‘I opened this book with high expectations. They have been admirably fulfilled.  Here we have a stand alone thriller about two lonely people who pursue a relationship of monthly weekends together in remote spots.  Suddenly one of these two fails to get to the rendezvous-vous and the other realises how very limited her knowledge of her  companion is . . . Gradually the reader pieces together some of the facts as an atmosphere of rising tension envelops everything. The intelligent way Jay, Lisa and others plan their actions is enjoyable and the suspense of the tale is palpable.’


I’m a guest on The First Two Pages

Art Taylor is an award-winning short story writer, whose work I much admire. He has a blog called The First Two Pages for which he invites writers to discuss the choices that they made in writing the first two pages of a story or novel. And today that writer is me and I am honoured to be asked. If you would like to know the thinking behind the first two pages of ‘Some Other Dracula’ (recently published in the CWA anthology Music of the Night) and to read a taster, go to

Art also has a story, ‘Love Me or Leave Me: A Fugue in G Minor,’ in the anthology and it is an absolute cracker.

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