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May 2020 Thriller Fiction: My Perfect Sister by journalist Penny Batchelor

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We'd like to send you an advance review copy of a new domestic noir thriller by journalist Penny Batchelor, which is due for release in May 2020 from RedDoor Press. We can send you a paperback copy or share a PDF or ebook. Penny is available for editorial commissions and media interviews too.  Please see more information about My Perfect Sister and the author Penny Batchelor below.
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My Perfect Sister

By Penny Batchelor


A missing sister - A bedroom kept as a shrine - A dark family secret


When Annie returns to care for her estranged mother, she's faced with the ghosts from her past.


Long-held secrets surrounding her sister Gemma's disappearance in 1989 remain buried in her childhood house. Does a faded photograph in her sister's old room hold the key to the past?


Desperate for clues, she delves deeper in search of the truth. But is it safer to be kept in the dark? Annie is about to find out...


About the Author


Penny Batchelor is an alumna of the Faber Academy online ‘Writing a Novel' course. She is a freelance journalist, a former BBC content producer, and website editor for various educational institutions.

Her journalism has appeared in numerous publications including The Knitter, Vintage Life, Mollie Makes, Travel Africa, The Simple Things and Pretty Nostalgic magazines; and BBC Ouch!, money, and The University of Warwick's Knowledge Centre websites. 

Penny is the editor of award-winning knitting blog A Woolly Yarn, which is now solely social-media based on Facebook and Instagram.

‚ÄčBorn with a physical disability, Penny didn't see anyone like her reflected in fiction as a friend, lover, colleague, family member or neighbour. When disability is represented in the media it tends to be misery memoirs or triumph over tragedy stories, neither of which represent ordinary day-to-day life with a disability. Penny decided to include disabled characters in her own writing. In My Perfect Sister, it's Ian the solicitor. It's a small start, she says, but she has big plans for more characters with disabilities in future novels. My Perfect Sister is her first novel and she is currently writing a second.


Penny lives in Warwickshire with her husband and was born and raised in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

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Title:My Perfect Sister

Author:Penny Batchelor

Genre:Contemporary Fiction, Domestic Noir, Thriller

Publisher:RedDoor Press

Publication date:May 14 2020

Availability:Paperback, eBook


Number of pages:320






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