Laura Elliot – GUILTY

The joy she experienced from reading in her childhood attracted her initially to the world of children’s fiction. She honed her writing skills first as a journalist and magazine editor, and later as an author of children’s books. There are 12 in all, penned under the name June Considine.

Fantasy, adventure, gritty realism, teen lives and loves… eventually, as all young people do, the characters she created grew up. So she turned her attention to the domestic life of adults and the intimacy of family. Today, we’re going to step inside the pages of her novel, GUILTY, which has been recently released from Grand Central Publishing in hardback. From the shoreline of Broadmeadow Estuary, near the town of Dublin, Ireland, today’s guest is Laura Elliot…

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A gripping and suspenseful psychological thriller that Booklist calls “intriguing from start to finish,” perfect for fans of New York Times bestselling authors Paula Hawkins and Gillian Flynn.

It begins with a phone call. It ends with a missing child. On a warm summer’s morning, thirteen-year-old school girl Constance Lawson is reported missing. A few days later, Constance’s uncle, Karl Lawson, suddenly finds himself swept up in a media frenzy created by journalist Amanda Bowe implying that he is the prime suspect.

Six years later…

Karl’s life is in ruins. His marriage is over, his family destroyed. But the woman who took everything away from him is thriving. With a successful career, husband and a gorgeous baby boy, Amanda’s world is complete. Until the day she receives a phone call and in a heartbeat, she is plunged into every mother’s worst nightmare.

“Intriguing from start to finish, with meaty characters and unrelenting suspense.” –Booklist

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One evening as the sun is setting, Amelia Madison’s car slides into the sea off Mason’s Pier and her body is never found.

Two years later…
Elena Langdon meets Nicholas Madison. She is grieving the loss of her mother, he is grieving the loss of his wife. Together they can help each other heal the pain of the void left by their own personal tragedy.

Elena begins a new chapter of her life with Nicholas, perhaps too quickly; she doesn’t really know him. She also doesn’t know what what really happened to Amelia or the darkness he is capable of.

One afternoon she discovers the torn page of a letter and the words she reads chill her to the bone.

Now, Elena must find the person who wrote the letter if she is to save herself.

A totally breathtaking page-turner about the darker side of love and what really goes on behind closed doors.
This book will have you gripped from the very first page until the dramatic final twist.

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‘My emotions were in overdrive…absolutely gripping – one of my best reads of the year so far.’  Literary Lightbox

It’s every mother’s worst nightmare…
Carla Kelly wakes to find her two-day-old baby daughter’s cot empty and Isobel has been taken.

Susanne Dowling has kept a terrible secret following her fifth agonizing miscarriage. When at last she welcomes her new baby daughter into her life she realizes they will both be safe as long as Susanne keeps her daughter close, and confesses her lie to no one. Ever.

Carla, a top model, launches a fierce national campaign to find her baby – but the trail is cold. She receives threats and recriminations from strangers – she flaunted her pregnancy in the media, she cashed in on it, she deserves everything she gets – and, pressured by well-meaning loved ones to move on, she begins to fall apart.

But one letter Carla receives stands out from the rest, offering support from a surprising quarter. It sparks a chain of events that opens wounds and exposes shocking secrets from Carla’s past that suggest what happened to her daughter was revenge a long time planned.

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What is a goal? It’s been defined in many ways, most of them so complex that things get fuzzy and complicated. Put simply, a goal is something you want to do. PUSH is designed to help readers think about things more simply. Identify your goals and put forth the simple, dedicated effort to achieve them. Having acheived one goal, it becomes easier to pursue others. We tend to make it complex. PUSH seeks to make it simple.

PUSH is designed to help each reader find their own personal pathway of identity and, having found it, pursue their dreams in a simple, attainable fashion that leads to achievement. Broken into a handful of easy-to-read essays, PUSH mixes humor, common sense, and thought-provoking insight in an effort to give each reader the opportunity to see for themselves why they have absolutely no shot at ever being ordinary.

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You’re being watched… You may not realize it, and the person watching you may never clue you in, but you’re being watched. It happens each day in the most undetectable way. Somewhere, someone is watching.

You touch more lives and topple more dominoes than you could ever imagine. For someone, you are the light in their darkness or the example to which they aspire. Completely disconnecting from the society in which we live is impossible. Even in death, our lives continue to touch others, both in the moment and as time slowly passes.

Don’t Forget Your Cape doesn’t dance off into the fancy world of who each person can be. I’ve always left that “think your way to wonderful” philosophy to other writers. It just doesn’t suit me and I’d bet that it doesn’t really suit you either. I’d rather be a part of a face-to-face journey that cuts through the fog and connects me with who I am. That’s where my value can be found and that’s where this journey takes each reader.

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“Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” There’s a brilliant irony in that quote; no one claims authorship and no one seems to be able to identify its true origin. Although the world is very familiar with this song and dance, no one knows the singer or the dancer.

Why do you do what you do? It’s a useful question to ponder. If you knew that no one would hear your song, would you still sing? Knowing that the chairs in the auditorium will be empty, will you still take the stage and dance just as enthusiastically?

HELLO… Is This On? explores why we do what we do and speaks to our ability to develop self-trust and quiet confidence, even in the face of daunting circumstances or, in some cases, no measurable response at all.

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