A former Bucks Free Press crime reporter turned crime author has released an unsettling new thriller novel.

Shadow of a Doubt is the latest offering from Michelle Davies, a former BFP reporter who grew up in High Wycombe.

Joining her hometown paper as a trainee reporter after she finished school, she worked here for six years before moving onto women’s magazines such as Heat and Grazia, where she was editor-at-large.

She is still a freelance reporter as well as an author, working for women’s magazines including Marie Claire, Essentials, YOU and Stylist.

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In 2016, she turned her hand to novels, releasing her debut offering, Gone Astray.

The novel follows the story of Lesley and her husband Mack whose lives are changed drastically when they win the lottery and then are turned completely upside down when Lesley comes home to find their daughter missing.

Her latest book, Shadow of a Doubt, is being released on February 4.

It is described as an unsettling thriller with a smart, modern storyline.

What would you do when your entire family turns their back? Could you fight for the truth?

The whole world believed eight-year-old Cara killed her younger brother on that fateful night. But she blamed it on a paranormal entity she swears was haunting her house.

No one believed her and after two years of treatment in a psychiatric unit for delusional disorder, Cara was shunned by her remaining family and put into foster care.

Now she’s being forced to return to the family home for the first time since her brother’s death, but what if she’s about to re-discover the evil that was lurking inside its walls?

Michelle was inspired by the famous Enfield Haunting case and what it means to live with that kind of notoriety - and if you can ever escape it - when writing Shadow of a Doubt.

So far, Michelle’s latest book has received rave reviews.

Erin Kelly described it as: “Pure suspense, where past and present collide with chilling results.

"On every page, there’s a sense that anything could happen. Read this one with the lights on.”

Caz Frear said: ‘Chilling and heart-breaking in equal measure, Shadow of a Doubt is as much a tender reflection on grief and loss as it is a hugely entertaining, fast-paced thriller.

“Highly atmospheric, I was completely immersed in Cara’s unsettling world from the first page to the last. A truly fresh take on the psychological suspense novel.”

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Shadow of a Doubt is published by Orion Fiction and will be available to buy in paperback from February 4.

It is priced at £7.99 and is also available in eBook and audio book versions.

Pre-order now at www.amazon.co.uk/Shadow-Doubt-psychological-thriller-inspired/dp/1409193438.