W&N Fiction HB/TPB December @ £12.99/£13.99 288pp 978 0 297 86461 5/978 0 297 86462 2 eBook: £12.99 / 978 0 297 86463 9
‘A welcome discovery – a new novelist whose next book you are already impatient to read’ – Guardian on Jubilee
SHELLEY HARRIS Vigilante
The second novel by the author of the Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club choice, Jubilee. We all want to be extraordinary, and we all have a moment in our lives when we realise that we’re not. Vigilante is about a woman who doesn’t accept it gracefully. Jenny Pepper never expected to end up like this. Tired of her job and her lacklustre marriage, marginal in her teenage daughter’s life, Jenny stumbles into a vigilante rescue one night; suddenly her world is exciting again – and she’s a hero. In secret – in costume – she walks the streets of her small town, seeking to right wrongs. But secret identities are tricky to maintain, and Jenny’s need for adventure is beginning to cost her dearly. Amid petty crime, a real threat emerges. Young girls are being attacked – and Jenny’s daughter is at risk. Suddenly, Jenny finds her fantasy life becoming frighteningly real. ‘An extremely well-crafted story’ Independent on Sunday on Jubilee ‘An exceptional, arresting novel’ Clare Morrall, author of Astonishing Splashes of Colour, on Jubilee ‘An exciting debut that suggests this author will offer many more insightful and compelling stories in the years ahead’ Independent on Jubilee Shelley Harris was born in South Africa. She has worked as a teacher and a reporter. When she isn’t writing, she volunteers at her local Oxfam bookshop, helping customers find just the right book.
Location: Marlow, Bucks Available for interview http://shelleyharris.co.uk f/shelleywriter @shelleywriter
W&N Fiction • December 2014