|Hello there, I hope you are enjoying the great summer weather we are having. Summer is often the season when we get time to read on a beach. If you like locked room mysteries with a twist, I may have just the thing for you. How about a whodunnit in space? A murder mystery set on the first crewed mission to Mars? |
My latest book, Mortal Mission (under the pen name of Pip Skinner) has launched to great success! If you are one of the lucky readers of the free ARC I gave out, it would really help me if you could leave your reviews on Amazon, Bookbub and Goodreads when you get the chance.
|If you aren’t sure that you’d like it, these reviews from Goodreads may help you decide: |
‘A whodunnit in space – if you’re a fan of murder mysteries or sci-fi, then you’re in for a treat. Nail biting tension to the end’
‘I can honestly say Mortal Mission was a joy to read. Part hard sci fi and part murder mystery this ticked a lot of my boxes for making a favourite read.’
‘Sci-fi isn’t really my bag. But this was so… so… SO good. It takes a truly great author to be able to transport the reader to a whole other planet, as well as in to the future, but make it so realistic and believable.’
‘I honestly couldn’t put this one down, I finished it in two evening sittings after work. Partly I wish I hadn’t because I wanted the experience to last (but that is what re-reading is for!) and partly I just couldn’t wait since I NEEDED to know what was going on!’
‘A hard sci-fi murder mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Or turning pages all night long!’ ‘The book itself is very fast paced. There’s a lot to take in, but not so much that you get lost. But, if you think you’ve solved this mystery, then let me be first to say that I am 99% sure you have not. ‘
‘I could honestly rave about this book for ages but I will say if you love hard sci-fi and or murder mysteries this is one you are sure to enjoy’
‘Do young people still say epic? Screw it. I’m saying it. This book is EPIC’
‘I really love this authors work. It’s captivating and so easy to read. Yes, I would love to read more’
| So, what’s it all about?|
Astronaut Hattie Fredericks’s dream is realised when she is selected for the first crewed mission to search for life on Mars, but her presence on the Starship coincides with a series of incidents which threaten to derail the mission. The Mars mission encounters heated opposition from the religious right, but they’re not the only ones dreading positive results. After a near-miss while landing on the planet, the world watches as Hattie and the crew struggle to survive. But worse than the harsh elements are their suspicions that someone is trying to destroy the mission. When more crew members die, Hattie doesn’t know who to trust. And her only allies are 35 million miles away. As the tension ratchets up, violence and suspicion invade both worlds. Will Hattie’s dream turn into a nightmare?