Friday, 25 August 2017
I Hear You Calling
It tells, in their own voices, the story of a group of people whose lives meet and sometimes clash together in a variety of ways, some expected and some unexpected.
There is Rae, who is an Educational Officer. Her own life has taken a turn that she wasn't expecting. Her husband had turned out to be a control freak and she is trying to come to terms with the loss of her marriage.
There is young Richard Banks who at nine is struggling as he tries to perform a neat balancing act as he attempts to be a crowd pleaser. Well, to be more accurate, his overbearing father and his headmistress.
The situation is made more fraught because Richard is a communications conduit for people who have passed over to the other side. He is a medium.
Rae is sceptical about Richard and his ability, but she has to cope with his father who is a true believer and the headmistress who is anything but and who knows only two ways of doing things. Her way or the wrong way.
To add to the general concerns Rae's ex-husband turns up and things begin to quickly spiral out of control.
At first Rae thought that she was merely trying to saved Richard's place at the school. But a series of dramatic events soon convince her that the battle she is fighting is a completely different one to the one she had presumed. In fact Rae is actually struggling to save Richard's life. And perhaps Richard will return that favour?
This book is a very interesting novel. It's a love story, or love stories, but it is not, actually, a romance.
It's also a very uplifting story which you will want to read several times, at least. And you'll want to share it, too.
It is published by Matador at £7.99 and is obtainable here https://goo.gl/wdCFDG.