Contrition coverMy horror novel, Contrition, was released on 3 September 2018 in Australia/UK and New Zealand. The North American release is scheduled for November 2018.

In her late teens, Meredith Berg-Olsen had all the makings of a runway model. Now in her late forties, after everything she had been through – including horrors that John could only guess at – she looked bloodless instead of pale, skeletal instead of slender, more dead than alive…

John Penrose has two secrets. One is the flatmate he keeps hidden from the world: his high-school sweetheart, Meredith. His other secret is the reason he feels compelled to look after her.

Contrition is a horror story with noir undertones and an atmosphere of mounting dread.

[Cover design by Bram Stoker Award-winning illustrator Greg Chapman.]



Anne (Facebook): Hi Deborah I just finished reading ” Contrition” & I loved it😁
So many twists, turns, & shocks! I love the characters, you have a talent bringing your characters to life, making them believable. Another thrilling tale from a master of horror writing 👏👏

Anne Mccluskey 5/5 stars (Goodreads): “Contrition” is another gem from Deborah Sheldon. The storyline is brilliant & intriguing as the characters are built up. There are plenty of twists & shocks, that kept me enthralled to the end. Once again, Deborah has written a story unlike any other – this one is another wonderful feast of horror from her pen. As always, this story makes me want to read more of Deborah Sheldon’s work.