A DIDCOT councillor has published her fourth drama, mystery and romance book.

Andrea Warren, a conservative district councillor representing Didcot North East, wrote her latest release, The Lost Soul, during the coronavirus pandemic.

Councillor Warren, who writes under the pen-name AJ Warren, describes a character in the book as having a feeling of “uselessness” which she believes reflected her feelings at the start of the pandemic.

Herald Series: Andrea Warren is a district councillor for DidcotAndrea Warren is a district councillor for Didcot

She said: “It’s a story of someone who has nothing left to live for, who has a past that haunts him and who believes that he is not worthy of a second chance.

“However, there is a fundamental feeling of despair underpinning this, which I think reflects the feeling of uselessness, particularly at the beginning of the global pandemic.

“The restricted freedom. The lack of control. So, the question I ask you is this. Does someone who has committed the ultimate crime of murder, deserve a second chance?”

Herald Series: The book was published at the end of last year.The book was published at the end of last year.

Her other books, which she has published herself, include The Lamp-Post Shakers, released in 2018, The Ghost Chaser, released in 2019, and The Box, released in 2020. They are all a part of her series called The Lighthouse.

Cllr Warren, who lives in Tavy Close, Didcot, said her books are inspired by her previous role as head of a pre-school where she was made aware of the challenges that families face.