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“Criminally Good – fiction from the dark side” in conversation with Cath Staincliffe

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May 26th, Monday, 7:30pm

Cath Staincliffe is an established novelist, radio playwright and creator of ITV’s hit series, Blue Murder, starring Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis. Cath has been short-listed three times for Crime Writers Association awards, jointly winning the short story dagger in 2012 for Laptop. Cath writes the Scott and Bailey novels based on the popular ITV cop-show; Bleed Like Me is out now.  Her new standalone book, Letters To My Daughter’s Killer, looks at whether we can ever forgive those who do us the greatest wrong. Cath lives in Manchester, England and her eldest son lives in Chengdu.

@CathStaincliffe
www.cathstaincliffe.co.uk

During the meeting Cath Staincliffe will talk about two of her books:

Kindest Thing, POMNIEJSZONE The Kindest Thing      

A love story, a modern nightmare and an honest and incisive portrayal of a woman who honours her husband’s wish to die and finds herself in the dock for murder.When Deborah reluctantly helps her beloved husband Neil end his life and conceals the truth, she is charged with murder. As the trial unfolds and her daughter Sophie testifies against her, Deborah, still reeling with grief, fights to defend her actions. Twelve jurors hold her fate in their hands, if found guilty she will serve a life sentence. Deborah seeks solace in her memories of Neil and their children and the love they shared. An ordinary woman caught up in an extraordinary situation.A finely written page-turner, compelling, eloquent, heart-breaking. The Kindest Thing tackles a controversial topic with skill and sensitivity. A book that begs the question: what would you do?

 

 

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Letters To My Daughter’s Killer

Grandmother Ruth Sutton writes to the man she hates more than anyone else on the planet: the man who she believes killed her daughter Lizzie in a brutal attack four years earlier. Ruth’s burden of grief and hatred, has only grown heavier with the passing of time, her avid desire for vengeance ever stronger. In writing to him Ruth hopes to exorcise the corrosive emotions that are destroying her life, to find the truth and with it release and a way forward. Whether she can ever truly forgive him is another matter – but the letters are her last, best hope.

Letters To My Daughter’s Killer exposes the aftermath of violent crime for an ordinary family and explores fundamental questions of crime and punishment. How do we deal with the very human desire for revenge? If we get justice does reconciliation follow? Can we really forgive those who do us the gravest wrong? Could you?

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