I’m the author of The Painted Bridge, published by Simon & Schuster in the UK and by Scribner in the US. The Painted Bridge is the story of Anna Palmer, incarcerated in a private asylum on the edge of London in the winter of 1859. Despite her recurrent visions, Anna is convinced of her own sanity. Her new husband is determined to keep her secluded.
Neither the ethereal-looking bridge nor the photographer conducting an experiment at Lake House will offer a way out of her plight. Instead, Anna must chart a more difficult route to freedom – one that means facing the truth about both her present and her past.
Watch the 90 second trailer below, and read the first chapter here:
The Painted Bridge is now out paperback. It’s currently available for £5.99 from Amazon UK.
My new novel, The Sacred River, appears in July 2013 and is linked to The Painted Bridge. Set in 1882, it is the story of three women who set sail from a fog bound London for an Egypt in the throes of a nationalist uprising. None will return unchanged and one of the three can never return.
More about The Sacred River here.