Welcome

I'm so pleased to welcome you to my new website. Thanks for taking the time to check me out!

After a dozen women's fiction novels, my new book, PICTURE OF INNOCENCE, which will be published on April 18, 2019, is my first psychological thriller. It's a dark, twisty tale about loss and lies, and if you like Lisa Jewell and AJ Finn, I think you'll love this.

To mark this change in direction, I'm now writing as T J Stimson, but you'll still find me as Tess on social media!

I'll be talking about my journey from Adultery to Murder at the Oxford Literary Festival on April 6, 2019. If you'd like to join me, I'll be signing copies of my new book - you can get it two weeks early!

If you'd like to get in touch, I'd love to hear from you. Just go to my contact page and drop me a line.

February 2019

Picture of Innocence

You love your family. You’d never let anything happen to them… would you?

With three children under ten, Maddie is struggling. On the outside, she’s a happy young mother, running a charity as well as a household. But inside, she’s exhausted. She knows she’s lucky to have to have a support network around her. Not just her loving husband, but her family and friends too. But is Maddie putting her trust in the right people? Because when tragedy strikes, she is certain someone has hurt her child – and everyone is a suspect, including Maddie herself…

THIS IS THE STORY OF EVERY MOTHER’S WORST FEAR. BUT IT’S NOT A STORY YOU KNOW… AND NOTHING IS WHAT IT SEEMS.

‘Dark, twisty and addictive. I couldn't put it down’ LISA JEWELL

'More chilling than GONE GIRL and twistier than THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, this emotional, raw, dark family drama keeps you guessing until the end’ JANE GREEN

‘Truly gripping: the opening is heart-breaking and it never lets up, all the way to a genuinely shocking denouement’ ALEX LAKE

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