Aleph Jones is trying to escape the memories of a dreadful mistake that keeps haunting him, only to end up in a house that is haunted by its own past. He is drawn into the lives of Cressida, Alice and Guinevere and nothing seems to be what it looks like. Not just the house seems to be lost in the 21st century. Who is crying at night? And why on earth is the fridge standing in the middle of the room?
Over a century ago, unexplainable things happened in this part of the town that was then an area of squalor and exploitation. Tom and Miranda, the main characters of the past setting, are experiencing a challenging learning curve during which their entire world is turned upside down.
And then there is young Alice who seems to have found a mysterious passage.
The author drags her readers on a relentless journey from one century to the other, creating a quirky familiarity with some highly exceptional characters. Whilst personally, I still wouldn’t want to spend time with Aleph, on the other hand Miranda and Tom, at the end of the book, feel like friends you’re sorry to let go.
‘Shadows of the Lost Child’ was published with Rosegate Publications in September 2014
It is available on Amazon, as a Kindle edition and now also as a paperback version.