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Jaye Ford Jaye Ford i(A139907 works by)
Also writes as: Janette Paul
Gender: Female
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Jaye Ford grew up on Sydney's northern beaches, attending Mackellar Girls High School. She moved to Bathurst to study for a communications degree at what was then Mitchell College of Advanced Education (now Charles Sturt University) and then began what would be a twelve-year career as a journalist in radio, print, and television. After twelve years, she established her own public relations consultancy.

Her first novel was published in 2011, and won two Davitt Awards: Best Debut and Readers' Choice. Ford has since published a number of additional thrillers (all of which have made it to the Davitt Award longlists) and two romantic comedies.

Ford writes thrillers under her own name and romantic comedies under a pen-name.

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Awards for Works

Darkest Place 2016 single work novel crime

'An adrenaline-pumping suspense novel from the author of Beyond Fear. What do you do when your nightmares are real – and no one believes you?

'Carly Townsend is starting over after a decade of tragedy and pain. In a new town and a new apartment she's determined to leave the memories and failures of her past behind.

'However that dream is shattered in the dead of night when she is woken by the shadow of a man next to her bed, silently watching her. And it happens week after week.

'Yet there is no way an intruder could have entered the apartment. It's on the fourth floor, the doors are locked and there is no evidence that anyone has been inside.

'With the police doubting her story, and her psychologist suggesting it's all just a dream, Carly is on her own. And being alone isn't so appealing when you're scared to go to sleep . . .' (Publication summary)

2017 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
Already Dead 2014 single work novel thriller

'Miranda shrank away from him, arm pressed to the driver's door. ‘What's your name?'

‘I'm already dead. That's my name now. That's what they called me. I'm Already Dead.'

'Journalist Miranda Jack is finally attempting to move on from the death of her husband by relocating up the coast with her young daughter, Zoe. Then a single event changes everything.

'On a Monday afternoon as she waits at traffic lights, a stranger jumps into her car and points a gun at her chest.

'Forced to drive at high speed up the motorway, Miranda listens to the frantic, paranoid rants of Brendan Walsh, a man who claims he's being chased and that they're both now running for their lives.

'Two hours later her ordeal is over in the most shocking fashion. Miranda is safe but she can't simply walk away – not without knowing the truth about that terrifying drive.

'As a journalist Miranda has always asked questions. But this time the questions are dangerous – and the answers might get her killed . . .' (Publication summary)

2015 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
Scared Yet? 2012 single work novel crime

'She fought back. She won. Now the nightmare begins ...

'When Livia Prescott fights off a terrifying assault in a deserted car park, the media hail her bravery. And after a difficult year - watching her father fade away, her business struggle and her marriage fall apart - it feels good to strike back for once.

'But as the police widen their search for her attacker, menacing notes start arriving. And brave is not what she feels any longer ...

'Someone has decided to rip her life apart, then kick her when she's down. But is it a stranger or someone much closer to home? In fact, is there anyone she can now trust?

'When her family and friends are drawn into the stalker's focus - with horrifying consequences - the choice becomes simple. Fight back, or lose the people she loves the most ...' (Publisher's blurb)

2013 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
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