Nikki Gemmell: How writing hauled me through the grief and into the light.

I write to understand, to detail with forensic honesty; whether that be a column, an article, fiction or a non-fiction. And that’s how I came to write my new book, After. It begins with the body of a beautiful woman, way past her prime, found slumped in her armchair in front of the telly. A crime scene has been declared; her death is unexplained. But this is not a thriller or a murder mystery, this is a memoir - and the woman is my mother. READ MORE