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Published by lulu.com 18
April 2015. ISBN: 978-1326187088
Rita Martin’s life is as hard as you can imagine it
gets, with three children and a husband whose priorities are more than
questionable. When he phones her on an evening she’s made his favourite meal,
telling her he’s not coming home, that hard life gets desperate. Forced to move
to Scrub End a name as depressing as the place, post doesn’t even get delivered
here it’s so rough.
Louis Perelman is a
boy with everything … except for a real mum and dad. A privileged young man who
befriends Rita’s eldest son Jez. This friendship is as real to Louis as all the
deceptions he concocts to get what he wants.
This is where
things get chilling. The harrowing depths a dark soul will go to. The love
parents have towards their children can lead to polar opposite results. A story
so deep and rich you don’t want to put it down … well maybe to catch your
breath. A dark psychological chiller.
A recommended read.
Nicky Cooper Brown
Speddingwas born by the sea near Porthcawl in Wales and
trained in sculpture in Manchester and at St Martin's, London. My work was
detailed, accurate and in demand, but I began to realise words can deliver so
much more than any narrative sculpture or painting. Sally’s first crime
mystery, Wringland, has a strong
historical thread and is set in the bleak fenland around Sutton Bridge. Cloven also invokes the past while in A Night With No Stars, published in
January 2005, it's a fourteen year old murder which destabilises the present. Prey Silence, set in SW France,
featuring an animal rights activist, was published in July 2006. Come and be Killed, set in the Malvern
Hills, came out in January 2007. Her strong familial connections with the
Pyrenees, Germany and Holland have provided her with themes of loss and
exclusion. The dark side of people, and landscape. The deceptive exterior, the
snake in the grass are all themes which recur in her writing. Sally is married
to the painter, Jeffrey
Nicky Cooper Browncame
late to this game we call writing. Growing up, up North, she was always praised
for her talents with her hands, rather than her mind, she harboured an artistic
flair often drawing and painting into the night. It wasn't until she moved
south to the Beautiful picturesque New Forest that she took pen to paper so to
speak. Now Nicky enjoys writing short stories and articles and has a funny and
light hearted style, but when it comes to her novels she displays a darker side
and a taste for psychological thrillers.