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Novels from J.V. Phaure


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This is the story of two countries. When a battered dinghy brushes up against the beach in Deal, Kent. The collision of ives allows for promises and unimaginable choices to be made. 

The magic of this story is how it unfolds and how your own perception of hope and freedom comes at a price.

For those whose lives have collided, it can only ever give life-affirming strength and resilience to keep going.

It's a story where love and fate run hand in hand, where hope can blossom when all else has been lost. The unravelling of the past and the brilliance of the future where the truths are finally shared.

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The Butterfly Trap

by J.V. Phaure

The sequel to 'Girl on the Beach'. 


After Lucy is beaten and left for dead by her ex-fiancé, Charlie Wainwright, she finds herself too frightened to ever be left alone again. Yet when her boyfriend tries to console her, she shrinks away, traumatised.


As she struggles to pull together the broken threads of her life, the cool, unwavering Detective Inspector Phillips resolves to go all out to catch her assailant.


At first, Charlie slips the net –and the trail has gone cold. But Phillips has one last card to play. It means going beyond his normal remit. It means risking more than he is prepared to stake. And it may mean the end of everything for Lucy.


But is it enough to trap a hunted man who, cornered, would commit the unthinkable?

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Girl on The Beach

by J.V. Phaure

A taut, fast-paced novel of psychological suspense.


Lucy, a writer from London has left her abusive fiancé, escaping to the coast of North Essex to start a new life, hoping her ex won't find her.


The tension rises, threatening texts and unexplained events leave Lucy unsettled.


Is Lucy really safe?

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"Jack's Story"

Jack's Story is a poignant war time tale of a young paratrooper from New Zealand whose courage allows him to live as a farmhand post war in rural Devon.


When the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Devon goes missing and a girl is found by the children of Appledaw Farm, tongues begin to wag.

Jack who fought in World War Two and now a simple farmhand shelters her. But nothing is what it seems.


Will his story of war and her story of betrayal be enough to save them?

A spellbinding story of love that comes from betrayal...




 The Butterfly Trap eBook

by J.V. Phaure

Reader Reviews:

“J.V.Phaure delivers another first-class thriller in this much anticipated, gripping sequel to ‘Girl on the Beach’. ‘The Butterfly Trap’ is rich in drama with a brilliantly drawn central character you can’t help but root for. It’s sure to keep you gripped until the very last page!” - Susan Duerden – Award winning actress and audiobook narrator (LOST, Emmerdale, NCIS)

‘It was INCREDIBLE! I honestly loved it so much.’

‘A gripping read that you will not be able to put down. A perfect sequel to Girl on the Beach.’

‘Brilliant! It captivated a male audience from the start.’

‘Anger, frustration, relief, love, fear and hope! J.V.Phaure’s amazing ability to take you on a rollercoaster of emotions through the eyes of the characters makes this gripping sequel a page turner from beginning to end.’

‘J.V. Phaure has done it again! A brilliantly drawn novel, I absolutely loved it!’


Girl on the Beach


by J.V. Phaure


'Girl on the Beach' is a taut, fast-paced novel of psychological suspense. We follow Lucy, a writer, who has left her abusive fiancée, escaping to the coast to start a new life, hoping her ex won't find her. The tension rises as threatening texts and unexplained events leave Lucy unsettled. The story builds steadily to an exciting and nail-biting climax. This gripping book is full of twists and turns. J.V. Phaure keeps you on the edge of your seat with this impossible to put down thriller!"

Susan Duerden - Award Winning Actress and audiobook narrator (LOST, Emmerdale, NCIS)

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