An Eastbourne author has released her fourth novel – a thriller, which sees three womens’ lives collide amid poltical turmoil.
Fiona Cane, born and brought up in Eastbourne, launched her latest novel The Other Side of the Mountain at English Wine Centre’s Green Oak Lodge on the South Downs on August 6.
More than 90 guests attended the party including Cane’s parents Alan and Ann Caffyn, to whom the book is dedicated.
The novel follows a doctor, a journalist and a impoverished farmer as they desperately search for a missing child in Haiti’s violent underworld.
Ms Cane said, “My other books were psychological thrillers set in East Sussex and London, mainly. I suppose the change came about because the books I most enjoy reading are either set in far-flung places, or have a contemporary/historical mix to them.”
Also author of The Gate and When The Dove Cried, Ms Cane’s latest book is set in one of the most tumultuous periods of Haiti’s history.
She continued: “It would have been difficult to write a book set in Haiti and not touch on the poverty. Even before the earthquake struck, Haiti was one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2001, when the book is set, more than 50 per cent of Haitians survived on less than $1 a day.”
Ms Cane who lives and works as a tennis coach in Sussex with her husband and two children has been described as “a natural storyteller with a vivid writing style that is eminently readable” by best-selling author Peter James.
Ms Cane has already begun work on her untitled fifth book. Set in Soho and Sussex the novel follows the story two women across three decades of their life.
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