Pictures of a book… Stolen Sister

I’ve been holed up in my writing cave for many weeks now, getting the first draft of what will hopefully be book nine down – and yesterday, I typed THE END. (That’s my excuse for the lack of regular blog posts this year…)

Meanwhile, book eight, Stolen Sister, is only a few weeks away from publication, so March is going to be busy in a different way. We’ll have a cover reveal soon, and shortly afterwards Stolen Sister will be up on pre-order. Meanwhile, here are a few photos of the book’s settings:

The story starts in a hotel near Kendal, to the south of the Lake District in England. I’ve travelled through this area many times, and as you can see, it’s lovely. Less lovely is what happens to baby Erin and her mum and dad in the hotel…

Location switches several times in the book as years pass and the characters move around. Several chapters near the start take place in Edinburgh, where Vicky lives with Great-Aunt Maisie and brother Jamie.

Edinburgh Castle gets a mention at the end of Part One as Maisie trundles past in a bus one wintry night.

The action shifts to Glasgow, where Vicky and Jamie spend the second half of their childhood.

Vicky, now grown up, lives in a lovely flat on the banks of the River Clyde, just across the footbridge (which I crossed literally dozens of times last year, but that’s another story) from the city centre. Vicky’s flat is in the beige-coloured building to the left of the bridge below. (Thanks go to Evelyn Tingle for the photo.)

Vicky crosses the bridge every day too, to get to her job in the city centre.

Meanwhile, where is Erin? Or maybe, who is Erin would be a better question. Years before, she spent some time in Carlisle in the north of England, but then she went off radar.

The story ends back in Glasgow, and the river has a very special meaning to both Vicky and Erin…

Stolen Sister will be published by Bloodhound Books on March 25th.

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17 Responses to Pictures of a book… Stolen Sister

  1. jenanita01 says:

    You put me to shame, Linda. Book Nine? Way to go, girl…

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  2. LucciaGray says:

    Beautiful pictures, Linda 🙂 Wonderful idea for a post! Congratulations on finishing book nine! What an achievement.

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  3. Lovely pictures, Linda. Good luck with the book launch. 🙂

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  4. Susanna Bavin says:

    Love the photos, especially the first one – very brooding and atmospheric. Thanks for letting me read an advance copy of the book. It’s terrific.

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  5. mmwb10 says:

    Stolen Sister sounds very exciting and intriguing. I shall look forward to pre-ordering when it becomes available. I hope it gets the attention it deserves and gets to the top of the best-sellers, Linda.

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  6. Love this post. I create picture journeys of my own novels. It’s very inspiring and a lot of fun!

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