There were so many times I thought about telling you the truth, Eva. What stopped me was always the same thing…
When Eva’s husband Jackson tragically drowns, she longs to meet his estranged family. The journey takes her to Jackson’s brother’s doorstep on a remote Tasmanian island. As strange details about her husband’s past begin to emerge, memories of the man she married start slipping through her fingers like sand, as everything she ever knew and loved about him is thrown into question. Now she’s no longer sure whether it was Jackson she fell in love with - or someone else entirely…
The truth is, it was all a lie…
Praise for Lucy Clarke’s first novel:‘A terrific summer read.’ Richard & Judy Summer Book Club ‘It’s a thrilling and perceptive debut.’ COSMOPOLITAN ‘You’ll want to quit your job and go travelling.’ HEAT ‘A gripping, unpredictable page-turner.’ NOW
A Single Breath – retitled as Ademhalen for the Dutch market, is to be released across Holland on 9 September 2014.
Lucy Clarke has accepted an offer from Eest Raamat publishers, who will be publishing A Single Breath across Estonia in 2015.
Lucy Clarke was invited to speak to a collection of Reading Groups at her local library, in Tuckton, Dorset. In her one-hour talk, Lucy discussed the process of writing a novel and where the inspiration behind her books comes from.
Lucy Clarke will be speaking at the Larmer Tree Festival in Wiltshire, on Friday 18th July. You can catch her on the Lostwood Stage between 3-4pm. Book your festival tickets now: http://larmertreefestival.co.uk
Here is the beautiful cover of Lucy Clarke’s debut novel, The Sea Sisters, which was released in France by Presses de la Cite on 22 May 2014.
Touchstone/Simon & Schuster publishes A Single Breath in the US on 8 April 2014.
On 27 March, HarperCollins published Lucy Clarke’s second novel, A Single Breath. Fantastic 5* reviews already flooding in, with the Sunday Mirror describing it as ‘A perfectly paced combination of romance and mystery’, and the Sun on Sunday saying, ‘Tense but beautiful, you'll be addicted’.
Lucy Clarke will be signing copies of her second novel, A Single Breath, at The Boathouse in Christchurch, Dorset, on 27 March 2014 at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome!
Brazilian publishers, Rocco, release The Sea Sisters this month, with a beautiful interpretation of the book jacket.
Hot off the press, beautiful UK proof copies of A Single Breath have landed. The novel is due for release in the UK on 27 March 2014.
HarperCollins UK have signed Lucy Clarke to write a further two novels, which will be due for release in 2015 and 2016.
On November 12th, Lucy Clarke will be visiting Christchurch Library in Dorset to talk about her debut novel, The Sea Sisters, and how she became published.
On October 4th Lucy Clarke will be part of the ‘New Voices’ panel at the Appledore Book Festival in Devon. She’ll be sharing the stage with debut novelists, M.L.Stedman and Gavin Extence. www.appledorebookfestival.co.uk.
Russian publishers AST have bought the rights to publish THE SEA SISTERS across Russia.
Lucy Clarke is this month’s cover star for the August issue of ‘The Simple Things’ magazine.
Simon & Schuster have bought Lucy Clarke’s second novel. It is due to be released in April 2014 across the US and Canada as a trade paperback.
Norwegian Publishers Apropos have bought the rights to release THE SEA SISTERS in Norway.
Lucy Clarke features on the cover of this month's Writers' Forum magazine. In the interview, Lucy talks about the joys of becoming a full-time novelist and the freedom of the writer's lifestyle.
The Sea Sisters has been chosen as a Richard and Judy 2013 Summer Book Club pick. Judy describes it as 'The perfect summer read.' See the Richard & Judy website for more details richardandjudy.whsmith.co.uk
Lucy Clarke’s debut novel has been released in the UK to rave reviews. Cosmopolitan says, "A thrilling and perceptive debut that explores the complex relationship between sisters and loss at its rawest. Trust us, you won’t be able to put it down."
Lucy Clarke will be signing copies of The Sea Sisters on Saturday 11 May between 12-2pm at Waterstone’s in Castlepoint, Bournemouth. Come on down and join her!
A beautiful, bespoke cover of Die Landkarte der Liebe (the German version of The Sea Sisters), has been produced for Bertelsmann Book Club.
This week saw the launch of Swimming At Night across the US and Canada. New York Times bestselling author, Lisa Unger says,
“A tender and intricate meditation on sisterhood and family, Swimming at Night is an accomplished debut. With a deft hand, Lucy Clarke weaves a deep and compelling story that is as much about what binds us together as it is about what tears us apart. Perfectly capturing the impossibly complicated love of siblings, this is a rich and moving story that lingers long after the book is closed.”
The Sea Sisters has been launched in Holland by AW Bruna, under the title 'Nachtzwemmen.' After an auction, AW Bruna bought the rights to the novel, along with Lucy Clarke’s second novel, which will be due for release in 2014.
The translated version of The Sea Sisters, 'Le sorelle dell'oceano', has just been released across Italy by fantastic publishers, Neri Pozza.
The German edition of the novel, DIE LANDKARTE DER LIEBE, was released on 8 October 2012 by Piper. Fantastic reader reviews are already coming in to Amazon.de and The Lübeck News have described the book as 'intelligently written and a great read'.
Lucy Clarke’s debut novel has so far been sold in eight countries: UK, US, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, Holland and Brazil. Germany will be the first to release the novel in Autumn 2012, with the UK, US and Canada following in Spring 2013.