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Counsellor Francesca ‘Frankie’ Wilson, divorced mother of two, lands her dream job at ASF Technologies. Is she as lucky as she seems? From the very first day things start happening to her—bad things! Who is responsible and why? Could it be one of her clients?
Stephen Lime, who appears to hate women and is keeping a secret.
Isabelle Toms, a profoundly deaf tester, who feels lonely and isolated, within an organisation where no one else can use sign language.
Verity Froom, who dresses like a woman far beyond her years, suffers from ill health, but who refuses to visit a doctor.
David Shaw, who’s young and handsome, but who has just lost his wife to a hit and run driver, and is devastated by grief.
Or is someone else responsible?
I was born and raised in Bristol in the West Country. I’m a married mother of two with a lifelong ambition to write a book.
I’ve worked in both large and small organisations. I’ve been a project manager, UAT tester, test analyst, business analyst, office manager, personal assistant, youth worker, library assistant, and general dogsbody. My experience has been varied and interesting.
Throughout my various roles, one thing stood out for me—I liked listening to people, hearing about their experiences and the challenges life had presented.
I decided to train as a counsellor, and qualified as an integrative counsellor in 2005. I, like my main character Frankie, take the professional ethic of confidentiality very seriously indeed, hence the title of my first book, ‘In the strictest Confidence.’
I have personal experience of the deaf and the difficulties they face. Raising awareness of the everyday issues they encounter is important to me. I hope I managed to do that in some small way in my book.
I hope you enjoy reading my book as much as I enjoyed writing it.