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OR Author - Louise Van Wingerden

After leaving Roedean, Louise (Gillett, No.1, 1978 - 81) took a degree in Law at the University of Southampton. However, she always knew she wouldn’t become a lawyer, but found it a fascinating subject to study. Louise worked in insurance for a while, before getting married and becoming a full-time housewife and mother. Over the years she contributed to various magazines, and realised that she had always known that all she really wanted to do for a career was to write, and the only way to realise this ambition is to sit down every single day, no matter what else is going on in her life, and put words onto a page. Louise took an MA in novel writing in 2017 and has just published her first novel, a mystery thriller called ‘Into Thin Air’.

A gripping, twisting work of psychological fiction that will keep the reader guessing until the very last page. Robyn Walters, a cynical journalist on a reputable London newspaper, is not impressed when her editor sends her to stay for a week at a psychic college and then write an amusing feature about her experiences. She wants to report proper news, not this nonsense. Then when she returns from the assignment Robyn's life takes an unexpected turn, as she's approached by a private detective who's desperate for her help. As she gets drawn into the case Robyn's state of mind quickly descends into chaos, until finally she finds herself questioning all the beliefs she once held so firmly - and the nature of reality itself.