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* Trigger Warning this book features references to domestic violence and someone does get shot.

Today I am involved in the book tour for I've been waiting for you by Elaine Robertson North. Elaine spent twenty-five years working in marketing and communications in the media and entertainment industries. This included seven years marketing national newspapers, running the publicity campaign for three Red Nose Days and a number of years working in entertainment PR. She held senior communications roles at Capital Radio and UKTV, and latterly, she was the MD of a small marketing agency. It was all fast and furious and a fantastically rich source of material. 

Having harboured a desire to write for many years, Elaine finally made this her focus once she’d hung up her corporate hat, publishing her first book, I Can’t Tell You Why in 2019. Her second book, Bring Me To Life, followed in 2022.

Today Elaine lives in North London with her husband and their two sons. When she’s not writing, she can be found looking harassed on the school run, on the side lines of her sons’ football matches, or singing her heart out with her local branch of Popchoir. 

About the book
Esther grew up with a violent criminal father and suffered the loss of her mother at just fourteen. When her brother, Matt, turns up after another long unexplained absence he falls for Esther’s friend, Abi. Two months into their relationship, Abi is dead and Matt is missing. Now Esther must do everything she can to find Matt but doing so means opening herself up to a past she has worked hard to escape.  Esther knows she has no choice and must act quickly. Matt’s life could depend on it. 

I've been waiting for you is a gripping thriller/crime novel. Esther and her brother Matt lost their Mother when Esther was 14 and after her Mothers death Esther cuts out her controlling and abusive father from her life. Her brother Matt has been in and out of her life since then rocking up unexpectedly and then just disappearing too. However after another unexplained absence Matt returns and falls in love with Esther’s friend Abi. Two months later Abi has been murdered and Matt is missing. This is a crime novel with unexpected twists and turns with both manipulation and lies soon coming to a head. This is a fast paced read which had me questioning what had happened between Matt and Esther in the past? And most importantly what horrible secrets is Matt hiding?

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