A BESTSELLING author will be giving a talk on grief and how to heal, during a visit to Flintshire.

Clare Mackintosh has released a new book, I Promise It Won't Always Hurt Like This, drawing from her own experience of losing her son and father.

The author will be talking with Caroline Johnson from The Mold Bookshop at next month's event in the town, about how writing helped her to cope and heal.

When Clare's baby son died in 2006, a neighbour brought her a bunch of daffodils and promised it wouldn't always hurt as it did then. Clare didn't believe her, but as the years passed, those words began to take root. It didn't get better but it did get easier. Now Clare grows daffodils - a sign of hope after a long winter - as a way of remembering her son.

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Clare tweeted about her experience of discovering that grief no longer controlled her life, making some promises to others who might be going through the early days of their own grief, and had the most incredible response from all over the world.

Yet what you can fit into a tweet is limited and Clare couldn't reply to the thousands of people who reached out to her - and the idea for her new book was born.

Clare is a police officer turned crime writer and the multi-award-winning author of six Sunday Times bestselling novels, including I Let You Go, which was the fastest-selling debut thriller in the year it was released. Translated into 40 languages, her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, have been New York Times and international bestsellers and have spent a combined total of 64 weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller chart. She now writes full-time and lives in Wales with her husband and their three children.

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Caroline said: "I am delighted to welcome Clare back to Mold, her new book is a moving and honest account of coming to terms with grief and offers hope for those struggling with loss.

"This evening is a continuation of our very successful partnership with Aura Libraries and we are looking forward to more events with Aura in the coming months."

• An Evening With Clare Mackintosh will take place at Mold Library on Friday, March 8. Tickets from £5 are available at: ticketsource.co.uk/the-moldbookshop