Skip to main content



The Brighton Mermaid by Dorothy Koomson

Brighton Beach, 1993 Teenagers Nell and Jude find the body of a young woman and when no one comes to claim her, she becomes known as the Brighton Mermaid. Nell is still struggling to move on when, three weeks later, Jude disappears. Twenty-five years on, Nell is forced to quit her job to find out who the Brighton Mermaid really was – and what happened to her best friend that summer. But as Nell edges closer to the truth, dangerous things start to happen. Someone seems to be watching her every move, and soon she starts to wonder who in her life she can actually trust…

Finding a body on the beach twenty five years ago has affected all of Nell's family. Not only did her best friend go missing shortly after but another four bodies were found washed up on beaches.  Harassment by one of the police officers has ruined her father's life and Nell still hates the police force.
In her spare time Nell finds missing people and researches family trees in the hope of finding someone who through…

Latest posts

Whatever Happened To Margo by Margaret Durrell

Memories of Us by Vanessa Carnevale

The Friend by Dorothy Koomson

Another Mother by Amanda James

The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae by Stephanie Butland

The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jeffries

One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick

Anatomy Of A Scandle by Sarah Vaughan

Lost For Words by Stephanie Butland

The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club by Sophie Green