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”.