When student Nick Blaketon manoeuvres into Alice Linwood’s dry academic life he’s aiming to get into her bed. Readily agreeing to help find the water shrine to a forgotten Celtic fertility goddess, he makes light of Alice’s worry that people close to her die. But as her desire for him rises, he becomes less certain. Sleeping dreams seep into waking nightmares. Warnings screamed from a balcony, shapes in a steamy mirror…. Alice? Himself? A figure he terms The Other? Did the shrine return to nature, or was it obliterated by fire, quenched in blood?
As time extends and reality splits, Nick knows he and Alice are out of their depth. But who will believe him? Not Alice, running from her past, and from Nick. He can’t let her face the danger alone, but is she right? Has she marked Nick to be The Sacrifice?
How many believers does it need to keep an ancient religion alive?
Just one. You, throwing coins into a wishing well.
TORC OF MOONLIGHT : SPECIAL EDITION (113,000 words) is the first in a trilogy of thrillers set in English university cities pressing the North York Moors against the sea. Bonus material includes research articles, author interview, and the opening of Book 2 THE BULL AT THE GATE set in York.
“…in starkly elegant prose, builds a powerful novel of possession and psychological breakdown in ‘Torc of Moonlight’. She writes the male point of view very well indeed…” ~5 stars, Customer Review
“…This book kept me interested right up to the end trying to figure out what was going to happen…” ~4 stars, Customer Review