Sunday, 9 August 2015
Artist Jess Cooper's life has, suddenly, been beset by a series of rapid and tragic events that have shaken her to the core.
As a result she leaves for Northumberland in an attempt to recuperate and reassess her life.
She glances through the window of a local estate agent and espies a home called "Sea Music" that overlooks the North Sea, standing majestically on a high cliff.
The name enchants her and she is, apparently inexplicably, drawn toward the house.
When she arrives at the house to view it, there is something that is worrying away at her mind. She feels a certain deja vu, but how can this be? And what is it?
That evening she is visited by an apparition, the face of a woman. A woman she knows is called Lydia.
But who is Lydia? And what connection could she have with Jess?
Jess has always known that, besides her parents, she has no living relatives. But what if this was never the truth? What has been withheld from her, and why?
Shocked to the depth of her very being, Jess learns that Lydia is no phantom of her imagination. Lydia was a living, breathing person who had been her aunt, until she died in a mysterious fall at her home, Sea Music.
She also learns that Lydia had given birth to a baby boy, who had been abducted several years before her death. And that he abductor of the child had ever been apprehended or brought to justice.
Puzzled by why her parents had kept the story of existence of Lydia, her abducted infant and of her untimely death, Jess sets out to discover the truth about what had occurred.
This is a compelling book that rips appart years of lies and secrets that some thought were gone forever. But surely people should know that the truth will always surface?
It is published by Matador at £8.99 and is available via the That's Books and Entertainment bookshop, which can be found on the righthand side of this website.