Book Launch: The Devil's Claw

Book Launch: The Devil's Claw

A launch event for 'The Devil's Claw', the debut novel from Guernsey-born author Lara Dearman.

Jennifer Dorey thinks she's safe. Following a traumatic incident in London, Jennifer has returned to her childhood home in Guernsey, taking a job as a reporter at the local newspaper. 

After the discovery of a drowned woman on a beach, she uncovers a pattern of similar deaths that have taken place over the past fifty years. Together with DCI Michael Gilbert, an officer on the verge of retirement, they follow a dark trail of island myths and folklore to 'Fritz', the illegitimate son of a Nazi soldier. His work, painstakingly executed, has so far gone undetected. 

But with his identity about to be uncovered, the killer now has Jennifer in his sights. And home is the last place she should be...

Born and raised in Guernsey, Lara now lives in Westchester, New York, with her family. 'The Devil's Claw' is her first novel, the opening installment in a series of thrillers featuring Jennifer Dorey.

As well as a talk and a book signing, Lara will read passages from the novel, and answer questions from the audience.

6pm on Friday 8 December. This event is free, but you need to reserve a space. Call 720392, email, or click 'book your place' on the right-hand side of this page.