I am delighted to be joining Helen Trevorrow on tour today with her debut novel, In The Wake.
Published with Urbane Publications In The Wake ‘questions whether we can ever truly leave our pasts behind and explores the lengths that we will go to protect the people that we love.’
I have an extract to share with you all so I do hope you enjoy….
[ About the Book ]
When a body is found floating in London’s Royal Albert Dock, successful public relations expert Kay Christie is sent to quiet the media, but things get complicated when it emerges that she knew the victim.
As events spiral out of control, Kay discovers that those close to her may be harbouring another secret – the story of a missing girl. Can Kay discover the truth before her life unravels and she risks losing everything?
[Extract – In The Wake ]
A white tent had been put up outside on the southern embankment, and it was here that the ambulance was parked. Kay had assumed that the body must be inside that tent. A
floating pontoon had been erected temporarily for the boat show and The Lusciousness was moored to it. Blue and white police tape extended from the tent and cordoned off access to
At least there was a dog. A cute – and only a real dog lover would ever call one cute – Alsatian had been led around sniffing at a pile of rope and ten or so crates which had been piled up.
A diver’s head had popped up in the blue-black water between The Lusciousness and the pontoon. The water looked like poured ink.
It was dizzying. No wonder Jacquie was crying. It was a million miles away from sending out a press release about The Lusciousness being the World’s Most Expensive Boat.
“Christ Jacquie, this is –” Kay had begun to say, but she stopped short. The wind had picked up and rattled the glass again. The side of the tent had been sucked completely inside out
revealing solidly planted feet. It must have been the forensic team examining the body. Kay had watched, eyes glued to the tent like a motorway rubbernecker. The wind had come again, angrier than before, turning the inky water into white tipped wisps. In an instant, it hoisted
up the tent, threw it over, and flung it onto its side where it bounced against the side of the ambulance. White gloved hands had reached out frantically from inside to grab it back. Three
police officers had sprinted over to secure it. But it was too late. Kay had seen the body. Bloated yes, swollen certainly, but the face with a black curl of hair pressed tightly to the fleshy forehead was clear. A dilute orange froth formed around the mouth, but the face was plain
to see. The eyes were fixed open.
Kay had gasped. Her knees had buckled. A high-pitched tone had started up in her ears. She collapsed down into a chair, suddenly burning hot and sweating. Good old Jacquie stood up and ran over.
“Are you alright, Kay?”
Kay shook her head, pulling at the neckline of her shirt and had waved Jacquie away.
“I’m fine, I’m fine.”
But Kay was not fine. A vein in her temple was twitching violently.
The dead body in the water.
Kay recognised the face.
She knew him.
[ Bio ]
Helen Trevorrow is a graduate of the 2016 Faber Academy creative writing programme. She studied at Leeds University and has worked in marketing and public relations in London. She is a specialist food and drink PR.
Helen’s debut novel IN THE WAKE is a feminist crime thriller about family, unrealised trauma and alcoholism. Helen has ghost-written many articles for newspapers, magazines and websites.
She lives in Brighton, Sussex with her wife and child.
Twitter – @helentrevorrow