In the dusty lights of a deserted theatre a bored young woman makes a desperate decision, and the line between reality and fiction becomes perilously thin.
The stage is set. The performance will be captivating. But there are many more entrances than there are exits.
And what about you?
Are you an audience member?
Or a witness?
“If we shadows have offended, think but this and all be mended, that you have but slumbered here, while these visions did appear …”
Or so says Puck. But what if not everybody was pretending?
Memories of a Lost Thesaurus
“The problem with life is there is just too much of it. You identify one thing and it leads to another. Nothing is simply one thing only…It’s like trying to read through a foreign thesaurus. You look up one word and you find another twenty. If you look up even one of those twenty, you are already forty meanings away from the first one. And there’s a good chance one of those brings you back to the start.”
The lives of Alice, Cath and Patrick are thrown into disarray when their new build apartments are suddenly flooded. Only it’s not quite clear if that’s really where it started. Alice is tormented by a ghost from her past, and Cath by a more substantial one in her present. But whose fault is it? The predator? Or the prey?
And which is which?
Easier, all round, to blame the river.
Nice People Said…
“Have just devoured this in 3 days. Brilliant and very readable, but still manages to be both clever and beautiful…”
“A real page turner…”
“The characters are so human and real and I instantly warmed to them. The story left me thinking about it…”
Works in Progress
Newly drafted and ‘resting’ before edit…
Lost in more ways than one, Clara takes shelter from a storm in a strange village. At first, she is simply relieved to have escaped the weather, but, as she begins to explore, she becomes increasingly unnerved by The Village’s odd, disjointed nature, creepy dead ends and geographical features that don’t quite fit.
Worse, she seems to be unable to leave.
Somehow, she must piece together the mystery of what exactly The Village is – and the devastating identity of its inhabitants.
And once she’s done that, will she still want to leave? And can she?