I’m Sheryl Browne, writing powerful psychological thriller and contemporary fiction. So why write in two genres? To quote E. L. Doctorow, “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights …” This I think sums up a writer’s journey, you never quite know where you are going. You might start with an outline, but a strong character will always divert from the plot. If I’m not quite sure where he’s going, I simply have to trust him to show me. Plus, according to one reviewer, I have a scary insight into the mind of a psychopath. Thank you Rachel at Rachel’s Random Reads. I’m flattered … I think.
Without further ado, I’ll jump to my latest psychological thriller, THE AFFAIR – the second of a three-book deal with fabulous BOOKOUTURE! I was totally thrilled to become part of the Bookouture family. When I saw my cover for the book, well …
You can find out more about THE AFFAIR on my ‘Books‘ page. Meanwhile, here’s a little taste of what the reviewers are saying about my previous book, THE BABYSITTER:
Wow! Wow! Wow! Wow! What a rollercoaster of a ride that story was, bloody brilliant! This story is jaw droppingly addictive, you won’t be able to put it down. Amazing.’ Gemma’s Book Reviews
‘Had my blood boiling! … had me hooked, gripped and my heart pounding throughout.’ Between the Pages Book Club
‘WOW … Stunning … Gripping, tense and suspenseful… There aren’t many thriller authors who can grip the reader so powerfully, a heart in mouth and pulse racing realistic thriller.’ Goodreads Reviewer
My previously published thrillers After She’s Gone, Sins of the Father and Deadly Intent (Books 1,2 and 3 in the DI Matthew Adams series, published with Choc Lit) are gathering some excellent reviews. Here’s one that made me smile. “I absolutely loved the book. It is hard, emotional, disgusting but oh so beautiful.” How enticing is that? Did I mention how indebted I am to readers and reviewers? Thank you so much, els ebraert, and also Alison Daughtrey-Drew and Shell Baker for making the first in the series, After She’s Gone, one of their TOP Reads.
Fancy a peek at the DEADLY INTENT video?
I can’t resist showing it off. The voice over by Alan Bainbridge at voxjunction.co.uk is truly superb. Gritty, gravelly and scary! I’d have been hard-pushed to do that myself.
Huge thanks, Alan! Massive thanks also to former Senior Police Detective Stuart Gibbon at GIB Consultancy for his fabulous advice on Police actions and procedures. You can also find out more about the DI Matthew Adams thrillers on my Books page.
My latest contemporary romance, Learning to Love, is also getting some fab feedback. Thank you again to all those lovely people who have taken the time to leave a review. Every single one helps a book to fly! I can’t resist a share of a snippet from a review by Anne Williams at beinganne.com. Thank you so much, Anne. For me, writing is all about the characters. I LOVE it!
That’s it … for now. Please do feel free to have a browse and also to contact me via my Contact page. I’m always happy to answer questions and would love to hear from you.
Keep safe all.