The Burning of Juniper Slaide


Juniper Slaide is the sole survivor of an arson attack that destroyed her home and killed her family.  Nine years later she’s worked hard at putting the past behind her.  She clings to her best friend James, the only person she’s been able to trust since the fire.

But one day James disappears.

Juniper tries to find her friend, but she uncovers more than she bargained for.  As tensions grow and friendships are tested, she begins to realise that James wasn’t who she thought he was.

And worst of all, his disappearance is connected to her somehow, and what happened to her all those years ago …

An exciting, page turning novel with many twists that will keep the reader guessing right until the end.


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WOW! I love a story that keeps you guessing – and this excels at keeping you guessing, right to the end. It started well and then really took off. I carried this book around with me for 3 days so I could read at EVERY opportunity. I was desperate to find out more. I love the way it’s written in the present with diary entries from the past to drip feed clues. Can’t wait to see what this new author produces next. – JS

Page turner, gripping, dark and imaginative with continuous twists to keep you gripped
This book is a genuine page-turner which has you gripped from the very first chapter. The characters, particularly the main character Juniper is wonderfully unique in her personality, individual habits and characteristics – just one of the results in this book of an author with incredible and ferocious imagination. A thoroughly recommended read, and I look forward to the next book! Without question an author to watch. – Amazon customer

Gripping plot

What a great book, thoroughly enjoyed this page turner from start to finish. A captivating and well written story!! Superb first book, looking forward to the next one! – Nick

Great book … Great story!
One of the best books I’ve ever read – James Townsend

A real page turner, lost count of how many times I said ‘just one more chapter’ to myself. So many twists and turns and exciting revelations. – Cynthia

Really gripping … A total page turner
Really enjoyed this book. It had me gripped from the start and I couldn’t put it down.

Great plot with lots of twists and turns that I didn’t see coming. Jo Witcombe

Loved it!

Great read, kept me up half the night and guessing right till the end. Hope there is more to come. – Client d’Amazon

Add this to your book list!
Wow, what a thrilling storyline. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, a definite page turner. I can’t wait to see what else Johanna has in store! – Katherine

A well written and fast paced debut, full of twists and turns. The first of many more from this author I hope – Amazon customer

Superb first novel
After reading the first three chapters I knew this wasn’t going to be ‘a last thing at night read’ – I needed a day to sit down and enjoy the whole book in entirety in one session. William Follet


About the Author

Johanna grew up running around on the beaches of two islands, the Isle of Wight and the Ile de Re in France. She now lives in Qatar with her husband and three-year old daughter, but still travels regularly to her paradise islands. She tends to collect stray animals, and writes with a dog at her feet, two cats on her desk and three birds in her ear. She is currently working on her second novel.


ISBN: 978-1-91095716-5
DIMENSIONS: 198 X 129mm
RRP: £8.99

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