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Published by Joffe Books, 10 October 2016. ISBN:
Tickler’s fifth novel reveals a world where nothing and no one can be
trusted.At the heart of this
rollercoaster-read is Beth, The Girl Who Stole the Apple, a child
obsessed with make-believe worlds inhabited by Disney characters and children’s
stories.Beth, dressed as Snow White,
twirls and skips onto the first page of the novel, a bizarre scene that
triggers a series of unexpected and disconcerting events andintroduces the reader to another central
character, Maggie Rogers, an old friend of Beth’s, now absent, mother.Maggie soon realises that she must take
responsibility for the young girl as the pair are threatened and then pursued
across the country.A malevolent web of
intrigue and danger ensnares the hunters and the hunted as they move towards a
final showdown that satisfies - but has a sting in the tail.
The sustained tension and
labyrinthine, but tightly constructed plot are features of Tickler’s
writing.The story entices, jolts and
disorientates on almost every page as the reader is caught up in an
increasingly frenzied Danse Macabre.The Girl Who Stole The Apple is a superb read for those who, like
me, enjoy surfing the waves of surprising twists and revelations, never quite
knowing when, or whether, one will make it safely to shore.
Peter Tickler has lived and worked in Oxford for nearly 30 years, and
before that he was a University student, reading classics at Keble
College.Peter is a member of the Crime
Writer's Association and Mystery People group.
Dot Marshall-Gentworked in the
emergency services for twenty years first as a police officer, then as a
paramedic and finally as a fire control officer before graduating from King’s
College, London as a teacher of English in her mid-forties. She completed
a M.A. in Special and Inclusive Education at the Institute of Education, London
and now teaches part-time and writes mainly about educational issues. Dot
sings jazz and country music and plays guitar, banjo and piano as well as being
addicted to reading mystery and crime fiction.