A WRITER launches her first book this Friday, which is set in Burnham.

Mother-of-two Tracey Waples, 54, has written her first novel “I Want Never Gets”, which features several chapters, including the finale, in Burnham.

Mrs Waples has worked as a journalist for most of her lift, writing for newspapers and magazines in Dorset, Bristol, Bath, London and Hertfordshire.

Her novel, which goes on sale on Friday, focuses on Laura and Jack Harrington, an archetypal career couple. Good-looking and hard-working with a great life outside working hours. They live in a trendy flat and look forward to starting a family.

But Laura is still haunted by her ‘dark days’ – memories of being bullied by a girl at school. She is finding it hard to conceive and fears this is the result of the illness that followed her traumatic experience as a teenager.

As Laura fights to deal with her emotions, Jack throws himself into his work, having just landed himself a new job. When his new personal assistant arrives, he is relieved to find HR have found someone just as efficient as his previous one.

He has no idea how much effort she had gone to, to become Jack Harrington’s PA, who she really is and what she has planned.

Mrs Waples lives near Bishops Stortford with her husband and two sons, but the family spend many weekends at their property in Burnham.

She said: “I wanted to tell a story which had a thrilling edge to it, which follows perhaps familiar developments within a thriller but has aspects that are applicable to life today.

“From when the book comes out to my first planning it will have taken about three years to develop completely.

“Much of my time writing it was spent in Burnham, and so it developed into one of the main settings of the story, mainly because I was so familiar with the town.

“I’m very proud of it, and it’s great people can finally read it.”

The book is available on Amazon and Mrs Waples’ website from Friday.

Visit www.traceywaples.com.