It's the time of New Year's Resolutions. If yours is to write a book, remember that every author must start somewhere. So to inspire you, we're featuring debut novels today in the 12 Days of Kindle. Regardless of whether the authors went on to write more books, these are the ones they'll remember as being their first published novel.
The Woman Before Me by Ruth Dugdall (£0.99). For almost a decade, Ruth Dugdall worked as a Probation Officer in prisons with numerous high-risk criminals. Her professional background is used to stunning effect in this psychological thriller about a woman who had it all, then lost it.
The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist (£1.29). Short story writer Ninni Holmqvist makes her debut as a novelist in this story about a woman sent to live out her days in comfort in a state-of-the-art facility. When her peaceful submission is blown apart, she is forced to fight for her freedom--and life.
Pride and Premiership by Michelle Gayle (£0.99). Former EastEnders star and popular TV celebrity Michelle Gayle introduces readers to Remy Louise Bennet. Aged 17 ½, her one goal in life is to become a WAG--but is WAGdom all it's cracked up to be?
The Silver Bridge by Paul Michael Francis (£0.99). Paul Michael Francis won several writing competitions as a boy. His first novel takes readers from Hollywood to Greece, to unexpected territory where dreams meet cold, condemning reality--and righting past wrongs doesn't guarantee love's sweet symphony.
Anthropology of an American Girl by Hilary Thayer Hamann (£0.99). Born and raised in New York, Hilary Thayer Hamann spent time working in the film industry before writing her arresting and provocative coming-of-age debut about the experience of growing up female in America.