Black Valley Farm

She tells everyone her name is Clare Brown. She’s twenty-seven years old. She’s an only child. Her parents were killed in a car crash. She used to have a black cat called Ollie.

None of these things are true.

A decade ago, nine people were found dead at Black Valley Farm. The only suspect was never found.

Clare has spent ten years living a lie, but a new podcast on the murders threatens to bring her carefully built life crashing down.  

Because someone else has listened to the podcast.

Someone who knows Clare is lying, and who will stop at nothing to ensure the truth never comes to light.

Out now from Amazon, Kobo and all good bookshops.

‘Imagine a collaboration between Ann Tyler and AM Homes.’ Ken Bruen

Sheila Bugler author

Meet Sheila

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I started writing crime fiction seventeen years ago, while on maternity leave with my second child. I foolishly thought I’d get a book written while I was on leave and I’d never have to go back to my day job.

Things didn’t quite turn out that way. My first novel, Hunting Shadows, was published six years later, and I’m still doing the day job!

I’ve had eight books published so far (and I’ve written several that were never published). Black Valley Farm, my ninth novel, will be published on 22 June this year. 

Writing fiction is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it’s also the most rewarding. I’ve started an occasional series of writing tips on my blog, sharing some of the things I’ve learned over the seventeen years I’ve been writing. 

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