Author Spotlight; Hayley Mitchell


Hayley released her first book Because I Was Lonely in March 2017. This post aims to showcase her novel and urge a call to action for book reviewers.

If you are reading this and wish to review her book, then Hayley wants to know.

In fact if you know of any book reviewers, then it would be very much appreciated if you could throw them the this link and let them decide if my hard sell can persuade them to step forwards and help the author out. Not that reviews are everything; then again…of course they are!

Here’s my effort to cajole you into thinking this book is well worth a read. Facebook users beware.ย As the saying goes,ย “The grass is always greener on the other side.” Or is it?




The Blurb

Meet Rachel. She is caught in a spiral of endless crying, dirty nappies, and sleepless nights. She fears for her sanity and the safety of her children.

She’s lonely.

Meet Adam. Suffering from the pain and trauma of a terrible accident that he blames himself for, he stays at home, unable to bring himself to leave the house.

He’s lonely.

So when Rachel and Adam rekindle their long lost friendship online, what starts as a little harmless flirtation, soon becomes an unhealthy obsession, and slowly the threads of their lives unravel before them.

Four lonely people . Two unhappy marriages . One dangerous, but inevitable climax.


Former school friends, separated in time and different lives that go wrong, are reunited on social media. A journey taken though loneliness and events that leave them isolated and feeling unloved.ย Depressed minds seeking something that could disrupt the lives of two families. Initially a friendly reunion that soon becomes an obsession… A gripping read using a common social network. Will you ever look at your spouse online in quite the same way again?

The book starts with exploring each of the four main characters, cleverly showing their individual foibles and motivations; presenting us with real reasons why they are susceptible to looking for happiness outside marriage. Whether they do or not begins to unfold in the latter half where they begin to come together. I make no apology for saying this was not really my genre because it isn’t. But as my bookshelf on GoodReads says; this has dropped into my Unexpected Gems folder.

Well worth a read and… must not forget the call to action for reviewers. If you want to do that then drop me a comment and I will link you up with Hayley or use one of the social media tags at the bottom (Twitter or message her Facebook page).




Hayley Mitchell spends most of the time writing books in her head and was finally able to put finger to keyboard and capture some of the words in the form of her debut novel Because I Was Lonely. A Law graduate she has spent most of her life working with people and much of her career as an advice worker for charities. Always fascinated by people and their relationships she began to write fiction. She is very lucky to live in Wiltshire with her husband, whose support has been invaluable and their two children who amuse, inspire and exhaust her everyday. She is now writing her second novel.


Further Information

Follow on Twitter; @HayleyMitchellc

RedDoor Publishing author page

Because I was Lonely; Amazon

GoodReads Reviews







      • Awww I can only imagine. I’m about to launch my book and have designated my mom as my review reader. If they are constructive I want to read them. I can handle constructive criticism but I don’t want to entertain bashing out negativity. Everyone is entitled to their opinion but from product to service reviews, people are generally quick to complain and slow to compliment (unless they’re an affiliate) ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m wishing you many honest reviews that are helpful and constructive. I know it’s hard putting ourselves out in that way. It’s very brave of you. I’m going on a trip in a couple of moths. I’ll get the book to read on my long international flight and review it. If you haven’t seen Brene Brown’s Ted Talk, I recommend it. If you have, it might be a good time to re-watch it. She has two, watch the oldest one first.

        This video is actually perfect for that feeling you have.

        ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– Niki

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  1. Thank you so much Gary for this fantastic post ๐Ÿ™‚ Rubbish blogger that I am I only just found my password so that I could comment !!

    And thank you all for your lovely comments… I am totally pants at social media, it’s way out of my comfort zone so I am so grateful for all the help I have been getting. ๐Ÿ™‚

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