EventsNewsPersona April, 10th 2012 by

Anna Smith's New Novel "To Tell The Truth" Presented at the Mijas Playa

Anna Smith, from Airdrie Scotland, was an investigative journalist with one of the top newspapers in Scotland but quit in 2003 to concentrate on writing fiction.
“After a career in journalism, I’ve got a whole rash of stories to draw on, so yes, some of the scenes in the book are real life events made a little bit bigger.”
The Dead Won’t Sleep is award-winning journalist Smith’s third novel which follows tough nut tabloid hack Rosie Gilmour. Anna says –
It’s wonderful to be back in La Cala de Mijas where I spend a lot of time writing my novels. In fact it was on the very beach at La Cala, that I pictured the opening scenes of my second crime novel, To Tell The Truth, which I’m launching on Thursday 12th in the Mijas Playa restaurant.
The novel is the second in the crime series featuring Glasgow journalist Rosie Gilmour, which has really caught fire in the UK. I did a launch for the first novel, The Dead Won’t Sleep, down in La Cala last year, and the expats seemed to really take to it. Everyone I speak to is waiting to see what the character of Rosie does next.
So hopefully, they won’t be disappointed by To Tell The Truth – set in Spain and Morocco, and also partly in Glasgow.
The plot is surrounds a three-year-old girl being snatched from a beach while on holiday with her parents in broad daylight. Journalist Rosie is on the Costa having a break from the daily tabloid newspaper in Glasgow where she works, and she gets a call from the editor to get on the case. Very quickly she sees that all is not as it seems in the disappearance of the kid – and, as the title suggests, nobody can afford to tell the truth, because of what they were doing at the time and who they were.
It also takes the reader into the murky world of people trafficking, child porn, organised crime and Russian and Albanian Mafia.
I hoping for a good crowd at the Mijas Playa restaurant on Thursday 12th April between 6pm and 8pm, where I’ll be doing a reading and signing first edition copies of the novel. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Anna Smith


Dario Poli

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