The #MysteryNovember Book Tour Day 28 Rose Edmunds @RoseEdmunds

Welcome to day 28 of the #MysteryNovember book tour

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Today our guest is Rose Edmunds with her book Concealment


Amy is at the top of her game as a finance professional despite a traumatic childhood. But the higher she climbs, the greater her fear of falling.
Her new boss Ed sniffs out insecurity like a shark smelling blood. He’s trashed dozens of careers on a whim and has Amy lined up as his next victim.
When a young colleague is murdered, Amy’s fragile equilibrium is shattered. A client’s fraud may be linked to the killing, but no one seems to care.
Caught in a tangle of business and personal connections, and fighting for her sanity, can Amy find the moral courage to uncover the truth?
Rose Edmunds

 Where is your home town?

I’m a Yorkshire woman by birth, but I left Leeds at 18 to attend the University of Sussex near Brighton. Apart from a year spent in the US, I’ve lived in Brighton ever since.

What do you like about writing in the mystery genre?

I love the intellectual challenge of fitting all the pieces together like a jigsaw puzzle, making sure that there are no plot holes and that characters’ motivations are consistent and believable. It’s also fun putting in subtle clues and a few red herrings along the way. Ideally you want the reader to say ‘Aha – I knew it all along’ when all the plot strands converge at the end, but mystery readers are a savvy bunch these days, so you have to work hard to achieve that result.

What sub-genre of mystery does your book fit?

Amy, the heroine of CONCEALMENT, is effectively an amateur sleuth, but there’s also an extra layer of psychological suspense due to Amy’s deteriorating mental state. The reader is never quite sure what is real and what is inside Amy’s head.

Where is your book set?

The cut-throat dog-eat-dog environment of the City – London’s financial centre

Can you introduce us to the main characters?

Amy is a high-flying finance executive, who looks to the outside world like poised professional. But underneath the veneer of confidence, she’s desperately insecure and paranoid as a result of her traumatic childhood.

Her boss, Ed, is a cynical opportunist, quick to exploit others’ weaknesses to his own ends, and smart enough to know exactly how to turn the screws without getting on the wrong side of the HR department.

Lisa is Amy’s only friend in this hostile environment, but Amy is never able to trust her fully, maybe because she senses that Lisa’s main agenda is her own advancement.

DCI Dave Carmody is in charge of investigating the murder of Amy’s young colleague Isabelle. His rootless energy leads him down several blind alleys, and his attraction to Amy is also a distraction.

Where can readers find out more about you and your writing?



Where can readers find your book?

The book is available only on Amazon (UK)

and  (US)

19 thoughts on “The #MysteryNovember Book Tour Day 28 Rose Edmunds @RoseEdmunds

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  2. I wonder if it’s the opposite, Rose ~ that people are getting better and better at guessing plot twists and spotting the real villain, so you have to be more and more subtle!!! Or perhaps that’s just me and my husband, because we watch too many things like…. 24, Sleeper Cell, Quantico, How to get away with Murder, etc…. yes, probably ~ we actually play a game for who can get it right first. I stand at 12-9 after my outstanding performance in all seven series of Prime Suspect 🙂 😀 😀

    People!! This book is really good, and definitely worth a punt! If you click on the Rose Edmunds tag above, you’ll be able to see my review of it 🙂


    • Terry – I agree – readers are definitely getting more savvy! If you read reviews of classic thriller writers e.g. Elmore Leonard or Eric Ambler on Goodreads you see people saying how cliched and predictable the plots are etc. Heck – these guys invented the thriller genre – you cannot judge them by contemporary standards – what they wrote became cliches (like Shakespeare!). Thanks so much for recommending Concealment – means so much to me that an accomplished writer like you enjoyed it.


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