A Book Review from the Frontline- Fighting for a Future

What If I Go? New Adult Thriller Novel Review
Below is the most authentic kind of review- the type every writer values. It is an honest reflection of the book, for which I’m most grateful. Despite surviving child sexual abuse, Erin bravely raises awareness with boldness. I am grateful to her. The blog can be seen here-
‘I have read about half your book but am afraid I can go no further as it is too triggering for me. Here is my review which I am sure relates to the overall book.
What if I Go? is a well-crafted book written by Polly White which follows the journey of Grace Negrescu from Romania to the UK. She finds herself caught up in an abusive situation way beyond her control. The scenes describing the abuse are raw and evocative painting the underworld in its’ true light.
Grace meets a worker at the Centre called Joe who gives her faith back by helping her find her way through justice. Faith becomes a pivotal part of Grace’s life.
As Polly, herself says this is a cautionary tale for older teens, parents, anyone who’s questioned how innocent students from good families are so easily sucked into the sleazy underworld.
I highly recommend this gripping book. It is a true page-turner.
Thanks for sending the book to me. It was an honour to read it and I’m sorry I couldn’t finish it. Maybe I will one day but that time is not right of me now.’
By Erin Fado @youwillbearwitness

Student Novel Splash Out

Please spoil a new adult with the gift of a novel download. The ‘What If I Go?’ novel will equip students to steer away from danger and avoid pitfalls around abuse.


Free gifts are always appreciated by students who are busy planning for the new term.

Go here to buy them a copy and spread the word about gang crime.


Let’s keep our students safe. Together we can raise awareness of exploitative behaviour.

Happy holidays!

Easter- More than eating chocolate

I am really looking forward to eating chocolate after Lent, don’t get me wrong!

However, my sacrifice was nothing. I’m celebrating passion week with a free giveaway of my thriller giving the heads up to students about staying safe from gangs.

Please, join in the fun. Someone has to win. Like this post or follow me on Twitter  @pollyjwhite4.

Enjoy the countdown to a long weekend.

Novel Freebie

Do you want to win a signed copy of my book?

An empowering Easter treat is going to be won. For a free copy of the  -What If I Go? paperback. Just RT and follow me to have a chance of receiving a copy. An ideal . Good luck!

Go here:https://twitter.com/pollyjwhite4 to join in the fun. Please Like to spread the word.

Happy Easter for the winner. Watch this space for news.what-if-i-go-001-1

A New Adult Book Review

Another Amazon review of ‘What If I Go?’ is in. Phew!

Five stars worthy of six

The worthy of Six stars part was humbling…

Polly White has created a masterpiece capturing the loss of innocence in a violent world of gangs, drugs and the degradation that encompasses the protagonist’s life as she arrives in the UK from Romania. Wanting a better life, love and education Grace mistakes gifts and attention for love and is lured into the seedy world of drugs and sexual exploitation, used and abused, basically trapped. Grace carries a diary that is her ‘friend’ and allay that saves the day. I have given What If I Go five stars as Polly White has tackled a sensitive & emotive subject that hooks the reader from the outset and is a page turner that takes one through the trials and tribulations of Grace’s life. A good read and highly recommended.

Am happy:)

Thrilling Author Hour Contents

No worries!

You can still read all about it here:


We talked a bit more about plotting and planning. Then we discussed resolutions and POV in more detail. Go here for more empowering books, especially for students.


Thriller Readers

Come along to meet up at my Mystery Thriller slot.


See here for loads of good novelpower ideas https://mysterythrillerweek.com/the-thriller-book-cellar/

Have a great weekend.

Reviewers R Reading!

This is where my What If I Go? reviews are heading, soon…


I am so excited. Thanks to all those busy reading. Those who bought the paperback as it’s more their thing, I am most grateful for your comittment to the task.



Author Hour

Next week, I’m taking part in the Mystery Thriller Week Author Hour

Tuesday 10-11 USA (3-4 UK)


Ask away about holding my protagonist’s hand and the importance of a character profile.

What do readers like to find out about the protagonist straight away?

Any early tips can be requested here.

You tell me. Thanks!

Invitation to a Mystery Thriller Week