Thirteen phone calls, thirteen people, one morning, infinite fates.
When Pippa comes across a young man standing on the edge of a deserted bridge, little does she know that her next phone call will be part of a chain of events that will reverberate through the lives of thirteen people she will never meet.
Travelling through the lives of a range of fascinating characters, including a chef, a refugee and a young woman dealing with an abusive father; thrilling novella, The Call, explores how modern life's most ubiquitous object, the phone, can be a bringer of joy, stasis or bitter disappointment.
RETURN OF THE MORRIGAN
It’s the hottest summer on record in the run-down village of Burdon, and someone’s coming. Roaring into town one night on a powerful motorbike, the beautiful and mysterious Mary, soon proves she is not what she seems. For young Niall Costello, Mary becomes an obsession, and within days, her influence has spread across the village. As ancient myth collides with their lives, Niall and his family must defeat their inner demons if they are to defeat the very real one that has decided to pursue them.
THE SOUL ROOM
It’s been the worst year of Maddie’s life, but the offer of a gardening job in Italy gives her the opportunity to start afresh and takes her back to the Amerena Vineyard, scene of a childhood mystery. The heat and beauty of an Italian Summer and romance with the Amarena’s son, Sergio, gives her a new lease of life; but it is destined to come to an unexpected end when Maddie’s brother, Dan, goes missing.
Back by the stormy beaches of Brighton, Maddie finds she has brought more back from Italy than she bargained for, as sleep now brings her to a mysterious ocean-bound room, home to something wonderful and unexpected. The discovery of her dead mother’s diary uncovers a terrible family secret and Maddie must now play a dangerous game if she is to find her brother and protect the life of her unborn child.
Haute Vienne, France, 1944, and the retreating Nazis leave a trail of horror and destruction in their wake. When Michelle’s estranged Great Aunt leaves her a cottage in a quiet French village 75 years later, she finds her own experience of loss and heartache reflected in the tragic history of Argemourt.
Young Parisian student, Paul, is living in a city still reeling after a series of terrorist attacks. The aftermath is inescapable, breeding suspicion and anger, even in his own family. Increasingly, Paul finds himself retreating into the past, but discovers it is a place of horror, as well as escape.
When, through twists of fate, the two of them meet in the village of Argemourt; the ghosts of past and present are awakened. Can Michelle and Paul find a way to help the dead rest; and themselves live and love; in a world that never seems to learn the lessons of history?