READERS will recognise some local landmarks in the latest book by a former Kidderminster lecturer.

Lynn Forth's third book, The Girl Who Used To Be Me, comes out today and sees heroine Kate venture on a journey of self discovery as she swaps the Clent Hills, the Lickeys and Birmingham city centre for the exotic hotspots of Costa del Sol.

After being a lecturer at Kidderminster College for many years, Lynn landed a contract with Crooked Cat Books and her first book, Live in La La Land, set in Hollywood, was published in 2017.

Her second novel, Love, Lies and Cafe au Lait, was set on the glamorous French Riviera but, for her third book, Lynn begins the novel closer to home.

She hopes that readers of her latest book will recognise the places her main character Kate visits before she is abandoned by her first love Rob and escapes to sunny Marbella.

There she meets the flamboyant Reen, with her colourful clothes and penchant for pink plastic flamingos, and falls for her new friend's son, Troy.

Kate embarks upon a new phase of self-discovery until Rob comes back into her life unexpectedly.

Author Lynn told The Shuttle: "All my books have a strong sense of place and I decided to base my heroine in this latest book in Birmingham so I have loved using many local landmarks such as the Clent Hills and the Lickeys in my story.

"During the next few weeks I have arranged signing and reading events in local libraries and other venues so I hope people will pop in for a chat and to obtain a copy of my book."

The Girl Who Used To Be Me is also available to buy on Amazon, priced at £8.99.