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A Time For Silence
A Time For Silence
published by Honno Press, October 2012

Gwenllian Lewis married John Owen in 1933. Seventy-five years later, their granddaughter Sarah comes upon the ruined cottage where they had once farmed, and the discovery inspires her to investigate her family history. But when she unearths a shocking secret, her interest becomes an obsession. Escaping from her own tragedy, she immerses herself in an older one; a tragedy that overturns her fantasies of an idyllic past, for the story of Gwen and her husband John Owen was anything but idyllic. When the full unpalatable truth dawns on Sarah, she finds herself rethinking her own life.

"...a true page-turner, and as the tale grows in momentum, it graduates from chilling to horrific, as it tells of one woman's fixation with a past that should have remained closed."

"Piece by piece,she builds these women's lives until they sneak into our affections. The most chilling part of Thorne Moore's skill is the way that she represents evil."
Helen Tozer

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published by Honno Press, February 2015

In 1990, three women are anticipating motherhood.
Gillian is childless, and desperate to adopt, but should she?
Heather is stressed by a new move, financial worries and a young toddler. Is the imminent arrival of an unplanned second child the last straw.
Lindy is a desperate teenager, homeless and pregnant. The one thing she wants is a family.

Two babies are born in Lyford hospital. For two women it's a dream come true. For one, it's the start of a nightmare.

Twenty two years later...
Kelly is a happy young woman living with her mother Roz on a smallholding in Pembrokeshire. Vicky is a medical student nursing a grudge against her mother Gillian, in the home counties. They are worlds apart, but those worlds are about to crash into each other, when they set out to discover who they really are.

" One of the biggest achievements for a book is to change your perspective and I certainly went away from this with exactly such a change of perspective."
Christoph Fischer

"...a moving psychological story that will keep you on the edge of your seat."

Librarian Lavender
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The Unravelling

The Unravelling

A bleak January evening and Karen Rothwell returns home from work. An apple falls from a bag and rolls into a gully. An insignificant and undramatic event, but for some reason it sparks memories of a school friend Karen hasn’t seen or even thought about for thirty-five years.

Serena Whinn.

Why has Karen's forgotten childhood crush suddenly sprung into life - and what is it she is still not remembering?

Karen cannot rest until she finds out. But then, she’s never been able to rest—she’s too damaged. And she is not the only one. Will the truth heal, or only serve to open old wounds?

Perhaps it will even inflict new ones.

"The story itself,with its peeling layers of secrets and lies, is totally enthralling and quite perfectly paced - this is one of those books that haunts you for as long as you're reading, and stays with you long after you've finished."
Anne Williams

It draws relentlessly towards an ominous ending... It is a thrilling read, and believable too."

Rachel Carney
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Moments of Consequence Moments of Consequence

A collection of eight short stories, including comedies, tragedies and histories, though it is not necessarily easy to decide which is which.

What is the true value of an old teapot? (The Accountant) What happened on an uneventful day in Gloucestershire? (It Was Late June) Has anyone noticed the monument in the middle of Haverfordwest? (Dances On The Head Of A Pin) What lies behind the torn wallpaper of an old cottage? (Footprint) And more.

The collection also has three stories designed to add a little extra colour to my novels.
A Time To Cast Away puts a light on the background to A Time For Silence
Hush Hush illuminates the life of a character fleetingly mentioned in Motherlove.
Green Fingers, Black Back explains how a myth arose in The Unravelling.

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coming shortly.

Shadows will be published in 2017 by Endeavour Press

Kate Lawrence has a problem with death. It won't leave her alone. She's tuned into its shadows, whether it's happening a hundred miles away or whether it happened a hundred years ago. In her struggle to cope with her unwelcome gift, she has frozen people out of her life. Her marriage is on the rocks, her career is in chaos and she urgently needs to get a grip. So she decides to start again, by joining her effervescent cousiin Sylvia and partner Michael in their mission to restorie and revitalise an old mansion in the wilds of North Pembrokeshire.
It is certainly a new start, but it takes Kate to a place that is bound to be thick with the shadows of past deaths. She is determined to learn to face them down - so determined that she fails to notice new shadows that are erupting around her. Shadows that, perhaps, she is helping to cast.

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