Published: 01/02/2012
ISBN: 9781780880662
eISBN: 9781780889757
Format: Paperback/eBook



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Carolyn McCrae is a northerner, born on the Wirral (Cheshire) in 1950. After 35 years of moving around Kent, Berkshire, Cornwall, Worcestershire, Shropshire, the Isle of Wight and Devon she has now r... read more

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Highly Unsuitable Girl
by Carolyn McCrae

The new novel by the prize-winning author of The Last Dance, Walking Alone and Runaways

There were always two Anya Caves.

Some who knew her when she was young saw an intelligent, attractive girl who would go far. But always, too close to the surface, was the Anya who was promiscuous, self-obsessed and manipulative.

She was never going to be a suitable wife for Geoff and their first attempt at marriage fails in the face of his mother’s opposition and the connivance of people she thought were her friends.

Happiness eludes her as she makes a succession of mistakes and misjudgements rooted in the circumstances of her birth.

Only when three men, from very different stages of her life, make her face up to how much she has misjudged others and misunderstood about herself can she identify which Anya is the winner in her life-long battle between the girl she was and the woman she wants to be.

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Carolyn enjoys writing - sticking with it through the hard times because she has stories to tell.
Hostage to Fortune is Carolyn's eighth title and the fourth in a series of 'history mysteries' where modern day mysteries (murder, abduction, fraud) are solved through an understanding of families' histories. Investigation into a missing keeper of a safe house leads Skye and Fergal (our historical consultants) to preventing a psychopathic killer adding to his tally.
A Second Strand, her seventh title is Carolyn's second murder mystery (though all other books involve some degree of mystery of one sort or another).
The main suspect disappears two days after he discovers his dying neighbour and before DNA tests indicate the victim was his father.
Is he guilty? If so why? If not who is? And what, if any, are the links to a previous murder, perpetrated in the same small town (Yarmouth, Isle of Wight) two years earlier.

Her Parents' Daughter A woman is arrested, gun in hand, standing over a murder victim. Was she as guilty as she appeared to be or had she been set up? And if set up, why and by whom?

A Set of Lies was published to mark the Napoleonic bi-centenary in 2015 is an alternate historical mystery covering two hundred years of a family's history. It introduces Skye and Fergal who feature in her new soon-to-be-published A Second Strand

The Iniquities Trilogy; The Last Dance, Walking Alone and Runaways
Each book stands alone but as a trilogy the reader learns more about the extended Donaldson family than they ever knew themselves. This is now being reworked as one book to be available in the Spring of 2018. (Well... musicians re-record their earlier works...)

Highly Unsuitable Girl In which a northern girl, who moves south, finally understands who she is and what she wants from life, eventually growing up (at the age of forty something).

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