Blog Tour: Volta by Nikki Dudley

Delighted to be closing the blog tour for Virginia Prize winning thriller, ‘Volta’ by the talented Nikki Dudley.

Let’s take a peek at the blurb…

When Briony Campbell confesses to killing her boyfriend, a straightforward crime of passion soon turns into a baffling mystery.

Haunted by demons from his past, lawyer S.J. Robin is assigned to the case. But as confusion – and the body count – rises, he’s forced to question who is guilty and who is innocent.

Can he see justice served and hold on to the woman he loves?

It’s fair to say this a twist on a contemporary thriller or crime drama! Nikki has done extensive research into crime interview procedures and that research shows. There is also a well-considered romance between the victim(!?)’s lawyer and her counsellor, which causes havoc…Everyone I have spoken to read this in just a few days – and I feel like with summer upon us, this just has to be in your bag for an intense reading experience!

Reviewers this week said…

Emma Rowson was hooked by Dudley’s main character:

“Talking of S.J., he is a fantastic character. Scarred in everyway possible, we’re told from the off that he is dealing (or not, as they case actually is) with something in his past, and as time goes on, the full extent of his trauma is revealed, with the aforementioned parallels drawing him to Briony and her to him, leading to plenty of drama as the novel unfolds.”Full review by Emma R here

Sharon found a new favourite author…

“The characters are all so well developed, really interesting and colourful, each with their voices. Briony really made me wonder; Nikki Dudley has so skilfully written her that I was as bad as the other three on whether I believed her claim or not. I hopped from one side to the other constantly. I loved getting to know these four and was sorry when I had finished the book.

A crime thriller that refuses to be a run of the mill book and stands out with the fabulous characters that Nikki Dudley has created. I would easily recommend Volta to anyone…in fact, I have already!” – Sharon Beyond The Books

Want a sneak peak inside? Leyla Mehmet has shared an extract from Chapter Seven with us here...

Or you can watch the book trailer here!

Where can you get a copy?

From Aurora Metro Books here or any major book retailer! You could even order from your local bookshop.

About the Author

Nikki Dudley studied for her BA and MA at Roehampton University. Published work includes: the thriller, Ellipsis, (2010); her chapbook, exits/origins (2010) and poetry collection, Hope Alt Delete (2017). One of Nikki’s poems was also featured in The Blackpool Illuminations (2016).

Awards: ​-Novel, Volta, winner of the Virginia Prize for Fiction.

Shortlisted in the London Writers’ Competition in 2003 for poetry.

Won the Promise Prize for poetry in the London Writers’ Competition 2005.

Novel, Ellipsis, shortlisted for the Ideastap Inspires programme in 2014.

Nikki is Managing Editor of streetcake magazine, which she started with Trini Decombe in 2008. streetcake publishes an online issue every 2-3 months and in 2019, launched the streetcake experimental writing prize, supported by the Arts Council England. She also runs Mumwrite.com, a writing community for mothers.

She grew up in inner city London and attended state school in Camden. Nikki has been in love with words since she wrote short stories in her scrapbook at primary school and discovered what a metaphor was.

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