With only a few days to go, it seems the basic premise for the first chapter of Coming Home has been decided. Thanks to everyone who’s voted so far!

What sparks Sophie to investigate her brother’s murder? Thirty percent of voters went for: After 28 years with no abductions or murders similar to John’s a young boy is abducted (or found dead) in very similar circumstances.

The two options coming in equal second are only at 18%, so I can’t imagine they’ll topple option A. Which means it’s time to start thinking about this new murder in Australia. Will it be in Victoria again? Shepparton? How will the murder be similar to John’s and will there be any differences? I still won’t start writing – I’ll wait until the voting officially closes, just in case – but I can now start thinking seriously about Chapter 1!

I’m really looking forward to Tuesday and starting the next instalment in the Sophie series. It’s been a little longer than normal between projects/books for me this time and I can feel myself getting itchy hands. It’s funny, if I haven’t written for a while I literally find myself typing in the air, wanting to move my fingers across a keyboard as quickly as possible. And Tuesday’s the day!

If you haven’t voted yet there’s still time….voting closes:
Australia: 9am Tuesday 8 December (AEDT)
UK: 10pm, Monday 7 December
US: 5pm, Monday 7 December (EST)

So at 9am (well, after I drop my daughter off at my mum’s) I’ll be hitting the new book! I might even video the start.

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