Laura Read


Bio

I’ve worked in publishing for over seven years, as a designer for a journal and its award-winning website, and now as an author and freelance designer. My poetry has been published in two anthologies.

DEADLY SINS is my debut novel – an exploration of the sexism that can permeate families and how sin can influence us all. My next book will be about a political affair.

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Deadly Sins: an organized crime thriller Laura Read

Angela Balanescu is the daughter of an organized crime boss. When she falls for a corrupt detective, she wonders whether she can learn to trust him and put a life of crime behind her. But her father’s violent lieutenant is jealous of their relationship and wants her for himself. He reminds her that she shouldn’t trust anyone. Will Angela leave town to start a new life where she can escape her past, or choose to stay and help her family? Lose yourself in this dark crime thriller with a twisted love story at its heart, described as: ‘Suspense, drama, sex and violence. All rolled into a cracking read.'

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Caught in a Lie Laura Read

Julianne is a bored socialite flitting from man to man, shop to shop, party to party. When asked to seduce a man for more money than she’s seen before, she thinks that setting a honey trap will be exciting. Then she finds out that she already knows her target: years ago, she had a one-night stand with him behind his girlfriend’s back. Will he remember? Now married, Thomas is a partner at a consultancy firm with a wealthy father backing him to enter politics. But does he want to follow in his father’s footsteps? He can’t help feeling he’s being manipulated to enter a dark, secretive world he doesn’t fully understand. Julianne knows that she’ll lose out on her money if Thomas finds out the truth about her, but gradually she learns that there’s even more at stake: perhaps her life.

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Deadly Sins: an organized crime thriller Laura Read

Angela Balanescu is the daughter of an organized crime boss. When she falls for a corrupt detective, she wonders whether she can learn to trust him and put a life of crime behind her. But her father’s violent lieutenant is jealous of their relationship and wants her for himself. He reminds her that she shouldn’t trust anyone. Will Angela leave town to start a new life where she can escape her past, or choose to stay and help her family? Lose yourself in this dark crime thriller with a twisted love story at its heart, described as: ‘Suspense, drama, sex and violence. All rolled into a cracking read.'

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Caught in a Lie Laura Read

Julianne is a bored socialite flitting from man to man, shop to shop, party to party. When asked to seduce a man for more money than she’s seen before, she thinks that setting a honey trap will be exciting. Then she finds out that she already knows her target: years ago, she had a one-night stand with him behind his girlfriend’s back. Will he remember? Now married, Thomas is a partner at a consultancy firm with a wealthy father backing him to enter politics. But does he want to follow in his father’s footsteps? He can’t help feeling he’s being manipulated to enter a dark, secretive world he doesn’t fully understand. Julianne knows that she’ll lose out on her money if Thomas finds out the truth about her, but gradually she learns that there’s even more at stake: perhaps her life.

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Deadly Sins: an organized crime thriller Laura Read

Angela Balanescu is the daughter of an organized crime boss. When she falls for a corrupt detective, she wonders whether she can learn to trust him and put a life of crime behind her. But her father’s violent lieutenant is jealous of their relationship and wants her for himself. He reminds her that she shouldn’t trust anyone. Will Angela leave town to start a new life where she can escape her past, or choose to stay and help her family? Lose yourself in this dark crime thriller with a twisted love story at its heart, described as: ‘Suspense, drama, sex and violence. All rolled into a cracking read.'

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Deadly Sins: an organized crime thriller Laura Read

Angela Balanescu is the daughter of an organized crime boss. When she falls for a corrupt detective, she wonders whether she can learn to trust him and put a life of crime behind her. But her father’s violent lieutenant is jealous of their relationship and wants her for himself. He reminds her that she shouldn’t trust anyone. Will Angela leave town to start a new life where she can escape her past, or choose to stay and help her family? Lose yourself in this dark crime thriller with a twisted love story at its heart, described as: ‘Suspense, drama, sex and violence. All rolled into a cracking read.'

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Deadly Sins: an organized crime thriller Laura Read

Angela Balanescu is the daughter of an organized crime boss. When she falls for a corrupt detective, she wonders whether she can learn to trust him and put a life of crime behind her. But her father’s violent lieutenant is jealous of their relationship and wants her for himself. He reminds her that she shouldn’t trust anyone. Will Angela leave town to start a new life where she can escape her past, or choose to stay and help her family? Lose yourself in this dark crime thriller with a twisted love story at its heart, described as: ‘Suspense, drama, sex and violence. All rolled into a cracking read.'

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Caught in a Lie Laura Read

Julianne is a bored socialite flitting from man to man, shop to shop, party to party. When asked to seduce a man for more money than she’s seen before, she thinks that setting a honey trap will be exciting. Then she finds out that she already knows her target: years ago, she had a one-night stand with him behind his girlfriend’s back. Will he remember? Now married, Thomas is a partner at a consultancy firm with a wealthy father backing him to enter politics. But does he want to follow in his father’s footsteps? He can’t help feeling he’s being manipulated to enter a dark, secretive world he doesn’t fully understand. Julianne knows that she’ll lose out on her money if Thomas finds out the truth about her, but gradually she learns that there’s even more at stake: perhaps her life.

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Caught in a Lie Laura Read

Julianne is a bored socialite flitting from man to man, shop to shop, party to party. When asked to seduce a man for more money than she’s seen before, she thinks that setting a honey trap will be exciting. Then she finds out that she already knows her target: years ago, she had a one-night stand with him behind his girlfriend’s back. Will he remember? Now married, Thomas is a partner at a consultancy firm with a wealthy father backing him to enter politics. But does he want to follow in his father’s footsteps? He can’t help feeling he’s being manipulated to enter a dark, secretive world he doesn’t fully understand. Julianne knows that she’ll lose out on her money if Thomas finds out the truth about her, but gradually she learns that there’s even more at stake: perhaps her life.

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Deadly Sins: an organized crime thriller Laura Read

Angela Balanescu is the daughter of an organized crime boss. When she falls for a corrupt detective, she wonders whether she can learn to trust him and put a life of crime behind her. But her father’s violent lieutenant is jealous of their relationship and wants her for himself. He reminds her that she shouldn’t trust anyone. Will Angela leave town to start a new life where she can escape her past, or choose to stay and help her family? Lose yourself in this dark crime thriller with a twisted love story at its heart, described as: ‘Suspense, drama, sex and violence. All rolled into a cracking read.'

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