Have you ever met a patchwork man?
Lawrence Juste is one. The QC with a conscience – privileged, reputable.
But Lawrence hasn’t always been who he is now. When he is glaringly in the public eye after his enigmatic wife is killed in an apparently random hit and run, he could do with a hidden past surfacing like a hole in the head. Unfortunately the past has a way of finding its way back to you, just like betrayal. His dead wife has helpfully left him a sinister resume of his; a list detailing his unsavoury past – things he didn’t even know she was aware of. And with the list the past returns, inexorably and inescapably…
Patchwork Man is the first in a suspense trilogy of murder, mystery and lethal relationships.
Debrah Martin writes under three different pen names and in three very different genres. She plots fast-paced and compelling thrillers as D.B. Martin, with the first in the Patchwork trilogy, Patchwork Man, having been recently awarded a coveted B.R.A.G. Medallion. The explosive conclusion to the series, Patchwork Pieces, is to be released on 13th April 2015. As Debrah Martin she writes literary fiction, where often the truth IS stranger than fiction, and two new titles are due to be released in 2015/16. And not to be overlooked is her YA teen detective series, penned as Lily Stuart – THE teen detective. Irreverent, blunt, funny and vulnerable. Webs is the first in the series and Magpies will follow in 2015.
So why not stick to just one name and one genre?
‘Variety is the spice of life,’ she says. ‘And I continually have all these new ideas – they have to come out somehow!’
Debrah’s past careers have spanned two businesses, teaching, running business networking for the University of Winchester (UK) and social event management. She chaired the Wantage (not just Betjeman) Literary Festival in 2014 and also mentors new writers.
Patchwork Man is available on Amazon
As is the sequel, Patchwork People
And the conclusion to the trilogy, Patchwork Pieces, is available for pre-order
For YA fiction readers, my first YA fiction, Webs, is available here
You can also find Debrah’s website here
Her blog is here
Her Facebook Page
And she’s on Twitter as @Storytellerdeb