I was delighted to receive an email recently from Indie Author Faye Meredith. I had reviewed Faye’s Becoming Edward in March 2012 (you can read my review again here) and she is kindly offering an ecopy of her new novel for one of Jera’s Jamboree readers.
People cross the road when they see Tanya coming. A fact she’s immensely proud of; being feared is essential for survival on her London estate. But when her friend Lena gets picked to join a gang and she doesn’t, Tanya’s life changes. She wanders home in the early hours, nursing the world’s worst hangover and sees the bizarre sight of a whale swimming up the Thames. Apart from dangerous dogs on studded leads, Tanya’s never seen a wild animal before. She gets obssessed with the whale and blags her way onto the muddy bank where it’s stuck. Before long she’s volunteering to drench it in buckets of water. Meanwhile, Lena’s new lifestyle puts her in terrible danger and Tanya has to decide whether to save the whale or her friend.
Faye tells me it delves into gang life and can be pretty harsh at times but in amongst the depravity are some uplifting moments.
If you would like to enter the giveaway for an ecopy, just leave a pick me comment. The giveaway is open Internationally and will close 15th August 2012 at midnight (BST).