Impress signs first part of crime fiction series about transgender police officer, Robyn Bailley
Impress Books are very pleased to announce that we have just signed the crime novel He’s Gone by debut novelist Alex Clare.
How do you find a missing child when his mother doesn’t believe you have the right to even exist? When Detective Inspector Roger Bailley returns to work as Robyn, all she wants is to get on with the job she loves while finally being herself. When toddler Ben Chivers is snatched from a shopping centre on her first day back at work, Robyn has to find Ben – and herself – as she deals with the reactions of her police colleagues, the media and her own daughter.
“To see He’s Gone published is a dream come true. I started writing the story in 2013 after watching Parliament debate the Equal Marriage Act. Some of the opinions horrified me, people being defined and condemned by a single aspect of their life. The character of Robyn Bailley formed quickly in my mind and I’ve really enjoyed telling her story and what she has to face to live a normal life.”
-Alex Clare, Author
“This novel is being published at a perfect time as people become more open to discussing the topic of Gender Dysphoria. Alex has captured the sensitive nature of this debate and I very much look forward to reading the rest of DI Robyn Bailley’s journey.”
-Rachel Singleton, Editorial Manager at Impress Books