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Saturday 21 April 2018

Sharon signs deal for two more books

Local writer Sharon Thompson has signed a deal for two more books with leading crime publishing house, Bloodhound Books UK.

The Sligo native's debut novel 'The Abandoned' launched on Thurs 25th Jan 2018 at #1 on Amazon.

On pre-order kindle sales, 'The Abandoned' dominated the Irish crime category and continues to sit comfortably in the top 10.

Available in paperback and kindle on Amazon, this gritty crime novel, is being made into an audio book.

Local bookshops, Liber in Sligo, Supervalu in Carndonagh and Farrens Moville, also stock signed copies.

The Abandoned is set in 1950s Dublin and follows the life of a backstreet abortionist and brothel owner, Peggy Bowden.

Set against the backdrop of Ireland in the 1950's The Abandoned tells the story of one woman's fight for survival and her journey into the underbelly of a dangerous criminal world where she becomes a 'back-street abortionist' almost.

Written through the eyes of the strong protagonist, readers have found it an, 'exciting read they can't put down.'

Linda Green book blogger adds, 'Gripping, emotive, raw, and compelling are just some of the adjectives I could use to describe this stunning debut that will take your breath away."

Following on from the immediate success of her first book, Sharon Thompson has signed with her publishers for a further two crime novels.

Thompson tells us, 'I am delighted to have secured two more books with the great Bloodhound Books.

The support of my local papers, bookshops and communities has been amazing. I'd like to thank everyone who buys my book and huge gratitude to all those who gave it such positive reviews.'

Bloodhound Books UK founder and director, Betsy Reavley says, 'We are delighted to announce that readers can look forward to two more mystery thrillers from number 1 best-selling author Sharon Thompson. The Abandoned was released in January of this year to widespread critical acclaim and significant commercial success.

"We are thrilled that Sharon has signed a further two-book deal with Bloodhound Books.'

The Abandoned is available to purchase online on Amazon in paperback and kindle. Signed copies are sold locally.

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