Sunday, 22 November 2015
It is a gripping read as it takes the reader through a journey of blame, retribution, revenge, love and hatred.
Lucien was many different things to many different people.
To some he was a difficult young man.
To others he was a victim. To others he was merely disaffected.
But Ruth, his stepmother, knew the real Lucien. And she despised what he truly was.
She decided to confront him at his caravan.
His death when the caravan burst into flames was witnessed by Ruth.
She remained silent about what she witnessed, perhaps scared that she might be blamed for the tragedy.
Ruth decides to holiday by herself on the island of Malta.
But is she truly alone? Or is Lucien with her? A ghostly, ghastly presence, haunting her, being a rather more destructive ghost than most?
After his death it seems that Lucien presents a larger version of himself than he ever did in his life.
But there are forces at work that are pulling Ruth's life apart. What exactly is Lucien's birth mother, Morgana up to? And where does Paul, Ruth's husband and Morgana's ex, fit in with all this?
What of the two children that she has with Paul?
And what of the ghosts from Ruth's own past?
Could she, would she be alright?
This is a very compelling book and a real bargain at £8.99 from Matador.
It will make a good stocking filler and is available via the Thats Books and Entertainment bookshop, which is to the right of this review.