“Tears at the funny bits, tears at the sad bits, blushes at the naughty bits, a thoroughly entertaining read”.

‘Comic twists, dark moments and well-drawn characters are three of the pleasures of the rollicking read that is Sam Derbyshire’s funny, smart commentary on modern relationships’ The Highland News

It’s that time of year again. The annual lads’ golf trip. Sun, sea but not usually sex. For Steve it’s a much-needed break from work – and his wife, Lucy. Lucy’s at home with their two small children, mired in half-eaten fish fingers and laundry. She’s just not as much fun as she was. But Steve, handsome and successful, if easily led, won’t stray. Will he?

Andy shouldn’t be on the trip at all; work has dried up and he’s skint. And when his feet touch back down on UK soil he’ll find Sophie has been keeping her dark secret from him – and they’re both in for a surprise!

Callum has been dreading the trip; he’s overwhelmed at work and is about to get the sack. Maggie, his oh-so-perfect wife, has no idea that their world is about to shatter…

Myles Single, minted, ruthless. Organiser of this year’s tour. He’s decided to inject some ‘life’ into the proceedings, with no idea how dangerous an iPhone in the wrong hands can be.

‘Revelations score a hole in one for this debut novel by Sam Derbyshire’ The Inverness Courier.

Great holiday reading!”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Mrs. D. Hart

Thoroughly enjoyed this read. Great characters and a gripping storyline. Didn’t want it to end. Will definitely be reading the next book by this author.

About the Author

Sam Derbyshire was raised in Oxfordshire, graduated from Aberystwyth University, and now lives beside the beautiful Moray Firth in the Scottish Highlands. A battle hardened survivor of bringing up three boys, on realising that she was never going to be a Dance Mom, she instead qualified to coach junior football, cricket and golf, worked for several years in Sports Development and now claims to be an expert on all things manly, including the offside rule. The men in her life fiercely debate that claim as well as her ability to coach anything.

While writing this bio, Sam asked her husband and son to describe her: complex, feisty, easily irritated, rebellious and opinionated were some of the more complimentary replies. Her best friend, however, offered glamorous, witty and intelligent. That’s what friends are for!

Now resigned to receiving one- word text messages, talking to brick walls and not being allowed to take herself seriously, Sam desperately tries to see the funny side of life, especially now she’s the wrong side of fifty. Joining a writing group a few years ago, as an escape from her testosterone fuelled world, she won a short story competition with her short Turning Worms, had a few pieces performed on local radio and was then encouraged to try novel writing. Her first novel What Goes on Tour was the result. She enjoys writing about characters with real life issues that readers can relate to and is also an aspiring screenwriter and a member of Scottish Screenwriters.

Striving to stay fit and healthy in order to enjoy the empty nest freedom that is now on the horizon, Sam enjoys being tortured by her personal trainer, loves yoga, plays a reluctant but sometimes reasonable round of golf and couldn’t live without her Nutri Bullet, hair straighteners and the occasional Martini.


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