Griffin Books are delighted to bring you an exciting event with two bestselling authors, Sharon Bolton and Jo Spain. Sharon and Jo will be discussing their latest books with Lisa Howells, Books Editor for Heat Magazine and Crime & Thriller judge for the 2020 British Book Awards.

Sharon Bolton grew up in a cotton-mill town in Lancashire and had eclectic early career in marketing and public relations, before giving it up to become an author and a mother. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger, the Theakston’s Prize for Best Thriller, the International Thriller Writer’s Best First Novel Award and the Martin Beck Award in Sweden. Her latest novel, ‘The Pact’, is a dark and compulsive thriller about secrets, privilege and revenge.

The Pact: A golden summer, and six talented friends are looking forward to the brightest of futures – until a daredevil game goes horribly wrong, and a woman and two children are killed. 18-year-old Megan takes the blame, leaving the others free to get on with their lives. In return, they each agree to a ‘favour’, payable on her release from prison. Twenty years later Megan is free. Let the games begin…

Jo Spain is a full time writer and screenwriter. Her first novel, ‘With Our Blessing’, was one of seven books shortlisted for the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition, and her first psychological thriller ‘The Confession’ was a number one bestseller in Ireland. She lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children. Her latest novel, ‘The Perfect Lie’, is a fabulous page-turner that will keep you guessing and guessing.

The Perfect Lie: He jumped to his death in front of witnesses. Now his wife is charged with murder. Five years ago, Erin Kennedy moved to New York following a family tragedy. She now lives happily with her detective husband in the scenic seaside town of Newport, Long Island. When Erin answers the door to Danny’s police colleagues one morning, it’s the start of an ordinary day. But behind her, Danny walks to the window of their fourth-floor apartment and jumps to his death. Eighteen months later, Erin is in court, charged with her husband’s murder. Over that year and a half, Erin has learned things about Danny she could never have imagined. She thought he was perfect. She thought their life was perfect. But it was all built on the perfect lie.

Join us for what is sure to be a fascinating discussion with two bestselling authors. This event is part of our wider Independent Bookshop Week celebration.

Thursday 24 June
8.00 pm | via Zoom
Tickets: £5.00 per household – includes a discount on book purchases and SIGNED (bookplated) copies

This event will be recorded and made available to ticketholders only for a limited period of time following the live event.