‘Ever wondered what your old student friends are doing now?
What if it was murder?’
Today I have the privilege of revealing to you all the stunning cover for the upcoming new release from Kate Vane, Brand New Friend, due for publication on June 5th 2018.
Kate Vane writes (mostly) crime fiction and Brand New Friend is her fourth novel.
Would you like to see it?
I just need to tell you all a little about the book first….
BBC foreign correspondent Paolo Bennett is exiled to a London desk – and the Breakfast sofa – when he gets a call from Mark, a friend from university in eighties Leeds. Paolo knew Mark as a dedicated animal rights activist but now a news blog has exposed him as an undercover police officer. Then Mark’s former police handler is murdered.
Paolo was never a committed campaigner. He was more interested in women, bands and dreaming of a life abroad. Now he wonders if Mark’s exposure and his handler’s death might be linked to an unexplained death on campus back when they were friends. What did he miss?
After asking for Paolo’s help, Mark is elusive. Paolo wants the truth. He wants to get off the sofa. He investigates new leads and old friends. From benefit gigs and peace protests, to Whatsapp groups and mocktail bars, everyone has changed, but Mark still seems the same.
Is Mark the fabled spy who never went back – who liked his undercover life better than his own? Or is he lying now? Is Paolo’s friend a killer?
Doesn’t that sound intriguing?
ARE YOU READY?
How captivating is that cover? You will have to wait a few more weeks though as Brand New Friend will be published in Kindle and paperback on Tuesday 5 June 2018.
I would like to thank Kate Vane for this opportunity today and I wish her every success with Brand New Friend.
Kate Vane writes (mostly) crime fiction. Brand New Friend is her fourth novel.
She has written for BBC drama Doctors and has had short stories and articles published in various publications and anthologies, including Mslexia and Scotland on Sunday.
She lived in Leeds for a number of years where she worked as a probation officer. She now lives on the Devon coast.
Website ~ https://katevane.com
Twitter ~ @k8vane
Facebook ~ @k8vane