I was three years old when I learned to read and I’ve been reading ever since. Writing took slightly longer. As a young kid I wrote long, rambling stories, but I stopped abruptly around the age of ten. By then I was old enough to realise my writing wasn’t at the same standard as the authors I loved. My ten-year-old brain decided that if I couldn’t write perfectly, I wouldn’t write at all.
It was always my intention to return to writing but, somehow, life got in the way. Then the Irish economy crashed and, shortly afterwards, I was made redundant. I should have been terrified to be out of work at a time of huge unemployment but I realised this was my chance to do something different. I grabbed the opportunity to develop my writing skills and GIRL TARGETED was the eventual result. It turned out to be the first book in the Aoife Walsh Thriller series. Since then I have published ONLY LIES REMAIN, THE SILENT SPEAK and WHERE LOYALTIES LIE. Book 5 will be released in March 2023.
Aoife Walsh is the heroine of all my books. Aoife lives in Ireland, where I have lived all my life. She also has a similar work history. In GIRL TARGETED she works in a HR office and in the other books she has secretarial/admin roles. I wish I could have brought first-hand knowledge to Aoife’s crime investigations. However, I did the next best thing. I contacted a friend who works for the Irish police force. He provided me with great advice and told me how the police would react in different circumstances.
I really loved writing the Aoife Walsh Thriller series. I hope you enjoy reading it. All four books are standalone psychological thrillers and can be read in any order. I’m always excited to hear from readers so please click on the ‘contact me’ button if you would like to get in touch.
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