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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, Jude disappears.

Twenty-five years on, Nell is forced to quit her job to find out who the Brighton Mermaid really was – and what happened to her best friend that summer.

But as Nell edges closer to the truth, dangerous things start to happen. Someone seems to be watching her every move, and soon she starts to wonder who in her life she can actually trust…

Fast-paced and thrilling, The Brighton Mermaid explores the deadly secrets of those closest to you.

The blurb means . . .

Nell, Jude and Macy the three main characters in the book are very special to me. I still feel like I have a connection with them and I’ve been very reluctant to let them go. But let them go I must if you are going to read about them. The Brighton Mermaid, although an emotional thriller with some highly tense and threatening moments still feels, to me, like a love letter to my home city – Brighton.

*The Brighton Mermaid won The Precious Awards Must Read of 2018! Much jubliation all round. If you haven’t read it yet, click on the ‘buy now’ button to get your copy.

PS Here’s a video of me talking about The Brighton Mermaid.

Dorothy Koomson talks The Brighton Mermaid

And this video is of me reading an extract from The Brighton Mermaid.

Dorothy Koomson reads from The Brighton Mermaid

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