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Ben Westwood's debut novel

Ben Westwood has published his debut novel, 'Green Shoots'
4 Oct 2022
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Ben Westwood (Craig 1989-92) has published his debut novel, Green Shoots, an eco-thriller, which he describes as 'The Constant Gardener meets Dexter'.

It is a a story of grief and revenge, a crime thriller with an ecological heart. A man determined to solve the mystery of his wife's death finds himself drawn into a lethal plot. It is available to buy at Amazon US and Amazon UK and has already received a number of very positive reviews at Good Reads. Ben says that if you read it and enjoy it, please post a review!

Ben is a journalist, author, lecturer and performer with more than 20 years’ experience in the media and education. He says that the novel was written after he completed a six-month novel writing course with Curtis Brown Creative.

As a writer he has authored several travel guidebooks, and was at Telegraph Media Group for five years, working mainly on news and travel.

Ben has also released two albums as a singer-songwriter, and you can read more about him at his website,

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