Title: Who’s Smiling Now?
Author: Joy Wood
Genre: Thriller, Suspense
Laura Foley hooks up with the handsome author Cohan Laity while on holiday in Spain. For Laura, a holiday fling is just what she needs – but that’s all she needs, refusing to see him again once the holiday comes to an end.
But a besotted Cohan won’t take no for an answer. He follows her back to the UK and infiltrates every aspect of her life to get to her, threatening everything she loves and holds dear.
She tries reasoning. She tries hiding. She even tries involving the police as Cohan stalks her every move and worms his way into her family by dating her sister.
Laura is terrified but won’t capitulate. She must take matters into her own hands, and he may well have underestimated her as the hunter becomes the hunted.
As a working nurse, Joy Wood has been creating stories in her head for years, but never found the time to do anything with them – life just got in the way somehow.
Five years ago, she was made redundant and moved to the picturesque seaside town of Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire. She loves nothing better than walking along the seafront and thinking up ideas for stories. Her debut novel ‘For the Love of Emily’ was written by Joy “just to see if she could really,” – she had no idea it would sell like it did and continues to do so. Joy is quick to point out it is most definitely one for adults only! At various book signings, readers recognized Joy from articles in local papers and suggested they’d like a hospital romance, so she concentrated on ‘Knight & Dey’ a hospital romance with a difference. Someone dies on the first page, but Joy hasn’t given away the gender of the victim, nor the gender of the assailant. The idea is for the reader to engage with each character in the book, trying to decide which one dies, and who did it.
Next came ‘Chanjori House’ – a love story set in Scotland. Eve was in love with Rick but he went away. Eleven years later he’s back, but she’s married to his father. Sparks fly . . . revenge is a dish best served cold.
‘April Fool’ is Joy’s 4th novel and she is hoping readers will love it. April Master is an undercover police officer trying to raise enough money to send her son for surgery in the USA. Her remit is to expose the dynamic and charismatic gallery owner who is behind the heists of expensive oil paintings. She embarks on an affair with him – just to bring him to justice she tells herself. But is he too clever for her . . . or is she too clever for him?
Who’s Smiling Now? is Joy’s 5th Novel and she can’t wait to hear what readers think of it!