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Jo Furniss

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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.

Genres: Mystery
Jo Furniss recommends
Trespassing (2018)
Brandi Reeds
"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)
Nicole Baart
"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)
Amber Cowie
"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 sisters—how can you hide a dark heart from the person who knows you best?"
Blood for Blood (2019)
(Ziba Mackenzie, book 1)
Victoria Selman
"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."
Sleep Tight (2021)
(Rose Gifford, book 1)
C S Green
"It’s rare to find a truly original police procedural, but here it is! Eerie and tense, a locked-room mystery leads us into a world of supernatural crime detection."
Last Place You Look (2021)
(Butler & West, book 1)
Louisa Scarr
"The delicious joy of discovering a brilliant new crime series! ... Our detectives, Butler and West, are a duo for our days; bound by their troubles, loneliness and secrets into an unlikely alliance. You’ll fall for them, and this novel, in a big way!"
Buried (2021)
Elle Croft
"Surprising. Sinister. Compulsive. First, Buried turns all your expectations of a serial-killer thriller onto their head, then twists land with the power of aftershocks all the way to a totally unpredictable ending. Elle Croft's latest cries out to be read in one breathless sitting."
Em's Awful Good Fortune (2021)
Marcie Maxfield
"With wit, wisdom and remarkable candor, Marcie Maxfield shines a light on a secret side of the jet-set world. As a fellow expat, she had me nodding and laughing--and sometimes groaning--in recognition of her experiences. Marcie describes so accurately the free-falling feeling of arriving in a new country. Any woman who has ever sacrificed something of herself for her family will empathize with the good fortune that comes with a hidden cost."
The Echo Man (2022)
(Major Crimes, book 1)
Sam Holland
"If you like your crime on the dark side, Sam Holland will keep you gripped."

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