Bestselling author's new book set in Mytholmroyd
Thursday, 20 July 2017
Mytholmroyd takes centre stage in a novel by bestselling author Linda Green, which will be launched in Hebden Bridge next Tuesday. 25 July.
Ms Green's previous novel, While My Eyes Were Closed, was a number one bestseller on Amazon, selling more than 400,000 copies and becoming the fourth bestselling ebook of 2016.
Set in Mytholmroyd
After I've Gone, which is set in Mytholmroyd and Leeds, tells the story of Jess, whose Facebook timeline jumps forward eighteen months to a day when family and friends are posting tributes to her following her death. Jess has to figure out if the posts can somehow be true and, if so, whether there is anything she can do to prevent her own death.
12 years in Calderdale
Ms Green, who lived in Calderdale for 12 years before moving to Bingley with her husband and son, said, "The recent success of domestic psychological thrillers illustrates that having someone close to home who can't be trusted is something which people love reading about.
Emotional psychological drama
"After I've Gone is an emotional psychological drama about losing loved ones and losing our minds and examines the issue of whether we would live our lives differently if we knew how and when we were going to die.
"It also looks at the new phenomenon of social grieving and how people continue posting to dead family and friends after they have gone."
Ms Green, aged 47, said setting her novels in West Yorkshire is very important to her. She explained: "It's the place I know best and consider home, having lived here for 16 years now. I like to be able to visualize my characters in their environment and readers often contact me to say how much they enjoy the fact that my books are set in Yorkshire.
"I've set novels in Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Cragg Vale before, so it felt like it was Mytholmroyd's turn!"
Book Launch upstairs at Organic House
After I've Gone is published be Quercus and Ms Green will be launching the novel at 7pm on Tuesday July 25, upstairs at Organic House in Market Street, Hebden Bridge. The free event, which is open to all, includes a talk and reading and The Book Case will be selling signed copies.