Today marks the release of “Girl Forgotten,” my third historical fiction title available on Amazon.
It’s been an interesting writing journey in the last year with many stops and starts and highs and lows, but as a writer, I never like to leave important projects unfinished so even though I emerge with a bit less hair and additional back pain, it’s totally been worth the effort.
Girl Forgotten – is a mystery thriller written in a dual narrative viewpoint which spans over two separate eras. It focuses on the life of a five year old orphaned girl named Pixie who was removed from her home and placed in an orphanage following a grave accident.
Independently-minded Annie, a private art tutor in her late twenties, decides to un-earth archived information from staff at the orphanage in order to piece together what happened to her twin sister a quarter of a century ago. Strangely, Annie’s parents refused to speak about Pixie once she had been sent away, but a few years after her father’s death, Annie attempts to extract the truth from her bed-ridden and mentally unstable mother with whom she possesses a volatile and estranged relationship. But things are not as they seem when she probes more deeply into her sister’s circumstances, and old and tragic buried secrets begin to surface.
The second viewpoint is given by a fourteen year old girl named Leah Cunningham. Leah works as an assistant at the orphanage during the time Pixie was admitted. Having just suffered the death of her own mother and subsequent abandonment by her father, it is through her voice and diary entries that we get to view how she bonded and helped the young orphan through her tragic ordeal.
Ultimately, Annie and Leah’s voices will lead the reader to a heart-breaking conclusion and a harrowing, unexpected twist.
Girl Forgotten is currently available on Amazon KINDLE as an e-book download currently priced at £3.32 / $4.50