Published by Joffe Books
Ebook and Paperback : 20 September 2017
My thanks to Jill of Books n All for the invitation to take part in the blog tour. Lies that Poison is available to buy now in both ebook and paperback. For my turn on the tour, I have a post from Amanda.
Eight Things You Might Not Have Known About Amanda Fleet Until Now
1. She spent 20 years lecturing in human physiology at university before a serious health issue made her reassess her life, and leave to focus on writing. Most of those years were at the University of St Andrews, where she also did her undergraduate degree.
2. Naturally ambidextrous, she generally writes with her right hand, but all of her lab books were written left-handed during her PhD after RSI in her right prevented her from being able to hold a pen.
3. She helped to set up a charity in Malawi that works to help homeless children stay in education. The charity buys uniforms and school supplies, pays school fees and helps to support any remaining family to keep the children off the streets.
4. She never drinks coffee, but drinks oceans of tea. Her favourite tea is Fortnum and Mason’s Earl Grey, for its hint of smokiness along with the bergamot.
5. She once did a charity lecture for medical students, dressed as Braveheart, wearing her husband’s kilt. The outfit was completed by blue face paint and a plastic sword, which she used as a pointer during the lecture. Amanda is English, incidentally. The irony was not lost on her.
6. A stationery addict from an early age, the has a cupboard full of notebooks and another full of fountain pen ink. She probably owns more notebooks and ink than she will be able to use in a lifetime.
7. She has ‘O’ levels in Art and Latin. One has been much more useful than the other!
8. She loves a good ceilidh. Strip the Willow (conventional or Orcadian version) is her favourite dance.
About the Book:
WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON? DO YOU BELIEVE ALYS OR HANNAH?
When Tom Bowman moves to a pretty Yorkshire village to start a new business, he meets two women who will change his life.
Alys is a young woman with a troubled past, including an abusive boyfriend. She says she doesn’t want another man, but a relationship soon develops between her and Tom.
Tom’s other neighbour is Hannah, an elderly woman who is often confused between past and present. 50 years ago, her sister died tragically young. Now, she sometimes thinks that Tom is the man who was to blame.
Hannah hates Alys, and warns Tom that he is in great danger from the woman he’s falling in love with.
Who should he believe and who is poisoning his mind with lies?
In a pulsating conclusion, Tom will face a heartbreaking choice with the potential to shatter everything he has built.
Perfect for readers who love C. L. Taylor, Ruth Ware or Clare Mackintosh
Lies that Poison is currently available to download from Amazon UK for 99p
About the author:
Amanda Fleet is a physiologist by training and a writer at heart. She spent 18 years teaching science and medicine undergraduates at St Andrews University, but now uses her knowledge to work out how to kill people (in her books!). She completed her first degree at St Andrews University and her doctorate at University College, London.
She has been an inveterate stationery addict since a child, amassing a considerable stash of fountain pens, ink and notebooks during her lifetime. These have thankfully come in useful, as she tends to write rather than type, at least in the early stages of writing a book.
During her time at St Andrews, she was involved with two Scottish Government funded projects, working with the College of Medicine in Blantyre, Malawi. While in Malawi, she learned about the plight of the many street children there and helped to set up a Community Based Organisation that works with homeless Malawian children to support them through education and training – Chimwemwe Children’s Centre. It was this experience that helped to shape the Malawian aspects in her first novel, The Wrong Kind of Clouds.
Amanda lives in Scotland with her husband, where she can be found writing, walking and running. The Wrong Kind of Clouds is her début novel and was published by Matador in early 2016.