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Debby Holt

Debby Holt Debby Holt is the author of eight novels. A former teacher, she had many short stories published at home and abroad before becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Bath with her husband.

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Debby’s last novel, The Dangers of Family Secrets, was shortlisted for the RONA Contemporary Novel of 2017 award. Her novels are available on Amazon Kindle.

Latest book: THE SOULMATE

Debby Holt - The Soulmate Widower Henry Drummond is marking time, drifting towards retirement, until he accidentally saves a life.

His daughter Maddie is at a wedding with the love of her life. But he is the groom and she is not the bride.

They both decide they need to change their lives, preferably with a soulmate by their sides. But as Henry's mother tells him, 'Love is a complicated business and it is not for the easily discouraged.' Strange encounters, humiliations and excitements come along and romance keeps eluding them. Soon family crises get in the way. But their quest has taken on a life of its own, with surprising consequences for all concerned.


FRIENDS, LIES AND ALIBIS explores a difficult dilemma. Is it ever right to try to break up a friend’s marriage? Alison and Leah know Merrily’s husband is a cheat and a bully. When they begin a campaign to liberate her, the consequences are explosive.


The Ex-Wife’s Survival Guide, 2006;
Annie May’s Black Book, 2007;
The Trouble with Marriage, 2008;
Love Affairs for Grown-Ups, 2009;
Recipe for Scandal, 2010;
Friends, Lies and Alibis, 2011.
ACCENT PRESS: The Soulmate, 2016; The Dangers of Family Secrets, 2017