Shauna Bickley

Lives Interrupted

Lives Interrupted
Title: Lives Interrupted
Published: November 2, 2011
Author's Twitter: @shaunabickley
One moment can destroy your life. It’s an ordinary summer day in London until explosions rip through the underground. Matthew has been fired and Rosa is struggling to cope as their debts spiral out of control, but she has a plan. A plan she can’t share with Matthew. Meanwhile, his choices will wreck their lives in a way they can’t begin to imagine. Life is tough, but how much worse could it be? A bombing on the underground answers that question. Death and injury affect them as they struggle to survive, but those first few hours are only the beginning. They will never be the same, but can they learn to live with this new life they never chose? One moment can change your life. One moment that takes everything. That leaves nothing as it was. People you will never know. Their decisions take what was, and leave you with now.

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Lies of the Dead

Lies of the Dead
Title: Lies of the Dead
Published: June 26, 2013
Author's Twitter: @shaunabickley
What would you risk to find the truth? When Liam disappears in a suspected suicide, his brother Tom is propelled into a world of lies and crime. Liam’s legacy of deceit is dangerous, and when Tom and his sister Andi find themselves in a dangerous showdown, Tom realises the truth may have too high a price. How well do we know those closest to us? When the police accept Liam’s disappearance as suicide, his older brother Tom needs to know more. Tom and his sister Andi search for answers, but don’t know who they can believe as they discover Liam’s friends and associates aren’t the people they claim to be. They are propelled into a world where their ideas of right and wrong don’t exist, and where people demand what neither of them possesses. Liam’s legacy of deceit is dangerous, and when Andi and her twin daughters find themselves in a dangerous showdown, Tom realises the truth may have too high a price. What would you risk to find the truth?

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Awesome Allshorts: Last Days, Lost Ways

Awesome Allshorts: Last Days, Lost Ways
This superbly written short story anthology showcases talented Awesome Indie authors from around the globe. Though from a variety of genres, the stories are all entertaining, contemporary and thought-provoking.   Indulge your taste for good fiction with this short story anthology by authors with bold new voices. Though from diverse genres, the stories share a contemporary and contemplative feel that will linger long after the reader has read the last one. Awesome Allshorts showcases talented authors from around the globe, many whose novels have received multiple honors, including Awesome Indies approved status. Stories selected by Tahlia Newland, Dixiane Hallaj and Richard Bunning.

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