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Romford crime author’s new novel will leave readers guessing

PUBLISHED: 17:00 23 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:35 24 January 2018

Kimberley Chambers has written thirteen crime novels

Kimberley Chambers has written thirteen crime novels

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A number one bestselling author from Romford has released her thirteenth crime novel, which promises her readers a gripping ride throughout and a big twist at the end.

Kimberley Chambers' new crime novel is a number one Sunday Times bestsellerKimberley Chambers' new crime novel is a number one Sunday Times bestseller

Kimberley Chambers, from Romford released her new crime novel, Life of Crime on January 11, and it has already reached the top of the Sunday Times hardback chart.

The novel follows, Jason Rampling, who is determined to change his circumstances after growing up on a council estate with a drunk mother.

Melissa thought she had struck gold marrying Jason, however there’s no glamour in waiting for your husband to come home, or waiting for a knock on the door.

After a stretch inside, Jason wants to pull off just one last job, the biggest of all.

It could solve all of their problems. However it’s also a game that could also cost them everything.

Life of Crime is set in 1944, and features real places, such as Dagenham Sunday Market on Chequers Lane which is now in Barking, and Mardyke Estate which is now Orchard Village.

Kimberley told the Recorder: “I’ve just come away from a long series, and I wanted to do something quite different.

“There’s a massive twist at the end. I think it’s got one of the best endings I’ve ever written, and not one person has been able to guess what happens yet.”

Kimberley lives in the borough, and has at various times been a cab driver, a disc jockey and a street trader.

This month she has been busy touring in Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Romford, and last week she was interviewed by Graham Norton on BBC Radio two.

She said: “I love to meet up with my readers. They bring their kids down to meet me, and I’m quite active on Facebook. I always answer private messages myself.”

Trish Johnson, an avid reader of Chambers’ novels said: “Her books are fantastic, they hit the ground running and keep you gripped throughout.

“Kimberley has a great relationship with her readers and responds to all twitter and Facebook messages, and remains very humble and grateful for their continued support.”

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