FORMER Worksop Guardian reporter Karla Hall is riveting readers on Amazon as romantic comedy lovers flurry to snap up her debut novel, Antidote to Infidelity.
Journalist Karla, 34, who is married with two children and now works freelance for the Chad and Hucknall Dispatch, says she’s thrilled with the novel’s early success and hopes to see the book she loves soar.
She said: “I’m really excited – and exhausted! It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster and some 24-hour stints at the keyboard but it’s worth it to know it’s out there now and hopefully being enjoyed.”
Set in the fictional cosmopolitan town of Goldwell Holt in North Notts, the story is told in the first person through protagonist Sally Moss, a stressed mother of twins on the brink of a Christmas marital meltdown as her handsome husband, Will, confesses he’s been unfaithful.
With their relationship in casualty, dashing doctor Mike Foster - with his scalpel-sharp wit and bewitching bedside manner - has her pounded heart racing off the charts.
It’s obvious the hunky medic is up for some post-surgery passion - but Sally’s not that kind of girl. Or is she?
Exploring the concept that modern marriages contain many more than two people, the novel takes a light-hearted look at motherhood, relationships, adultery, jealousy, revenge, deceit, insecurity and much more, and is packed with humour, irony and delicious twists throughout.
The raw manuscript received great acclaim at Transworld Publishers before being picked up by leading London literary agent Conville and Walsh, who worked intensely with Karla for over four months to produce an improved and polished final text.
Visit www.karlahall.com to find out more.