Former Standard reporter Barbara Copperthwaite has been ‘overwhelmed’ by reactions to her first book - a gripping crime novel called Invisible.
The 40-year-old journalist and author was raised in Friskney and attended Skegness Grammar School and started her career at the Skegness Standard and the Louth Standard before moving to do a stint at the now-defunct News of the World and various popular national women magazines such as Chat, Pick Me Up, Full House and That’s Amazing - where she served as deputy and launch editor.
Now a freelance, Barabara continues to write features and news for a number of publications including the Daily Mail, The People, Woman, Woman’s Own, Real People, Bella, and Best.
Her debut psychological thriller has smashed into the top 100 Kindle bestsellers and is available exclusively on Amazon.
She said: “I’m completely overwhelmed by the reaction so far to Invisible.
“One woman even told me she’d stayed on her train an extra stop so she could finish the book. It’s fantastic that my first novel should be so well received, and I hope that as more people read it, they will love it just as much.”
The Kindle success of Invisible has led to plans to release it in paperback on May 24.
Invisible takes the reader on a twisted journey through one woman’s marriage leaving the protagonist hated and vilified and wondering if the man she calls her husband is a man she knows at all.