Murder mystery debut

PUBLISHED: 20:00 11 September 2015

Ann Gawthorpe with her first novel. Face to Face.

Ann Gawthorpe with her first novel. Face to Face.

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A CLAVERHAM author has released her first novel.

Ann Gawthorpe co-wrote a non-fiction book earlier in the year but her newest release, Face To Face, is her first foray into the world of novel writing.

Set in the French city of Aix en Provence, the book is a romance story which becomes a gripping murder mystery, filled with twists and turns.

The story focuses on a woman who is suffering from memory loss after an accident.

A man approaches her as she sits in a cafe to say they had previously had a close relationship – but the reader is left wondering whether either character is the person they claim to be.

Ann was inspired to write the book after visiting Aix en Provence on numerous occasions to visit her daughter.

She said: “Aix en Provence is a city I know quite well as my daughter lives near there.

“Whenever we go to visit her we always go and have coffee in this cafe overlooking a small square – and this is the starting point of the story.”

The book can be bought in person from Waterstones and online from Amazon.

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