My novel Truestory tells the blackly comic tale of Alice who is struggling to raise her son on the isolated farm he refuses to leave.  Sam has Asperger’s and an inner world hidden from his parents. 

Alice’s marriage to Duncan is failing and their farm verging on bankruptcy. Alice longs for the outside world, but everything changes when her husband brings home the mysterious Larry who has a plan to save them all.

Vivd, perceptive and acute’
- James Robertson


Truestory published by Sandstone Press 2015 and is available from Amazon. Truestory was published in Denmark by Alhambra, as Kort over Verden.

Click here for some photographs from the launch at Waterstones, Edinburgh. Photos by Chris Scott and Andy Stewart.

Truestory was included in Scottish Book Trust’s ’21 Scottish Novels to look forward to in 2015’ and in the Herald’s ‘Books of 2015’. Here is an extract and a Pinterest Mood Board for Truestory

Truestory even has its own tea, Best Lancashire Blend, created by Jenier World of Teas

Here is a one-minute film of me talking about Truestory.

Book Group Questions.