From Nick Alexander, the author of the #1 ebook hits, The Photographer’s Wife, The Half-Life of Hannah and The French House.
Alice has been lying to herself for years, holding fast to the belief that the needs of her family far outweigh her own.
But her outwardly successful marriage hides dark secrets, and for much of her life, the children were the only reason she stuck around.
These days, though her successful banker son lives nearby, his young wife seems to do everything she can to keep Alice at bay. As for Alice’s other son, he has always been something of a stranger and has been traveling for so long that Alice isn’t even sure what continent he is on anymore.
Alice can’t help but wonder if the effort she expends presenting a united front to the outside world is actually helping anyone and what would happen if she suddenly stopped pretending.
Could life, like the novels she devours, hold surprises in its closing chapters?
And if she did shake everything up by admitting the truth about her marriage, would anyone be on her side? Has the time finally come for Alice to put her own needs first?
For the first time in years, her heart is racing. Can Alice really change her life?
Dare she even imagine such a thing?
We’re halfway through the year, so I decided it was time for a little project update.
I’ve been working hard (too hard!) on my new novel, and have just broken through the 80,000 word barrier.
My faithful test reader who’s reading it chapter by chapter, says she loves it so far, so hopefully, I’m on a roll.
I’m running a little late this year due to the passing away of a very close friend which completely threw my stride, and then more mundane delays caused by burst plumbing and building extensions, but I’m still hoping to get it out (phnarr phnarr) before the year’s end.
In the meantime, The Photographer’s Wife has so far spent a full 8 months in the top 100 and sold more than 150,000 copies.
Thanks for all your ongoing support.
Amazon have chosen The Photographer’s Wife to be one of the first titles to be published by their new French publishing arm. The book is already being translated by Marie Chabin (who has translated Maeve Binchy amongst others in the past!) and should be out by Christmas. Joyeux Noel!
You can find a big interview with me here, where I talk about Amazon, self publishing, and writing in general. Great questions!
Well, your response to The Photographer’s Wife has been outstanding. I just don’t know how to thank you all enough. An average of 4.6 stars for reviews, over 30,000 sold already, and #2 in Amazon’s fiction chart. Way to go, people!
Official figures say that Amazon holds about 80% of the UK ebook market, but my own figures would seem to suggest that it’s more like 95%. Yes, for every 95 books I sell on Amazon’s Kindle platform, I sell about 5 on iBooks, Kobo, Nook, and Google all put together! But that still doesn’t make Amazon a monopoly despite what many of their detractors like to claim. Continue reading