Self-publish and be damned … or be careful what you wish for!
It starts with a chance encounter with a woman at a railway station. Does disillusioned journalist Mike Stanhope know her from his past? She’s disappeared before he can ask, but the memory lingers. He always yearned to write a book, and this incident provides the germ of a plot.
But that’s when the trouble starts.
The book is now out there, and Mike needs a new distraction. Embarking on a search for a girl he knew long ago - someone whose memory he drew on for the book - Mike finds himself facing increasingly menacing attempts by someone to prise information from him that he doesn’t think he has. Could the onslaught have been sparked by an article he once wrote, or by his efforts to track down the girl? Or is his story closer to the truth than he imagined?
As the pace gathers and the mystery deepens, the prospect of a new relationship hovers in front of Mike, enticing yet tantalisingly out of reach. But he's distracted by his search for the girl from his past - and also by a tempting offer that threatens to undermine his integrity.
Soon Mike is juggling his precarious hold on his career with his efforts to get his life back on track. He has to reconcile present with past and fact with fiction as his internal and external worlds collide.