Four full-length psychological thrillers: The Shuttered Room, Falling Awake, Nora and a Hard Lesson lay bare sexual chemistry with taboo themes including Stockholm Syndrome, voyeurism, gambling addiction, emotional blackmail and paranoia, providing a very different type of read.
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(Note: 3 of these novels are also available within an earlier anthology: Gone Too Far: 3 Psychological Thrillers about Taboo)
THE SHUTTERED ROOM
Little do they know their captive has a little secret.
Jessica Fraser would appear to have everything: money, a devoted husband, a lively son and a fulfilling career. But her life takes a nasty turn when she is taken hostage and incarcerated in an upstairs room by three thugs demanding a huge ransom from her rich father. In a bid to escape, she cuts a hole in the bedroom floor with a cutlery knife. From there, Jess observes the three of them going about their everyday business. That’s when she starts playing games with them. That’s when her spying pulls her into a treacherous psychological game with her abductors.
If only they knew what their hostage was up to. What would they do to her?
Insomnia can have the most sinister causes.
Gemma’s husband vanishes under mysterious circumstances leaving only a black contorted doodle and mysterious debts. But saving her home proves the least of her worries after Gemma earns urgent cash by performing routines for a mysterious chronic insomniac.
Voyeurism never hurt anybody.
The cause of his insomnia is another matter.
As the horrifying truth about her husband unfurls, Gemma’s paranoia about her voyeur takes its grip.
Her harsh brand of rehab hides a bitter secret.
Nancy is hurled into the world of celebrity when she finds herself performing a shoot for handsome but odious millionaire, Vince, as they walk from one of his nightclubs. But the seduction of this other world sours after Nancy learns the truth behind her fifteen minutes of fame.
That’s when Nancy is propelled into a nightmare where her alter ego is born.
Vince’s playboy lifestyle is about to be turned upside down. Hers will never be the same.
A HARD LESSON
Sarah thought she was teaching a schoolchild a little English.
How wrong she was.
Not only is her subject a full-grown thug, he is dyslexic, and part of a gang headed by a psychopath. And this psychopath doesn’t like people interfering with his business.
Soon, she will learn the meaning of treachery.
Novels also available singly and on audio.