After spending a decade as a broadcast journalist for the BBC, Jo Furniss gave up the glamour of night shifts to become a freelance writer and serial expatriate. Originally from the UK, she lived in Switzerland and Cameroon, and currently resides with her family in Singapore.
As a journalist, Jo has worked for numerous online outlets and magazines, including Monocle, The Economist, Business Traveller, Expat Living (Singapore) and Swiss News. Jo has also edited books for a Nobel Laureate and the Palace of the Sultan of Brunei. She has a Distinction in MA Professional Writing from Falmouth University. In 2015 she founded www.SWAGlit.coman online literary magazine for writers in Singapore.
Afraid Of The Light (2020) (with Rachael Blok, Heather Critchlow, Elle Croft, James Delargy, Clare Empson, N J Mackay, S R Masters, Phoebe Morgan, Dominic Nolan, Robert Scragg, Victoria Selman, Kate Simant and Adam Southward)
Jo Furniss recommends
"Trespassing combines the creeping dread of a gothic novel with the page-turning suspense of a contemporary grip-lit thriller. A drip-feed of revelations forces the reader to question their theories in time with the narrator, as she is tipped over the edge of sanity by the eerie predictions of her daughter’s imaginary friend. This sinister atmosphere makes for a sleep-stealing novel; it is hard to put down and even harder to put out the light."
You Were Always Mine (2018)
"Rarely, a book comes along that feels like destiny: a certain story that could only be written by a certain author. Nicole Baart rips from the zeitgeist a novel that is heartfelt and honest, told by characters who are forthright and fragile. This twisting tale about the dark side of adoption has all the suspense of a domestic thriller. But Baart digs deeper, reflecting every parent’s innermost insecurities and one of modern society’s most crucial questions: what is family?’"
Rapid Falls (2018)
"Blood is thicker than water, but in Rapid Falls, both are fraught with danger. Sibling rivalry, obsessive first love, and a tragedy that haunts a family: the suspense had me hooked, desperate to see what secrets would surface. But that’s the trouble with sistershow can you hide a dark heart from the person who knows you best?"
Blood for Blood (2019)
(Ziba Mackenzie, book 1)
"High octane, high stakes, high speed. With energy and panache, Selman’s heroine goes it alone in this serial-killer thriller, perfect for our time."
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