Erin Kelly is a popular, best-selling thriller writer.
Her first novel, 'The Poison Tree', was a Richard and Judy bestseller and an ITV drama. Those that followed were 'The Sick Rose', 'The Burning Air', 'The Ties That Bind'.
Her last novel, 'He Said She Said', wowed the critics and readers with its original and provocative tale of a young couple who witness a rape and, after the trial, begin to wonder if they believed the right person.
This new book is set in her home county of Suffolk and imagines the lives touched by a mental hospital. The Victorians labelled these places 'stone mothers' because they thought the design of the building could nurse the sick back to health.
Marianne is an architect but her obsession with a particular property in Suffolk doesn't spring from its aesthetics. There is a secret held here that she is desperate never to reveal.
Erin shared something of the inspiration for this book as well as her passion for writing generally. A mentor and lecturer on creative writing courses, she also gave tips to burgeoning novelists!
Tickets were £14 to include a copy of 'Stone Mothers' (RRP£12.99) with one additional ticket available, without the book, for £8.
Read my account of Erin's visit here.