The third book of the Lock series, Gridlock, is now with the Transworld copyeditor. It will be released in the UK and Ireland (and lots of other places) in August. Authors can be notoriously bad judges of their own work but I will say that I am intensely proud of Gridlock. It has all the action and suspense of the previous two Lock adventures but this time we go a little deeper and there is more of a psychological edge. It also has a truly shocking ending. Anyway, here is the cover for it, designed by the handsome and talented, Richard Shailer.
Not one to rest on my laurels, I am planning a new research trip to the US for next month. Then it is head down over the spring and summer as I carve out the first draft of a new book.
Along with my London film agent, Luke Speed, CAA in Los Angeles are helping us package Deadlock. Speaking of which, the paperback is out on May the 12th.
I am entering a difficult period for a new author. You no longer have the sparkle which surrounds the debut and you have yet to establish yourself on the bestseller list. It's when characters are tested. A lot of hard work lies ahead, hence my motto for this year: Dig In. Dig Deep.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me so far. I truly appreciate it.