Best-selling author of My Best Friend's Girl, The Ice Cream Girls and The Brighton Mermaid

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Hello and welcome to my website! My name is Dorothy and I’m an internatonally best-selling, multi-award-winning novelist. I’m lots of other things, too, but I’m guessing you’re here for the book-related stuff. Feel free to have a look around. I hope you like what you see. And do get in touch – I’d love to hear from you.

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My Books

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I Know What You’ve Done

The blurb says . . . What if all your neighbours’ secrets landed in a diary on your doorstep? What if the woman who gave it to you left for dead by one of the people in the diary? What if the police asked if you knew anything? Would you hand over the b …

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All My Lies Are True

The blurb says . . . I can’t imagine Mum’s face when I tell her. When I start to explain what I’ve done . . . and why I had to do it. My phone starts to flash with a silent incoming call. The S.O.S I was desperate for. ‘What’s happened?’ he asks. I tho …

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Tell Me Your Secret

Pieta has a secret Ten years ago, Pieta was kidnapped by a man calling himself The Blindfolder who said he wouldn’t kill her if she kept her eyes closed for 48 hours. She never told anyone what happened to her, vowing to move on with her life. But when …

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The Brighton Mermaid

The blurb says . . . Her murder was only the beginning… Teenagers Nell and Jude find the body of a young woman and when no one comes to claim her, she becomes known as the Brighton Mermaid. Nell is still struggling to move on when, three weeks later, …

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The Friend

The blurb says . . . What secret would you kill to keep? After her husband’s big promotion, Cece Solarin arrives in Brighton with their three children, ready to start afresh. But their new neighbourhood has a deadly secret. Three weeks earlier, Yvonne, …

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When I Was Invisible

The blurb says . . . ‘Do you ever wonder if you’ve lived the life you were meant to?’ I ask her. She sighs, and dips her head. ‘Even if I do, what difference will it make?’ In 1988, two eight-year-old girls with almost identical names and the same love …

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That Girl From Nowhere

The blurb says . . . ‘Where are you coming from with that accent of yours?’ he asks. ‘Nowhere,’ I reply. ‘I’m from nowhere.’ ‘Everyone’s from somewhere,’ he says. ‘Not me,’ I reply silently. Clemency Smittson was adopted as a baby and the only connecti …

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That Day You Left

Previously THE FLAVOURS OF LOVE The blurb says . . . It’s been 18 months since my husband was murdered and I’ve decided to finish writing The Flavours of Love, the cookbook he started before he died. Everyone thinks I’m coping so well without him – the …

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The Rose Petal Beach

The blurb says . . . ‘I could kill them for what they’ve done to me.’ I said those words. And I meant them at the time. But what would you do, what would you say if your husband was accused of something terrible and the accuser is someone you trusted w …

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The Woman He Loved Before

The blurb says . . . Libby has a good life with a gorgeous husband and a home by the sea. But over time she is becoming more unsure if Jack has ever loved her – and if he is over the death of Eve, his first wife. When fate intervenes in their relations …

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The Ice Cream Girls

The blurb says . . . As teenagers, Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe were the only witnesses to a tragic event. Amid heated public debate, the two seemingly glamorous teens were dubbed ‘The Ice Cream Girls’ by the press and were dealt with by the cour …

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Goodnight, Beautiful

The blurb says . . . Nova Kumalisi would do anything for her closest friend, Mal Wacken. She owes him her life. So, when he asked her to be the surrogate mother for him and his wife, in spite of her fears about how it would alter their friendship, Nova …

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Marshmallows For Breakfast

The blurb says . . . When Kendra Tamale returns to England from Australia she rents a room from Kyle, a divorced father of two, and begins a new job. She’s looking forward to a fresh start and simple life. Kyle’s five-year-old twins, Summer and Jaxon, …

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My Best Friend’s Girl

The blurb says . . . Best friends Kamryn Matika and Adele Brannon thought nothing could come between them – until Adele did the unthinkable and slept with Kamryn’s fiance, Nate. Worse still, she got pregnant and had his child. When Kamryn discovered th …

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The Chocolate Run

The blurb says . . . Amber Salpone doesn’t mean to keep ending up in bed with her friend Greg Walterson, but she can’t help herself. And every time it ‘just happens’ their secret affair moves closer to being a real relationship, which is a big problem …

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The Cupid Effect

The blurb says . . . There’s something magical about Ceri D’Altroy . . . After leaving London to follow her heart’s desire to become a psychology lecturer, Ceri D’Altroy vows to leave her matchmaking ways behind her for good. Unfortunately, all she see …

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Here's the trailer for All My Lies Are True, the sequel to my novel, The Ice Cream Girls. Enjoy!

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