Saturday, June 10, 2017



Anna Graves’s whole life has recently been turned upside down. A new mother, she’s just gone back to her job as a radio presenter and is busy navigating a new schedule of late night feeding and early morning wake ups while also dealing with her newly separated husband. Then the worst happens. While Anna is walking on the beach with her daughter, she’s attacked by a crazed teenager. Terrified, Anna reacts instinctively to protect her baby.

But her life falls apart when the schoolboy dies from his injuries. The police believe Anna’s story, until the autopsy results reveal something more sinister. A frenzied media attack sends Anna into a spiral of self-doubt. Her precarious mental state is further threatened when she receives a chilling message from someone claiming to be the “Ophelia Killer,” a serial killer who preyed on the town twenty years ago—and who abruptly stopped when Anna’s father committed suicide.

Is Anna as innocent as she claims? And is murder forgivable, if committed to save your child’s life? Internationally bestselling author Tracy Buchanan takes readers on an emotional roller coaster ride filled with heart-stopping secrets and hairpin turns in No Turning Back, her US debut.


A few of your favorite things:

Lip balm (obsessed with the stuff!), an old grey fluffy cardigan I wear when writing, books and more books, chocolate… lots of it!
Things you need to throw out:
Old school report cards declaring: "creative but talks too much." The clothes a size too small for me that I cling onto in the hope one day I’ll get back into them. 

Things you need in order to write:
My puppy Bronte snuggled up next to me. A cup of tea. Music.
Things that hamper your writing: My puppy Bronte when she wants to play. The drilling work going on as we renovate parts of our house. My tummy telling me its cake o-clock.

Things you love about writing: Messages from readers. Disappearing into my fictional world. Holding my novel in my hands and sniffing it.
Things you hate about writing:
Nothing. Seriously.

Things you love about where you live:
The beautiful green fields. The friendly people. The bonkers politics of the UK at the moment!
Things that make you want to move:
The rubbish weather!

Words that describe you: 
Creative. Ditzy. Happy
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t:
Tired. Fickle. Hungry.

Favorite foods:
Scones. Cheese. Chocolate. Chinese food. Spaghetti carbonara.
Things that make you want to throw up: 
Liquorice. Kidneys. Liver. Pineapple.

Favorite music or song:
Forgiven by Within Temptation
Music that make your ears bleed:
Garage and house music.

Favorite smell: Vanilla 

Something that makes you hold your nose:
My puppy after rolling in fox poop.

Something you’re really good at:
Making people I love smile. 

Something you’re really bad at: Stopping writing in the middle of a scene

Something you like to do:
Go for long walks. 

Something you wish you’d never done:
Drink too much in a Greek bar once

People you consider as heroes: Writers are my rock stars! So I love authors like Angela Carter and Anita Shreve, huge inspirations for me. But most of all, my mum.
People with a big L on their foreheads:
People who try to force their lifestyles onto you (eg. vegetarians who lay into you for eating meat or meat eaters who sneer at you for ordering a vegetarian meal)

Last best thing you ate:
A Troll Princess Poppy shaped strawberry flavoured chocolate easter egg my daughter couldn’t finish
Last thing you regret eating:
See above. Felt kinda sick after!

Things you’d walk a mile for:
My daughter.
Things that make you want to run screaming from the room:
My daughter when she’s having a tantrum!

Things to say to an author: ‘What did you last read?’

Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book:
"Oh my god, you must be a millionaire by now!"

Things that make you happy:
Sitting in the sun (a rarity here!) writing and sipping wine as my daughter plays with my husband in her playhouse.

Things that drive you crazy: Mean people.


Tracy Buchanan lives in the UK with her husband, their little girl, and their one-eyed Jack Russell. Buchanan traveled extensively while working as a travel magazine editor and has always been drawn to the sea after spending her childhood holidays on the coast visiting family–a fascination that inspires her writing. She now dedicates her time to writing and procrastinating on Twitter.

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