Are people who they seem?

The Night Before

by Wendy Walker

The Night before is a curious novel. It isn’t really awhodunnit in the accepted sense, although having said that there is an element of a crime or crimes having been committed with only a vague idea of who committed them. It is really an almost forensic study of the relationships between two sisters which takes the reader into dark and disturbing places as they uncover long-buried secrets when an internet date begins to look suspicious.

The story really revolves around Laura Lochner who has had an unfortunate love life. She has never met quite the right man. Devastated by the end of her last relationship, she flees her Wall Street job and New York City apartment for her sister’s home in the Connecticut suburb where she and her sister Rosie both grew up.

Though still haunted by the tragedy that’s defined her entire life, Laura is determined to take one more chance on love with a man she’s met on an Internet dating site.

Her sister Rosie Ferro has spent her life worrying about her unfortunate sister and because of this she has always walked an emotional tightrope. Laura’s return, under mysterious circumstances, has cast a shadow over Rosie’s peaceful life with her husband and young son – a shadow that grows darker as Laura leaves the house for her blind date

When Laura does not return home the following morning, Rosie fears the worst. She’s not responding to calls or texts, and she’s left no information about the man she planned to meet. As Rosie begins a desperate search to find her sister, she is not just worried about what this man might have done to Laura. She’s worried about what Laura may have done to him.

Available in hardback, paperback and Amazon KIndle.

In just over a week’s time The Poseidon Files will be published on Amazon’s Kindle. If anyone would like an ARC (advance reader copy) to write a review please email me letting me know what format you would like it in – PDF, MOBI or EPUB and will glady email it off.

Details of the story can be found elsewhere on this blog. If you have any questions, again please email me.

Published by pod1942

I am a cereer journalist having worked for the London Dail Mail, Reuters and latterly the Liverpool Daily Post on Merseyside as well as the journalists’ leader in the region. I have experience as a crime reporter, feature writer, business editor and latterly, a senior sub-editor. My qualifications include a BA (Hons) English, from the University of Liverpool; a BA (Hons) Fine Art and an MA in Creative Practice both from Liverpool Hope University. I now divide my time between art and writing. I will shortly be publishing my first full-length novel, The Poseidon Files and as a taster I have written a short story which features the same central female character in which she talks about her world and her life. It is, however, essentially a ghost story.

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