She’s Fallen

ISBN: 9781911293125
eISBN: 9781911293132
Format: Paperback/eBook
Price: £8.99/£3.99
Available: March 2018

Alex Clare’s debut crime novel, examines the challenges of gender dysphoria in an enlightened way, showing the difficulties for the transgender community through a protagonist under scrutiny and coming to terms with her new identity. This is a cracking good read.
David Caddy, Tears in the Fence
I found the story to become progressively darker and more intriguing as it went on. If you enjoy reading dark and mysterious thrillers I would definitely recommend it.
Jessikah Stenson @ Read by Jess
Being one of the first books to tackle this subject in fictional form with sensitivity, rather than exploitation as crossdressing serial killer or exotic sex object, makes it groundbreaking. . . . I look forward to reading their future character arcs and seeing how DI Robyn Bailley develops.
Katy-Jon Went @
This first introduction to DI Bailley and her team has enormous potential in terms of a series, and with Clare’s obvious skill for plot building, attention to police procedure, and, on the whole, well-realised characterisation there is much to build on in the future. Recommended.
Raven Crime Reads
A solid, good first book. . . . I want to see how Robyn continues to develop and grow.
Ellen @ NeedforCaffeine
A gripping novel with an intriguing plot, it’s taut, it’s tense and there are plenty of twists and turns to keep even the most hardened crime fan reading late into the night.
Lorraine @ The Book Review Café
A book which has huge potential as a choice for reading groups, particularly as there is so much contemporary interest, and controversy, about the subject of gender dysphoria.
Linda Hepworth @
Introducing the subject of transgender with the detailed focus on how Roger has become Robyn gives a whole new spin on a classic whodunit psychological thriller.
Claire @
Alex Clare has delivered a crime novel that is a match for those by well-established authors in the genre. . . Clare’s unique protagonist is a welcome voice in the crime writing arena.
Joy Isabella @

Nineteen-year-old Shazia Johar has everything to live for. But when she is found critically injured after plunging from a hotel balcony, DI Robyn Bailley must determine why she fell. Was Shazia pushed or did she jump?

When Robyn’s team investigate the events that led to Shazia’s fall, they discover evidence of violence in the hotel room. What happened and who is responsible?

As Shazia’s life hangs in the balance, Robyn’s team discover the body of another hotel guest. With uncertainty and falsehood disturbing both investigations, Robyn must navigate the web of lies under continued criticism of her new identity from her ex-wife and her daughter.

‘Pacy, assured writing with three dimensional characters – DI Robyn Bailley is a breath of fresh air!’ LV Hay, author of THE OTHER TWIN 
Praise for the Robyn Bailley series
‘Lifting the police procedural into new realms Alex Clare has created a contemporary and relevant heroine in DI Robyn Bailley’ Alice Clark-Platts, author of BITTER FRUITS
‘Classic crime fiction with a compelling, complex and brilliantly conceived central character. Robyn Bailley is a wonderful creation and Alex Clare is an exciting new talent’ Shelia Bugler, author of the Ellen Kelly crime series

Praise for He’s Gone

An ambitious and gripping novel. Alex Clare has created a contemporary and relevant heroine in DI Robyn Bailley… confidently revealing a taut and engrossing mystery.
Alice Clark-Platts, author of Bitter Fruits
A very accomplished debut. Clare has tackled a powerful subject and has managed to skilfully weave it into a gripping mystery that kept me turning the pages well into the night.
Heidi Perks, author of Beneath the Surface