Laying The Ghost

Laying The Ghost


Readers of Carole Matthews, Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Milly Johnson will love this delightfully light-hearted, witty and sparkling romantic comedy. Perfect to settle down with!

'Fast and fun' --
Woman & Home
'I loved it!' -- ***** Reader review
'Gripping from beginning to end' -- ***** Reader review
'A book best read in one sitting' -- ***** Reader review



When Nell was a student, she and Patrick were a serious item. They were inseparable, and she really thought he was The One.

But then Alex came along...the safer, more restful option, and thanks to her over-controlling mother she opted for him instead.

Now nothing is going right. Alex has left her to live in New York with a younger, blonder woman. Escaping to the Caribbean for a recuperative holiday, she is mugged at Gatwick and her bag is stolen. It's crisis time - and she makes two decisions:

First - she will take lessons in self-defence.

Second - she will try and find Patrick again.

Is she trying to put the past behind her - or setting out to ruin her future?


  • Fast and fun
    Woman & Home

About the author

Judy Astley

Born In Lancashire, Judy Astley has lived for most of her life in Twickenham, and was a dress designer and painter before writing her first novel, Just for the Summer, in 1994.

She has two grown-up daughters and lives with her husband in Twickenham and Cornwall.

For more information on Judy Astley and her books, see her website at
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