Second book for author Fiona Cane

Author Fiona Cane
Author Fiona Cane

Eastbourne author Fiona Cane has published her second novel is six weeks.

The Gate was released on Amazon Kindle in August and is a psychological thriller set in and around St Peter’s prep school in an idyllic Sussex coastal town.

Critics say it is a convincing and emotionally affecting account of grief and family and best-selling author Peter James described Fiona Cane as “a natural storyteller with a vivid writing style that is eminently readable”.

The arrival of foreign correspondent, Megan Moreau, and her teenage twins, rebellious Daisy and studious Josh, stirs up a hornet’s nest of resentment amongst the clique of child-centric mothers who dominate the school gate.

Beneath the respectable veneer, evil is at work. As the crimes escalate the close-knit community is torn apart and Megan discovers the new friends she’s made are not what they seem.

Fiona’s previous novel When the Dove Cried is a psychological thriller about a destructive group of university friends, and is set in a sleepy Sussex downland village.

Fiona was born and raised in Eastbourne and attended Beresford House School and Eastbourne College. After graduating with a degree in philosophy from Exeter University she worked in London as a film and entertainment PR.

She returned to Sussex in 1994 with her two children and has since worked as a tennis coach. When The Dove Cried is a psychological thriller about a destructive group of university friends, and is set in a sleepy Sussex downland village. It has been described in a series of five star reviews posted on Amazon as a fast-paced, page-turner written in “punchy prose”.