Awesome indie mystery The Loyal Servant, winner of Cambridge University’s Lucy Cavendish prize for fiction, available for a limited time on Amazon for just $.99!
It’s late. In Westminster a well-respected government minister lies dead in the Education Department, scattered pills and whiskey bottle on his desk.
Despite making the grisly discovery, low ranking civil servant Caroline Barber is convinced the minister wouldn’t take his own life. But against the backdrop of major political change, Martin Fox’s death is quickly forgotten and all trace of him removed from the department.
Unable to trust information coming from the police and driven by her need to find justice for Fox, Caroline embarks on a mission to prove he was killed. Reluctantly, she seeks help from hard-nosed investigative journalist Angela Tate. But Tate will only offer support in exchange for departmental secrets.
Turned from loyal civil servant to government whistleblower, Caroline is forced to cross the line between right and wrong, committing acts she never imagined herself capable of.
When she discovers a political scandal so damaging ot could topple the government, she puts not just her career at risk, but the safety of her family. Can she expose the corruption before powerful opponents destroy all the evidence and silence her permanently?
“Finally! An indie-published book that can absolutely hold its own alongside traditionally published thrillers by established authors. The Loyal Servant is deftly plotted, tightly paced and above all, very well written… At times my heart was beating double time at the risks Caroline Barber has to take to uncover the truth about Martin Fox’s death.”
- Rose Maroc, Amazon UK Reviewer
“Ms Hudson paints a very convincing picture of the workings of a major Government Department. The settings are real and the civil servants depicted here are taken from life. To that realism, add a plot that hooks the reader from the outset and you have a first class story… The premise is straightforward; was the Minister murdered or did he take his own life? The journey to resolve that question takes the reader through numerous colourful scenes involving the corridors of Whitehall, rough social housing areas and company director mansions. There are car chases, corruption, drug addiction and deep dark secrets, some much closer to home than expected.”
- Bookie, Top 500 Amazon Reviewer
Eva Hudson was born in south London, grew up on a Camberwell housing project and now splits her time between the Sussex countryside and central London. She’s been a government worker, singer, dot com entrepreneur, portrait artist, project manager and web designer.
In 2011 she won the inaugural Lucy Cavendish fiction prize from Cambridge University for her first novel, The Loyal Servant. The novel was also shortlisted for UK television’s People’s Novelist Award.
Available for Kindle on Amazon U.S. and Amazon UK.