Dorothy Koomson’s My Other Husband is on the shortlist of Romantic Novel Awards 2023 announced on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.
The Romantic Novel of the Year Award is an award for romance novels presented by Romantic Novelists’ Association since 1960. This association exists to raise the prestige of romantic fiction and to encourage romantic authorship. The award categories include The Fantasy Romantic Novel Award, The Jackie Collins Award for Romantic Thrillers, The Katie Fforde Debut Romantic Novel Award, The Christmas/Festive Holiday Romantic Novel Award, The Shorter Romantic Novel Award, The Romantic Saga Award, The Jane Wenham-Jones Award for Romantic Comedy, among others.
Those in the running for the most prestigious awards in the UK romance writing scene were announced with one name standing out in the following category.
The Jackie Collins Award for Romantic Thrillers
- My Other Husband, Dorothy Koomson, Headline Review
Dorothy Koomson is a contemporary English novelist of Ghanaian descent who has been described as Britain’s biggest-selling black author of adult fiction. My Other Husband has the following blurb;
Someone’s trying to frame me for murder. But I can’t prove my innocence. Because then I’d have to confess about… my other husband.
Cleo Forsum is a bestselling novelist turned scriptwriter whose TV series, ‘The Baking Detective’ is a huge success. Writing is all she’s ever wanted to do, and baking and murder stories have proved a winning combination.
But now she has decided to walk away from it all – including divorcing her husband, Wallace – before her past secrets catch up with her.
As Cleo drafts the final ever episodes of the series, people she knows start getting hurt. And it’s soon clear that someone is trying to frame her for murder.
She thinks she knows why, but Cleo can’t tell the police or prove her innocence. Because then she’d have to confess about her other husband . . .
A series of terrifying murders. A set of complex lies.
And a woman with no way to clear her name.
My Other Husband is the latest gripping thriller from the Queen of The Big Reveal.
The winners of the awards will be announced during the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romantic Novel Awards ceremony in London, UK March 6.