Finally! I’ve been looking forward to sharing Andrew and Tait’s story with the world and now I can!
Secrets Within was the book that was never going to be written. When I wrote Seeing Red, I swore black and blue that it would be a stand-alone book and there wouldn’t be a sequel, let alone a series.
Then Andrew took over. A strong image come to my mind one evening - a scene where Andrew sat working at his desk and a call came in from his sister, Nell, desperate for his help and expertise as a lawyer.
Well I couldn’t leave Nell hanging, could I?
I liked Andrew’s character in Seeing Red, but I’ve grown extremely fond of him in Secrets Within. As for Tait, I searched images online to find inspiration for her character and came across a grey eyed woman staring steadily at me from under her wavy brown fringe. That image told me everything I needed to know about Tait. Her character sprang out from that speculative look in the picture, and the rest just flowed.
I hope you enjoy reading Secrets Within as much as I loved writing it. The story gave me a few surprises (where did THAT come from?) and it’s been a real joy to tell.
One other thing. When I finished writing Secrets Within I knew I had to write just one more book for the series now known as the New London books. My professional editor realised it too, without any prompting from me. At the end of her edits for Secrets Within she wrote “now you need to write…”.
Let me know if you think you can work out why there has to be a third book!
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