My novel, The Art of Letting Go, is a story about art, secrets and madness, written for people who like character-centred plots, based around the extraordinary events that invade ordinary lives.I am represented by David Haviland at the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency.
"The sea was the colour of madness on the day I first met Ben. Not Slate or Ash, Gunmetal or Battleship – just grey."
To the inhabitants of Brackton, retired physicist Rosemary Blunt is a model of respectability. But Rosemary has a secret. Lying in a nearby hospital is a comatose man she has good reason for hating, and now she has to decide whether he lives or dies.
Into the midst of Rosemary’s dilemma comes bohemian artist, Ben. His abstract pictures and fixation with painting God disturb Rosemary, and yet she finds herself unable to keep away. As summer passes and an unlikely friendship develops, it becomes clear that Rosemary is not the only one with something to hide. Nor is she the only one battling the ghosts of the past.
Rosemary and Ben must decide whether to trust each other, choosing between the madness of admitting the truth and the insanity of maintaining their lies. With their lives unravelling around them, can they help each other to confront the past, or are there some secrets too terrible to be told?