She acts like she's your new best friend, but is she really a deadly enemy?
When Isabel Anderson nearly runs over mysterious Alicia McBride, she is ridden with guilt. She helps Alicia get a job at the supermarket where she works, and soon, Alicia is acting like her new best friend. But then strange fires start to break out all over the small seaside town of Queensbeach, including at the caravan park where Alicia is staying. Isabel suspects Alicia knows more than she's letting on and grows increasingly nervous when her friend Deacon invites Alicia to stay with him. But it's Isabel the police suspect.
Determined to confront Alicia, Isabel bursts into her room and sees the word 'FRY' branded across her back in capital letters. From then on, she sees the word "FRY' everywhere she goes: in graffiti, on toilet walls, even on car registration plates. Then her beloved cat, Fluffy, disappears and Isabel is convinced Alicia is behind it. She puts up posters all over her neighbourhood, but as fast as she puts them up, someone takes them down. Soon, a whole spate of fires is breaking out and Isabel must stay one step ahead of the flames and the police. In order to survive, she must question her own innocence, her sanity and the very fabric of her morality. Can she win back Deacon? And will she ever find Fluffy?
FRY is a fast-paced psychological thriller in the tradition of Mark Edwards, Sophie Hannah and Julia Crouch.
'A breakneck roller coaster ride' - 5 Stars from IndieReader.com
Red-haired Isabel Anderson lives on a diet of tea and takeaways. She's a junior manager at her local supermarket but she lacks ambition and her greatest passion in life is for shopping. She drinks too much, smokes too much and spends too much. She is also fiercely independent and lives alone with only her cat, Fluffy for company.
Deacon Frost is a good-natured but slightly opinionated doctor. He is well-built and used to work as a bouncer. He now lives in a beautiful beach house overlooking the sea. He ought to have everything, but he's been single for many years.
Alicia McBride is new in town and dresses like a bedraggled orphan. She has an aura of wide-eyed innocence, but does something darker lurk beneath? What brings her to Queensbeach? And why now?
Queensbeach is a fictional English seaside town, out of season. With all the tourists gone for winter, it feels a bit like a ghost town. The sky is almost permanently grey, making it the perfect setting for a chilling crime drama.
FRY is a psychological thriller written in a conversational British style. If you like woman on woman crime thrillers, then this is book is for you. It has romance, but there is also an intriguing mystery that will keep you guessing right up until the very last page.
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At its launch, FRY was number one for free English language psychological thrillers on both Amazon Canada and Amazon Germany.
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Ever since she nearly ran the girl over, things have not been the same for Isabel. She feels like she owes this girl, Alicia, something. So she gets her a job at the supermarket, gets her a place to stay, and invites her to hang out with her and her friends. But suddenly she’s become too chummy, too good. What’s up with that? There’s something peculiar about Alicia. She’s shy and quite, but she can do things. How did she start the bar-b-que without any matches? There’s definitely something wrong here, and the worst part is that nobody believes Isabel. Suddenly, Isabel is a suspect in a fire. Could this new “friend” be a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Who is she? But, more importantly, what is she? The concept was really interesting, although the pace might’ve been a little slow. The story is written in the 1st person, so the reader feels everything Isabel feels—anger, confusion, jealousy, suspicion, etc. Freaky how Alicia was able to infiltrate herself into Isabel’s life. What is she, some kind of demon or something? Quick and intriguing. Simple and captivating.