BOOK: Songs Of Innocence
AUTHOR: Anne Coates
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SONGS OF INNOCENCE by ANNE COATES is an intense, suspenseful and intriguing novel that is the third book in Hannah Weybridge series.
A crime investigative reporter in a prestigious newspaper has survived a major, deadly plot in the previous book. She is now trying to move on with her daughter and hopefully a trusting man. However, moving on is easier said than done. She is still suffering from the aftermath of what happened, trying to come out of it unscathed. Furthermore, there seems to be a new danger looming over her, and her acquaintances when the body of a teenage Asian girl turns up. Another case to solve, SONGS OF INNOCENCE is the story of a woman’s courage, trust and bravery.
The book does justice to all the characters in it. The book is written in such a way that you get an idea of what is happening and what has happened in the previous one fairly early. It’s a book with complex emotions, risk taking factors; and a woman’s courage and her dealing with aftermath of a difficult situation.
The author, ANNE COATES, has done a tremendous job on the book. She has created a character who is brave, yet vulnerable. She is the most relatable character in the book. She defies all the conventional notions of a typical woman, and yet attains everything that she strives for.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Reading and writing has been Anne Coates’ passion for as long as she can remember. Instilled and inspired by her mother and by the Deputy Head at her secondary school who encouraged her hunger for reading by granting her free access to the books not yet in the school library, and she feels still grateful for this, in her eyes, amazing privilege.
After her degree in English and French, Anne moved to London to stay. During her career she worked for publishers, as a journalist, writer, editor, and translator. The birth of her daughter, Olivia inspired her to write non-fiction books, such as ‘Your Only Child’ (Bloomsbury, 1996), books about applying to and surviving university (NeedtoKnow, 2013), but also short stories, tales with a twist, and stories exploring relationships, published in two collections by Endeavour Press (2015).
The sometimes strange places Anne visited as a journalist often made her think “What if…” And so, investigative journalist Hannah Weybridge was born… The Hannah Weybridge series currently consists of three books, all published by Urbane Publications: ‘Dancers in the Wind’ (2016), ‘Death’s Silent Judgement’ (2017), and ‘Songs of Innocence’ (2018).
Anne Coates lives in London with three demanding cats and enjoys reading, going to the theatre and cinema, wining and dining.