UPDATE: My first reader review is now online at Rebecca Bradley's blog!
What's more thrilling than seeing proof copies of your debut novel in the delegate bags at the biggest crime festival in Europe? Seeing proof copies of your debut novel in delegate bags NEXT TO the new special edition of The Silence of the Lambs... I'm so happy I've gone a bit dizzy. As Mark Billingham said, "You and Tom Harris? Like THAT," and crossed his fingers. This time last year I was at Harrogate without a book deal, without even significant optimism about getting one. Now here I am, writing book two and seeing book one begin to take serious shape. A big shout-out to all new writers out there: Never ever ever give up.