After being made redundant from a seemingly secure job Jolene Carr takes a two week break in the sun. On the first day she meets Raquel, another hotel guest. Little does she realise how this apparently innocent acquaintance will lead to terrible and lasting consequences. After a frightening incident she hits a conspiracy of silence from the locals and over the rest of the holiday she feels herself slipping into a vortex of fear. Back home, the nightmare continues and she realises that Raquel is stalking her. Her hippie mother and her partner Mark tell her she is imagining it all. All certainties, even about relationships, become fluid and treacherous as her past begins to unravel. If it wasn't for Rob, her ex-lover who Jolene thinks has his own agenda, she would be left to cope on her own.
How much fear and betrayal can one person take?
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My novel would sit comfortably alongside Every Vow You Break by Julie Crouch or Before I go to Sleep by S.J. Watson. It is aimed at the book group market.
It is a psycological thriller filled with menace.
This novel won the IPR Agent's Pick in 2013
... you’ve managed to project Jo as a believable character and that’s a talent in itself...an extraordinarily engrossing novel. Brian Callison, the internationally-acclaimed author of over twenty best-selling novels