"Where do you think they go, the patients who no longer seem to be aware of themselves or their surroundings? I mean, take Simon. One moment he's angry and shouting, the next it's as if he's simply left his body behind and gone somewhere. Some of the patients are like that all the time, never having lucid moments at all, and I've always wondered ... where do they go?" Alex Kelburn, introduced in 'Flight of the Kingfisher' doesn't just believe in life after death, he knows it to be real. A charismatic psychic medium he works hard to bring comfort to the bereaved. When he meets Erin, a dementia care nurse, and sees first-hand the amazing work she and others like her do, he is determined to help. It is while trying to discover how a little girl died, after her remains are found buried in a shallow grave, that he unlocks many answers. Not only does he unravel the truth behind this tragic death, but he also finds answers to Erin's question, 'where do they go?', offering unusual comfort to those watching loved ones slip into the grip of dementia.
Two women. Two villages. Different destinies. Odeta's life has shrunk to a daily round of drudgery, running her father's grocery store in a remote Albanian village. One day a stranger from Tirana walks into the shop and promises her a new career in London. Odeta's life is about to change, but not in the way she expected. Journalist Kate lives on a quiet London street and seems to have a perfect life but she worries about her son Ben, who struggles to make friends. Kate blames the internet and disconnects her family from the online world so they can get to know their neighbours. On a visit to her home village in Wales, Kate is forced to confront a secret from her past. But greater danger lies closer to home. Perhaps Kate's neighbours are not the friendly community they seem.
Dark times are upon us. Neci is back and she is more dangerous than ever. The warriors are forced to pick a side and to stand up for what they believe in. The race is on to find the missing warrior first. It's the only way to prevent a war from happening and to stop Neci from destroying everything. Emily Knight has to get sharper, stronger and faster because Neci has made her a target and someone is going to great lengths to hurt her. Can Emily win the race? Or will Neci take her down once and for all?
How does it feel to be different and misunderstood? And who cares? Emily Knight is young and famous, self-aware and intelligent. But what if the one thing that makes Emily different also makes her a target for evil? Can she defend herself...and everything she loves? A.Bello breaks boundaries with this gritty and gripping fantasy novel.
In the far future, the human race is in jeopardy. The leader of the largest religion in the galaxy, consumed by a lust for power, is engineering a parasite that will mutate and kill billions. Caught up in the attempts to stop him are his closest aide, the heads of the galactic government, an off-world miner and his young daughter, who will all be forced to choose what they hold dear to keep the galaxy safe.
Lost soul and less-than-committed journalist Adam Darnow travels to London to embark on a fledgling career in the capital. Immediately sent back to Scotland with two colleagues and instructions to produce an advertising piece, they end up entangled in the machinations of the ominously ambitious Inverannan Estate owner and possible gangster, Galloglas.
Meanwhile, his oddly behaved colleague, Simon Conner is there for his own reasons and with a whole lot less luck. Leaving Adam and Emma, Simon has dreams of making a fortune, which all depends on the quality of advice from his erstwhile friends in London.
Set out fascinatingly with flashback chapters entwined with the main narrative, The Inverannan Assignment is a stunning, fast moving fusion of dark comedy, crime and mystery, keeping readers guessing to the end.
“An extraordinary piece of fiction”
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A Lion’s Roar: Fear, Courage and Whispers of Change is the true story of a woman who, despite feeling afraid and alone, voluntarily left a life she knew for one of self-discovery in the wilds of Africa. It would be a lion that would change her life forever.
At thirty-seven years old, Sonia Rosenblatt was worn down by city life. Boyfriends and friends had come and gone. Single, lonely, unfulfilled, unemployed and battling frequent bouts of crippling anxiety, she knew she had to make change. This fiercely honest memoir, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the southern African bushveld, recounts Sonia’s experience of self-discovery.
A Lion’s Roar: Fear, Courage and Whispers of Change chronicles Sonia’s experiences volunteering at wildlife reserves in South Africa and Botswana. The grittiness of conservation, and the vast untamed wilderness challenged her strength and resilience at every turn, while the relationships she formed and the wild animals she cared for allowed her to find herself in the most unexpected of places. Finally, an unexpected encounter with a lion changed Sonia’s life forever.
Divided into six captivating chapters, Sonia begins by describing her upbringing in a close-knit Jewish community in Dublin, of moving to a large secondary school at the age of twelve, an environment that would unhinge the steady foundations upon which her life had been built. She describes why years later, she moved to London and then to Toronto where harassment in the workplace plagued her and only exacerbated her debilitating anxiety. Sonia yearned to be unshackled from a life that had completely derailed off the path she had set herself. Through a series of serendipitous events, Sonia touched down in Johannesburg to become a volunteer on wildlife reserves in South Africa and Botswana for twelve weeks.
Sonia shares her battle with anxiety and vulnerability with unflinching intimacy. She discovers that she can handle situations and overcome her fears far better than she could ever have imagined. Sonia takes us through the daily life of a volunteer, sometimes in remote places, showing what it is like to have one’s life stripped back and unadorned – so far removed from the life she knows. Finally, Sonia describes how she went back to her grey life under grey skies and endured harassment in the workplace, debilitating anxiety and more bouts of depression. That was until she was ready to listen to the message that the lion had willed her to hear years earlier. When Sonia finally starts to listen, her life begins to change, a life that would move her towards a greater alignment with who she really is.
This memoir, A Lion’s Roar: Fear, Courage and Whispers of Change is an essential read for anyone who feels stuck in their lives and for those who are afraid to take that first step. This story will inspire readers to find the strength within themselves.
Detective Superintendent Brandt has found the perfect murderer.
And he will use his unparalleled knowledge of how to escape detection to kill; again and again, because the people of Britain need awakening from their slumber of indifference, having been desensitised by the violence that is gripping the country.
Brandt’s going to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end when you hear footsteps behind you. He’s going to make you look twice at that stranger walking towards you.
He’s going to make you afraid for your own safety and those around you.
Or he’s going to kill you.
But DCI Stella Johnson believes she can catch him. There is no such thing as a perfect murderer; everyone makes mistakes. The crime scenes may be lacking evidence, but each one tells its own story.
Aided by her young protege PC McNeil, and with their personal chemistry growing as fast as their working relationship, can she separate the murders’ facts from Brandt’s fiction to uncover the person behind these killings?
One Step Ahead takes the classic cat and mouse tale and flips it on its head. The intrigue behind Brandt’s dramatic descent into criminality, and Johnson’s determination to change the game, has captivated readers with its fascinating characters and compelling plot.
N.B. Formerly published under the title: Gamekeeper Turned Poacher.