New release BEYOND FEAR by Jaye Ford

Here at Fair Dinkum we have a broad definition of crime fiction so include thrillers and psychological suspense which allows us to highlight another debut from an Australian author.

Former SBS sports journalist Jaye Ford has turned her hand to writing fiction and her first suspense thriller, BEYOND FEAR, is published by Random House in March. The publisher’s blurb says of the book:

Imagine if your worst fears came true . . . again.

At seventeen, Jodie Cramer survived a terrifying assault at the hands of three strangers. Her schoolmate Angie was not so lucky . . .

Now thirty-five, Jodie is a teacher and mother of two – and her past is a horror she’s buried deep. When she sets out for a weekend in the country with three friends, all she has in mind are a few laughs and a break from routine.

However, unknown to the four women, their secluded cabin was once the focus of a police investigation and, like Jodie, holds a very dark secret . . .

When Jodie finds evidence of prowlers at the cabin, she is convinced they are being watched, though none of her friends believe her. And after suffering flashbacks to the night of Angie’s murder, she also starts to doubt her own sanity.

Until two men come knocking at their door.

You can find out more about Jaye at her website. The book is officially released in Australia on March 1 and will be available in trade paperback and ePub formats (which is a good sign that things are changing here as it’s still quite rare for Australian titles to be released in digital format at the same time as they are released in print).