A killer flu pandemic exacerbated by a shortage of the only effective treatment has the West Coast of America in a panic. Journalist Joe Hames, flying in to save his job and cover the story has an ulterior motive: to make contact with his long-lost former girlfriend and love of his life, Cassie.
Joe tries to find Cassie, whilst also trying to get hold of information on why the death toll is higher in California than anywhere else before any of the other journalists that have descended on the city. At the pharmaceutical company where she worked, Joe finds out that Cassie is dead: she was run down by a cable car two weeks earlier. When he goes to her funeral, he is surprised to find that he has become a person of interest to the police.
Or did she die? Joe begins to suspect that all is not what it seems, and in the fog-drenched streets of San Francisco, Joe unravels the real story resulting in a finale played out at Fisherman’s Wharf. Someone was really going to die this time, and not of the flu.
1. Which character would you like to be in this book?
I think it would have to be the detective Kevin Carpenter, I like Joe Hames, but he drinks way too much and I have never been good with hangovers…
2. Do you always take a book/erader wherever you go?
Absolutely. I actually get a bit panicky if I find myself out somewhere without something to read. This is better now that I have an App on my phone as I always have that with me, but it’s a bit too small for comfortable reading so I prefer to take a book/e-reader if I can.
3. Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?
Definitely the bad one. I get a lot of people asking if I will use their names and most want to be baddies, although a lot of men want to be some kind of Adonis.
4. Do you prefer to read/write standalones or series?
I prefer to both read and write series. If you find a character you like and want to spend time with then just one book isn’t enough. I have a crime series about a police doctor and set in Hastings, but sometimes, if you have a story that really won’t fit, then you need to do it as a standalone.
5. Where can I find you when you are reading?
In bed, in the bath, in the garden…pretty much anywhere quiet.
6. Where can I find you when you are not writing/reading?
Taking Dennis my Cockerpoo for a walk. Walking is great relaxation and Dennis is such good company. I find walking a good way to take time out and work through any problems with my stories.
7. Can you walk past a bookstore without going inside?
No. Next question.
8. What are you most proud of?
I am proud of my many years writing for television programmes such as The Bill, heartbeat and Doctors. Particularly, I am proud that I started on The Bill at a time
when there were very few female writers on the programme, or on any television series other than soaps.
9. What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?
It’s always a thrill. Then the anxiety and imposter syndrome kicks in. What if nobody reads it? What if nobody likes it? A writer’s life ….
10. What piece of advice would you give to aspiring writers?
I know it sounds trite, but keep writing. No one gets it right first time. I don’t just have a drawer full of things that I have written and haven’t gone anywhere, I have a cupboard full. A large cupboard full!
Thank you, Candy Denman and damppebbles Blog Tours
About the author
Candy Denman spent most of her life as an NHS nurse but now concentrates on writing full time. She has written extensively for television programmes such as The Bill, Doctors and Heartbeat but now writes novels. She lives in Hertfordshire with her large extended family and a football crazy Cockapoo called Dennis.
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