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Gerda Pearce

 

Gerda Pearce was born in Mthatha, South Africa. Not wishing to live under apartheid, she moved to London, UK, where she works as a writer and editor. Her first novel, Long Lies the Shadow, was published in 2011 by Maia / Arcadia, and by Marabout in 2014 under the title Dans un Dernier Souffle.

Gerda joined Christine Green Authors' Agent's list in 2013.

 

Gerda Pearce

Books

 

Gerda is currently writing her second novel.

 

book cover

Long Lies the Shadow

In Cape Town, Gin survives the car crash that kills her lover, Simon. Awaking from a coma, the accident is a blur. All she can remember is a white car, Simon's outstretched hand, and another woman's name, Leila, the last word on his lips. Detective Nick Retief suspects it was not an accident, but Gin finds it hard to cooperate when a step inside the sunless police station transports her straight back to apartheid, setting flowing again questions about her twin brother's death. Moving between Cape Town and London, events lead towards a final confrontation and a shocking conclusion.

 

Long Lies the Shadow