Now, those readers who have already downloaded Retribution will know that the protagonist, Alice, a London-based journalist, is back investigating the sudden, unexpected death of her closest childhood friend, Ellie, in an isolated, close-knit community.
And the relentlessly chilling, life-changing consequences for those left behind, especially those searching for the truth behind this apparent suicide and ... subsequent deaths. As she peels back the layers of deception, Alice finds nobody is above suspicion and … Well, you really don’t want me to give away the ending, do you?!
But what I can reveal is the background, and inspiration, to the novel - the New Forest National Park, Hampshire (pictured above), and the main places that Alice visits. Here then are some images (hopefully this should soon be possible on Kindle – hopefully by the time of publication of the next in the series!)
So, follow Alice’s journey – as “seen” through her eyes!
And its many bluebell-covered woods:
The pub, the Fleur de Lys, near Boldre (below, left) - where Tim and Alice meet for a drink in an early chapter:
Via Brockenhurst (right):
To Lyndhurst (below, left) – and its one-way traffic system - in the centre of the Forest:
Other favourite pubs referred to in the novel:
The Queen’s Head, Burley (left, where Alice and Jim meet) near the village centre (right & below):
The Borough Arms, Lymington (right) – favourite watering hole of cops from Lymington Police Station:
Views of Lymington (late summer, left) and autumn (right):
The ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight – a fatal journey ...
Exbury Gardens, belonging to a branch of the Rothschild family, situated in the village of Exbury:
...just to the southeast of Beaulieu (below, left) and Beaulieu river (right):
As you know, all profits from the sale of my novels, The De Clerambault Code, Soul Stealer and Retribution go to the charity Cudeca - see sidebar opposite (www.cudeca.org)).
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