Winner of the Lucy Cavendish Prize for fiction, The Loyal Servant is a whistleblower thriller that topped the Amazon political fiction chart.
"A brilliantly-paced thriller... Perfectly balanced between character and plot. Very gripping and suspenseful" - Sophie Hannah
"It immediately draws you in... there's suspense right from the beginning" - Penny Smith
Imagine for a moment: you're a mother of three and conscientious government employee, keeping your head down, trying to avoid the latest round of lay-offs, when you discover the schools minister slumped over his desk. Whiskey bottle and scattered pills lying next to his lifeless body tell their own story.
But you know for a fact the minister wouldn't take his own life. What do you do? Kick up a stink and risk losing your job? Or pretend nothing is wrong?
For loyal servant Caroline Barber, there is only one option. When her awkward questions result in the disappearance of crucial evidence from the minister's office, she is compelled to dig deeper.
The corruption she uncovers is scandalous enough to topple the government. But now she's raised her head above the parapet she has attracted the attention of powerful adversaries.
Way out of her depth and risking the safety of her family, will Caroline get the chance to blow the whistle? Or will her enemies silence her for good?
The Loyal Servant is a page-turning political thriller with a twist - everything that happens to Caroline Barber could happen to any of us.