Monday, 18 December 2017

The Abandoned by Sharon Thomspon. Exclusive Cover Reveal and Giveaway.

Bleach House Library is delighted to bring you the exclusive cover reveal of Sharon Thompson's debut novel, The Abandoned.  This  exciting crime thriller is published by Bloodhound Books on 25th January 2018. You can read the book blurb below and there is a chance to win a beautiful 1950's themed prize.

The wait is over - Here is the cover of The Abandoned...

The Blurb

Peggy Bowden has not had an easy life. As a teenager her mother was committed to an asylum and then a local priest forced her into an abusive marriage. But when her husband dies in an accident Peggy sees an opportunity to start again and trains as a midwife.

In 1950s Dublin it is not easy for a woman to make a living and Peggy sees a chance to start a business and soon a lucrative maternity home is up and running. But when Peggy realizes that the lack of birth control is an issue for women, she uses their plight as a way to make more money. Very soon Peggy is on the wrong side of the law.

What makes a woman decide to walk down a dark path? Can Peggy ever get back on the straight and narrow? Or will she have to pay for her crimes?

Set against the backdrop of Ireland in the 1950’s The Abandoned tells the story of one woman’s fight for survival and her journey into the underbelly of a dangerous criminal world.

About the Author 

Sharon Thompson lives in Donegal, Ireland. She is a member of Imagine, Write, Inspire. This  is a writing group, under the mentorship of HarperCollins author Carmel Harrington. Sharon’s short stories have been published in various literary magazines and websites. #WritersWise is her collaboration with writer, Dr Liam Farrell. This is a trending, fortnightly, promotional tweet-chat with corresponding Facebook page and website ( Its mission is to encourage and support writers to reach as wide an audience as possible. Although she mostly writes crime fiction, Sharon does have a fun-side and she writes the quirky Woman's Words column for the Donegal Woman wesbiteSharon Thompson. Writing Fun is her writing page on Facebook and she tweets @sharontwriter.

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To get you in the 1950s mood, Bleach House Library has a copy of The 1950s Ireland in Pictures to giveaway. Click on link below to enter. Open INT and closes 28 December 2017. Good Luck!

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