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Orion Fiction TPB June £13.99 512pp 978 1 4091 4254 6 eBook: £13.99 / 978 1 4091 4255 3

LESLEY LOKKO The Debutante

A dazzling new novel from the author of Little White Lies and In Love and War. 1936. In Chalfont Hall, Dorset, thirteen-year-old Kit is wondering why she has to go through the charade of seeing her sister Lily presented at Court. Kit knows that her sister’s place on the social scene is guaranteed, while Kit must take a back seat. But the arrival of a German visitor one evening soon sets in motion a chain of events that none of the family could have anticipated. Years later, the aftershock of events will be felt by a new generation... In this captivating family drama which sweeps from the 1930s to the present day, Lesley Lokko spins a story of sisters and long-held secrets. ‘Nail-biting narrative, absorbing relationships, glamorous locations – with an extra shot of intelligence’ Cosmopolitan on In Love and War Lesley Lokko trained as an architect, after various careers from cocktail waitress to kibbutz worker – but she always dreamt of writing. Several novels later, Lesley now spends most of her time in Johannesburg.


Location: Johannesburg, South Africa Available for interview f/lesleylokkoauthor

Orion Fiction TPB June £13.99 320pp 978 1 4091 3367 4 eBook: £13.99 / 978 1 4091 3368 1


The latest book from the author of The Vanishing is a heart-racing case of peril and justice. From the author of The Vanishing and the critically acclaimed Karen Sharpe series, comes a gripping new thriller. With his in-depth knowledge of real prosecutions, there is no better guide to the murky world of crime than John Connor. Fuelled by the author’s real-life experience, Connor’s action sequences leap off the page and move at breakneck speed. ‘His plot is enthralling, his characters sharp and vital’ Financial Times • John Connor’s experiences as a senior criminal lawyer within the Crown Prosecution Service make for gritty realism. John Connor left his job as a barrister to write full time. During the fifteen years of his legal career he prosecuted numerous homicide cases in West Yorkshire and London. He advised the police in several proactive drugs and organised crime operations.


Location: Brussels, Belgium Available for interview

Orion Fiction • June 2015