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Jaye Ford



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01 September 2014
Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery; Australian Crime Fiction
The new thriller from Australian author Jaye Ford (Winner of 2012 Davitt Award for a Debut Novel) starts out fast before developing into a gripping, intense mystery.

Miranda shrank away from him, arm pressed to the driver's door. 'What's your name?' 'I'm already dead. That's my name now. That's what they called me. I'm Already Dead.'

Journalist Miranda Jack is finally attempting to move on from the death of her husband by relocating up the coast with her young daughter, Zoe. Then a single event changes everything. On a Monday afternoon as she waits at traffic lights, a stranger jumps into her car and points a gun at her chest. Forced to drive at high speed up the motorway, Miranda listens to the frantic, paranoid rants of Brendan Walsh, a man who claims he's being chased and that they're both now running for their lives.

Two hours later her ordeal is over in the most shocking fashion. Miranda is safe but she can't simply walk away - not without knowing the truth about that terrifying drive. As a journalist Miranda has always asked questions. But this time the questions are dangerous - and the answers might get her killed...

Already Dead by Jaye Ford at Abbey's Bookshop 131 York Street, Sydney
By:   Jaye Ford
Imprint:   Bantam
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 238mm,  Width: 160mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   637g
ISBN:   9781742756851
ISBN 10:   1742756859
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   01 September 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jaye Ford is also the author of three other chilling suspense novels, Beyond Fear, Scared Yet? and Blood Secret. Beyond Fear won Best Debut and Reader's Choice at the 2012 Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards. Under the name Janette Paul, she is also the author of the bestselling romantic comedy, Just Breathe (available in ebook only). Jaye is a former news and sport journalist, with the unusual claim to fame of being the first female presenter of a live national sport show in Australia, hosting Sport Report on SBS in 1988-89. She also worked in public relations before turning to crime fiction. She lives at Lake Macquarie in the NSW Hunter Valley.

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