Blackwood Bay. An ordinary place, home to ordinary people.


It used to be a buzzing seaside destination. But now, ravaged by the effects of dwindling tourism and economic downturn, it’s a ghost town – and the perfect place for film-maker Alex to shoot her new documentary.

But the community is deeply suspicious of her intentions. After all, nothing exciting ever happens in Blackwood Bay – or does it?


Blackwood Bay.

An ordinary place, home to an extraordinary secret.

Coming soon in hardback, audio and ebook...

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'outstanding... perfectly captures small town ennui while illustrating how corruption can hide in plain sight'

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

‘There are so many twist and turns I was out of breath when I finished'

Matt Cain

'If you go down to Blackwood Bay, you're in for a dark surprise. FINAL CUT is a masterfully tense, taut and terrifying thriller.'

Tim Glister

'I loved that behind this disturbing and clever plot there's a genuinely heartrending story.'

Emma Curtis 

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