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Gytha Lodge is a Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling crime author, who also writes for children and young adults, with over 7 millions reads of her books on online writing site Wattpad.


She Lies in Wait

She Lies in Wait is Gytha’s Sunday Times top ten bestselling crime debut, as well as a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, and one of Val McDiarmid’s four picks for debut of the year.

In 1983, seven teenagers went camping in the New Forest. They drank, the danced, and some of them coupled off.

In the morning, 14-year-old Aurora was nowhere to be found. After a nationwide search, she stayed missing. Until now, thirty years later, when her body is found in a place only those teenagers knew about.


She Lies in Wait is the first book to feature DCI Jonah Sheens and his team and can be purchased from Waterstones, Amazon, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and all independent bookshops.


Watching From the Dark

Aidan Poole logs onto his laptop late one night to Skype his girlfriend, Zoe. Instead of talking to her, he witnesses and attack by and unseen intruder, and is powerless to help her.

Aidan is more than reluctant to go to the police, and it is only after some detective work by Jonah Sheens that the case is even picked up. His team finds Zoe, a warm-hearted young artist, dead. And with a friendship circle of waifs, strays and dependents, it isn’t clear which one of them would have wanted Zoe dead. What is clear, however, is that they all have secrets, including Aidan.


Watching From the Dark is the second book to feature Jonah Sheens, and is out now in hardback, with the paperback due for release in August 2020.



The Fragile Tower – Book 1 of the no. 1 hit fantasy series for children 

One girl… one quest… and a love strong enough to cross worlds…

Grace Lane is a shy 15-year-old girl living in  New York state. She and her younger brother and sister visit a strange fair, despite their mother’s hatred of them. The following morning, Grace’s brother has vanished, and she finds out that everything she believed about her past is wrong. The revelation means she has to travel to a world where anything is possible, and that means learning how to use a power she never even knew she had.