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

September: A Single Breath released in Holland

A Single Breath – retitled as Ademhalen for the Dutch market, is to be released across Holland on 9 September 2014.

August: Book deal in Estonia

Lucy Clarke has accepted an offer from Eest Raamat publishers, who will be publishing A Single Breath across Estonia in 2015.

July: Author talk at Tuckton Library

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.

June: Booked to speak at the Larmer Tree Festival

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

May: The Sea Sisters released in France

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.

April: A Single Breath launches in the US

Touchstone/Simon & Schuster publishes A Single Breath in the US on 8 April 2014.

March: A Single Breath released across the UK

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’.

March: Book Signing - A Single Breath

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!

February: The Sea Sisters launches in Brazil

Brazilian publishers, Rocco, release The Sea Sisters this month, with a beautiful interpretation of the book jacket.

January: Proof copies of A Single Breath arrive

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.

November: New two-book deal with HarperCollins UK

HarperCollins UK have signed Lucy Clarke to write a further two novels, which will be due for release in 2015 and 2016.

October: Lucy Clarke to speak at Christchurch Library, Dorset

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.

September: Lucy Clarke to speak at Appledore Book Festival, Devon

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.

August: The Sea Sisters in Russia

Russian publishers AST have bought the rights to publish THE SEA SISTERS across Russia.

August: Cover star for The Simple Things

Lucy Clarke is this month’s cover star for the August issue of ‘The Simple Things’ magazine.

July: Second book deal in the US and Canada

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.

June: The Sea Sisters in Norway

Norwegian Publishers Apropos have bought the rights to release THE SEA SISTERS in Norway.

June: Cover girl for Writers' Forum magazine

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.

May: Richard & Judy Summer Book Club choice

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

May: The Sea Sisters released in the 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."

May: Waterstone’s book signing

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!

April: German book club edition

A beautiful, bespoke cover of Die Landkarte der Liebe (the German version of The Sea Sisters), has been produced for Bertelsmann Book Club.

March: Swimming At Night out now!

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.”

March: Nachtzwemmen launched in Holland

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.

February: Italian edition released

The translated version of The Sea Sisters, 'Le sorelle dell'oceano', has just been released across Italy by fantastic publishers, Neri Pozza. 

November: Novel now out in Germany

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'.

October: Eight countries and counting…

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.