Ex-DI Rachel Dune’s small son is brutally murdered. Her cousin Michael is found guilty of his murder and locked away.
Four years later, Rachel discovers that Michael is being granted the first steps to freedom . Unable to cope with this, she decides upon revenge, assuming a new identity . But Rachel’s perception of the truth might not be as accurate as she thinks and she might be about to murder the wrong man…
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Inspiration & Research
I wanted to explore the grief, and anger, of a mother whose child has been brutally murdered, whilst in parallel looking at and questioning the inherent nature of institutional corruption. I researched this novel extensively, and some aspects of the storyline that pertain to the internal corruption within the psychiatric hospital are loosely based on fact.
Praise for Falling Suns
“This book is highly effective. The pace is relentless and it is really is difficult to put it down. The plot and characters are believable, and the atmosphere created is redolent with both despair and hope. This is an excellent read.”
‘Falling Suns is without doubt a dark tale, and is interesting and different from many of the psychological thrillers that are out there at the moment. There are some lovely descriptions and great writing. It will be interesting to see what J.A. Corrigan writes next.’
‘…Falling Suns is a stunning debut. Bold, visceral and intelligent, with not one word wasted… It would also make a wonderful film or TV drama.’
Sally Spedding, author of Cut to the Bone
‘A cleverly written novel that leads the reader down streets that have no way out, retracing their steps only to have another possibility open up to them. The author had me guessing right to the end. A great book. Ms Corrigan deserves great success with Falling Suns; it stands on the bookshelf alongside the best thriller writers’
Susan Roebuck , author & blogger
‘A pacy, atmospheric thriller. There are twists and turns enough to keep the reader guessing to the end, but so much more as well: the fierce claustrophobia of warped family love, the inescapability of the past, and a strong protagonist whose emotional journey cannot help but draw you in. Gut-wrenching stuff.’
Rosy Thornton, author
Anthologies & Short Stories
Otherwhere & Elsewhere
An anthology of Sci-fi stories.
Will 17-year-old Harry succumb to the demands of the aliens? The outcome will not only affect Harry and his family, but all of Mankind.
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Devils, Demons & Werewolves
Anthology of supernatural and horror short stories.
The Half-Read Manuscript
Teenager Tiffany Lunes suspects her neighbour isn’t all that he appears …
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The Best of Cafe Lit 2012
Collection of short stories.
A Sweet Tooth at Christmas – A Slice of Paradise
A humorous look at a daughter taking over the role of family matriarch at Christmas time.
An Illicit Romance
A story of a woman looking back at her romance with her retired husband.
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The Best of Cafe Lit 3
Collection of short stories
Two Mothers, a ghost story is featured in this edition.
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How to Write a Chiller Thriller by Sally Spedding
Extracts from my work, including Falling Suns, are included in this comprehensive guide on how to write a thriller.
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