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June 11, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Fiction
  • In Conversation

Exploring the dark side…

Fiona Cummins and Holly Seddon in conversation
Fiona Cummins and Holly Seddon


High House Production Park, Vellacott Close
Purfleet-on-Thames, Essex RM19 1RJ United Kingdom
£8 concessions (Students, Under 27s and Jobseekers)

Thriller writer Holly Seddon talks to Fiona Cummins about writing dangerously dark fiction that still has heart, plotting twists that will make readers gasp and finding fresh ways to kill people…in a strictly literary sense.

Both authors will also talk about their latest books and answer audience questions.


Venue: High House Production Park, Vellacott Close, Purfleet-on-Thames, Essex, RM19 1RJ

Date and time: Saturday 11th June, 11.00am

Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions (Students, Under 27s and Jobseekers)

Box Office: Book online or via Mercury Theatre 01206 573948 (10am – 8pm Tuesday to Saturday)


Into the Dark by Fiona Cummins

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From the author of the acclaimed When I Was Ten returns with another effortlessly eerie thriller revolving around a wealthy family who inexplicably vanish from their holiday home.

Into the Dark is the new dark and gripping crime thriller from Fiona Cummins about revenge, greed, ambition and the true cost of friendship.

The place: Seawings, a beautiful Art Deco home overlooking the sweep of the bay in Midtown-on-Sea.

The crime: The gilded Holden family – Piper and Gray and their two teenage children, Riva and Artie – has vanished from the house without a trace.

The detective: DS Saul Anguish, brilliant but with a dark past, treads the narrow line between light and shade.

One late autumn morning, Piper’s best friend arrives at Seawings to discover an eerie scene – the kettle is still warm, all the family’s phones are charging on the worktop, the cars are in the garage. But the house is deserted.

In fifteen-year-old Riva Holden’s bedroom, scrawled across the mirror in blood, are three words:


What happens next?

Buy a copy of Into the Dark from bookshop.org


The Woman on the Bridge by Holly Seddon

The Woman on the Bridge cover

How far would you go to save a perfect stranger?

Maggie is trapped. Dumped on her wedding day, rejected by her family and hounded by a man determined to make her suffer.

Charlotte is desperate. Double-crossed by her only friend and facing total ruin, she will go to any lengths to save what matters.

Two women, one night. A decision that will change everything.

Buy a copy of The Woman on the Bridge from bookshop.org


About the Authors

Holly SeddonHolly Seddon is the international bestselling author of Try Not to Breathe, Don’t Close Your Eyes, Love Will Tear Us Apart and The Hit List.

After growing up in the English countryside obsessed with music and books, Holly worked in London as a journalist and editor. She now lives in Kent with her family and writes full time.

Alongside fellow author Gillian McAllister, Holly co-hosts the popular Honest Authors Podcast. You can find her on Twitter @hollyseddon, Instagram @hollyseddonauthor and Facebook @hollyseddonauthor.

Website – www.hollyseddon.com

Photo of Holly Seddon © Simon Burke


fionacummins c Simon BurkeFiona Cummins is an award-winning former Daily Mirror showbusiness journalist and a graduate of the Faber Academy Writing A Novel course. She lives in Essex with her family.

You can find Fiona on Twitter @FionaAnnCummins, Instagram @fionacumminsauthor and Facebook @FionaCumminsAuthor.




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High House Production Park
Vellacott Close
Purfleet-on-Thames, Essex RM19 1RJ United Kingdom
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