A blog by Nikki Dudley about the gaps in everyday life...



My debut novel, Ellipsis, was published in hardback by Sparkling Books on 26th April 2010. The paperback edition was released on 27th September 2010. It is also available in electronic formats.Semblance, the sequel to Ellipsis, was published in 2012. More information can be found HERE.

video of me reading chapter one at Bookstock on July 31st 2010



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Buy Ellipsis for the Kindle. In the UK at amazon.co.uk or in the US at amazon.com 

Also available in other electronic formats from all good retailers!

Can be ordered at all good book shops!


"Right on time," Daniel Mansen mouths to Alice as she pushes him to his death. Haunted by these words, Alice becomes obsessed with discovering how a man she didn't know could predict her actions. On the day of the funeral, Daniel's cousin, Thom, finds a piece of paper in Daniel's room detailing the exact time and place of his death.

As Thom and Alice both search for answers, they become knotted together in a story of obsession, hidden truths and the gaps in everyday life that can destroy or save a person.

Ellipsis is a disturbing thriller stemming from what is left unsaid, what bounces around in the mind and evaporates when trying to remember. Can there be a conclusion when no-one seems to know the truth?


'Electric, visual and at times arresting.'
- Judy Darley, Essential Writers website

'It’s a tale that will keep them wondering, gasping, thinking, smiling, grimacing, rereading. What more can a reader ask for?
-Mike Lipkin of Noir Journal

*Read the full review on the Spinetingler Mag website

'This novel completely lived up to my initial favorable impression. The shocking and intriguing first chapter set up certain expectations that the author effortlessly carried right through to the end.'
- Cas Peace, author of 'King's Envoy'

'The cover of Ellipsis reflects perfectly what's in the tin. An original and disturbing psychological thriller that never lets up.' 
- Sally Spedding, crime author.  

'The pacing is excellent, the characters fragile, flawed and consumed with grief and guilt. I could not recommend this book enough.'
-Tim, Goodreads

'Lyrical prose intertwines with an elegiac and introspective narrative.'
- The Truth About Books website

*Read the full review on The Truth About Books website

'Nikki Dudley has a burgeoning literary career that should go on from strength to strength following the publication of the magnificent Ellipsis.'

*Read the full review on the Authortrek website

'Ellipsis is an interesting debut from Nikki Dudley that (happily) never quite settles into the shape you might expect.'
- David Hebblethwaite, Follow the Thread

*Read the full review at Follow the Thread blog

'The fun that can be had picking apart and reconstructing the narrative of two unreliable narrators, in a book filled with secrets, lies and hidden motivations, makes for a thrilling read.'
- Booktrust website, 'Books we like' section

*Read the full review at the Booktrust website

'Ellipsis is rewarding, psychologically complex, and disconcerting; Dudley has an often startling eye for description, and her portrayal of everyday disconnect will delight readers looking for something slightly different in the mystery-thriller genre.'
- Sam Ruddock, Writers' Centre Norwich

* Read the full review at Books, Time and Silence blog or Vulpes Libris

'It gave me the chills...I could picture everything as it happened.'
- Sheneise Stone, author of ‘Eden Falls’

'This is the type of story that keeps a reader up half the night.'

- Maureen Vincent-Northam, author of 'The Writer's ABC Checklist'

'Tight, evocative gut-punches tempered by the desperate details of everyday life.'

- Shawn Kupfer, author of 'White Male, 34'

Featured in the Ham&High arts section, etcetera on 27th May 2010

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