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New from Hilary: Dreams of Fear

Oct 30th 2019.

So publication day tomorrow for my new book, Dreams of Fear. It’s a twisting tale of murder, deceit, and family secrets, stretching back over many years. Its partial inspiration is the chilling real life case of yacht club commodore Paul Longforth who murdered his wife, but claimed she had committed suicide whilst he was at a club party. And its location is the picturesque North Devon coast, in particular the estuary seaside village of Instow, Westward Ho!, Northam, and Bideford, the market town on the tidal river Torridge where I grew up.

In this month of new Bonner books, tomorrow also sees the large format publication of Wheel of Fire, which centres around a catastrophic and mysterious fire at a Somerset manor house. Three people die in horrific circumstances, and my series detective David Vogel investigates when arson is suspected, gradually unveiling the complex and devious sequence of events which led to the tragedy.

The story is set primarily in the countryside around Wellington, close to where I now live.

I like to write about what I know. Although I haven’t murdered anyone for ages. Honestly!

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