Who gets to say what’s normal?
After witnessing a fatal car accident, a homeless man wanders the streets of Brighton trying to ignore the new, incessant voice inside his head. But he can’t forget the crash, can’t get the face of the woman cradling her dying husband out of his mind. She stared into his eyes, his soul. He has to find her.
Is Dan ill or has he really been possessed by the spirit of Natalie’s dead husband, Joe? If he hasn’t, why does she let him into her home so easily? Does she have secrets of her own?
About the Author
This is Nigel’s second novel. He lives in Brighton with his partner, their two children and their greying, ginger dog, Luka. Previously, he co-founded digital marketing agency, Qube Media and was a writer and editor for Channel 4 television.
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This is the first book I have read written by Nigel. This is a book that covers many curent topics, this especially mental health. I have worked within mental health teams for many, many years and really commend authors who write about the topic good or bad. The main thing is people are talking about the subject.
Nigel picks you up an drops you immediately into a harrowing scene where a fatal car accident has occured. Natalie’s husband, Joe has been hit and is lying dying in her arms whilst many of the general public just look on and people do not want to interfere. Dan a homeless man has witnessed the whole incident, but somehow Joe’s spirit ends up being held within Dan’s body. Dan is then determined to seek out Natalie to enable her to speak with Joe, it is almost he feels it is his duty to seek her out.
You witness two parties coming to terms with grief and how people deal with this very differently.
At times, I did get confused as who was talking as there was a three way conversation, so you really have to concentrate to wrap your head around and being able to follow the conversation.
This book was thought-provoking and covers numerous issues that most shy away from. It was a story that will stay with you and a good book if your in a book club.
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