John Caterham: "Desforges is the master of the cliff-hanger ending and the throat-grabbing opening line. You desperately want to stop reading and make a cup of tea, but the next chapter opener grabs your attention and before you know it you're whisked into the story again."
Discimus: "This is an outstanding book and bodes well for a (hopefully long) series -there are plenty of options available. The strength of this books lies in the excellent characterisations - Pippa has elements of Margo from 'The Good Life' and some of the Met Officers would not have been out of place in 'Ashes to Ashes'. Other strengths come in the plot lines and also the brilliant dialogue between the various characters. Some authors shy away from snappy interaction in favour of tedious narrative; not here. There's much humour and, I would like to think, tongue-in-cheek writing."
Acclaimed UK best-selling author Saffina Desforges (Sugar & Spice has now sold over 250,000 copies and been downloaded a further 75,000 times for free) brings you a sensational new crime thriller series. The Rose Red series takes British crime thrillers in a new direction, with fast-paced, action-packed detective fiction, each based on the theme of a classic fairy tale. Described as 'Ashes to Ashes' meets James Patterson's 'Women's Murder Club'.
Snow White ~ Book one of the Rose Red series : Cass 'Red' Rose is a tough female senior detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Most coppers go home at night and forget about it. Not so easy when your partner is a leading criminal defence lawyer. As one fights to put them away, the other tries to get them off.
A priceless artefact is stolen en route from the Louvre to the Victoria & Albert Museum and now the mysterious Queenie wants The Hunstman to get it back. For Red the case is a distraction from the more pressing matters of vicious gangs terrorising the London estates, but when Red's boss and mentor is targeted by The Hunstman things get personal. Very personal. Set in modern-day London, Snow White is a fast-paced, gritty urban thriller that will leave you wondering whether fairy tales really do have happy endings.
MORE BOOKS IN THE SERIES Book 2: Rapunzel is out now! Book 3: Beauty & the Beast is coming soon! Book 4: Little Red Riding Hood is coming soon!
Rose Red Rhymes - a series of related crime thriller short stories. Ring-a-ring o' roses and The Night Before Christmas ~ Out now! Look out for more, coming soon! All books and short stories are part of the series, but each can be read as a 'stand alone'.
SAFFINA is the lead name behind the UK award-winning, best-selling writing partnership, SAFFINA DESFORGES.
Their controversial debut novel 'Sugar & Spice' has now sold over 200,000 copies digitally world wide and is published in Europe. It is available in paperback from Amazon.
When you think the unthinkable, where do you turn?
Sugar & Spice is the UK #1 best-selling, controversial psycho-sexual crime thriller the agents called "the last taboo". THE 11th best-selling ebook in the UK of 2011. (ref: future book.net)
Based on research and details from the case of child killer, Robert Black and his capture, Sugar & Spice was deemed "Too controversial for the British market."
Close to a quarter of a million readers thought otherwise.
'Sugar & Spice' is now published in Europe and voted as a 'Red Adept Reviews' 2011 award winner for mystery!
If you like cosy crime, this is NOT for you.
Sibel Hodge (author) called it "Patricia Cornwell meets Silence of the Lambs."
The author draws heavily on the classic of the thriller genre, from Cornwell's Scarpetta and Thomas Harris through James Patterson, John Grisham and Stieg Larsson, to produce a truly unique and ground-breaking debut novel.
Would you trust a convicted sex offender to help you find your daughter's killer? Claire did...
Inspired by a news story of a man who begged a Judge to give him a longer sentence, because he knew he would harm another child if released without treatment, Sugar & Spice is meticulously researched, asking the questions society prefers not to have answered. At once disquieting and challenging, Sugar & Spice is car-crash reading. ~ It's every parent's worst nightmare: A child fails to return home. As hours turn to days, all they can do is hope. Some children never come back... Driven by the need to know why, a mother confronts the man accused of her daughter's murder, he presents a compelling defence, convincing Claire not only that he is innocent of harming her daughter, but that his previous convictions were not what they seemed. Teaming up with a second-year psychology student and a fourteen year-old truant schoolboy, Sugar & Spice is the story of a mother's fight to bring one man's reign of terror to an end.
Be warned: In Sugar & Spice not all things are nice...
Praise for Sugar & Spice:
"Outstanding - compares well to any P.D. James novel." An American Editor
"An unsettling read with echoes of Mo Hayder." Crimetime.co.uk
More books by Saffina Desforges:
Rose Red crime thriller series
Book one: 'Snow White' is out now.
Book two: 'Rapunzel' is out now.
Book three: 'Beauty & the beast' is coming early 2013
Check out Rose Red Rhymes too - a collection of series related thriller short stories!
'Ring-a-ring o'roses' is out now.
'The Night before Christmas' is out now.
YA/TEEN TITLES BY SAFFINA DESFORGES
Three children. Auschwitz. The Holocaust. Dare you read Anca's Story?
St. Mallory's Forever!
Boarding schools still exist? Believe it! Fans of St. Clares, the Chalet School and Malory Towers will love this new YA series.
Coming early 2013
First Blood: Book 1 of the Dark Halo Trilogy
If you like vampires and angels, but reckon it's all been done before, think again. Everything you thought you knew about vampires and angels is about to be turned on its head. First Blood is coming to an ebook store near you in 2013. And the rest of the trilogy - Second Coming and Third Kind - will be close on its heels.
Saffina Desforges ~ Always entertaining. Never what you expect.read more