As the saying goes... Sticks and Stones may break my bones...
but will it lead to murder?
Read the new debut from Jo Jakeman.
THE book of summer 2018!

Jo Jakeman - Sticks and Stones
The stunning debut that is taking everyone by storm!

Imogenís husband is a bad man. His ex-wife and his new mistress might have different perspectives but Imogen thinks she knows the truth. And now heís given her an ultimatum: get out of the family home in the next fortnight or Iíll fight you for custody of our son.

In a moment of madness, Imogen does something unthinkable: she locks her husband in the cellar. Now sheís in control. But how far will she go to protect her son and punish her husband? And what will happen when his ex and his girlfriend get tangled up in her plans?

Sticks and Stones is a deliciously twisting psychological thriller from an unforgettable new voice.

Louise Candlish

"I loved Sticks and Stones. A gripping story, sensitively told but also really funny: no mean feat given the subject matter!" (Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request)

To read the Crimesquad review and Q&A for this new title, click on the Fresh Blood link.

Jo Jakeman

Jo Jakeman was born in Cyprus and worked for many years in the City of London before moving to the countryside with her husband and twin boys. She was the 2016 winner of the prestigious Friday Night Live Award at the York Festival of Writing.

Sticks and Stones is her debut novel.