Writer Claire Allan: Going dark for my first thriller was really exhilarating

Derry novelist Claire Allan has turned from women's fiction to writing her first thriller, Her Name Was Rose. The ex-journalist tells Joanne Sweeney how a dearly loved former colleague inspired her to write her first book

Derry author Claire Allan whose first thriller Her Name Was Rose is just published Picture: Margaret McLaughlin
Joanne Sweeney
LIKE many an unpublished hopeful, Derry writer Claire Allan used to devour the novels of best-selling author Marian Keyes while dreaming of writing her own one day. That dream might never have been[...]

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