Visions is a psychological thriller set in rural England. The year is 1985. It’s been 12 years since Eleanor escaped London, discarding the fragments of her tragic past to discover a new life. She is hiding in a remote country village, a place where she truly believes she is safe.
Her neighbour, James Barton-Wells is desperate to save his historic country house from ruin but this has attracted the attention of a wealthy property developer from London whose seemingly altruistic offer to ‘bankroll the restoration’ masks a sinister game plan. Suspicious of his motives, Eleanor consults her friend, Charles Bailey. But Charlie has his own story, fearful that Perry Hampton is the man who undoubtedly destroyed his own life.
The characters are drawn together in a battle to save Westbourne House, oblivious to the menace that surrounds them. Threats, stalking and deception lie at the root of the Hamptons evil. Yet it is not until Eleanor comes face to face with them, she recognises a deadly enemy from the past.
Can Eleanor unravel the clues that conceal an evil crime committed in the 70s? This book will draw you into a world of suspense with shocking psychological twists you will never see coming…
It had been 12 years since a young, frightened and pregnant Eleanor had fled London to escape the men who had murdered the man she loved. She vowed to “create a society where everyone will be able to live in safety”, and thought she had found just the place to raise her son until several deadly men “stepped out of one horrific chapter in her life only to jump into another without warning”. They were determined to ruin the lives of the people she loved and who helped her when she needed them most. How can she repay their kindness when her knowledge of a deadly conspiracy in the 70s could put everyone in danger?
The second book in the Same Face Different Place series is as suspenseful as the first. Ms. Christmas effectively creates cunning and sinister antagonists that give the reader a high level of intense foreboding. In contrast, her protagonists become stronger as they find kindness in others while their world is crumbling around them giving the reader hope that goodness will persevere. The uncertainty of what will happen next to Eleanor and her son, keeps the reader glued to the story hoping that Eleanor will get her day of reckoning. A wonderful series that I cannot wait to continue.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Helen J. Christmas lives on the south coast with her husband. With a love of writing since childhood, she started her decade-spanning thriller series ‘Same Face Different Place’ in 2011 and published her debut novel, ‘Beginnings’ in 2012. Visions was the second book of the series and published in 2013; a suspense novel which explores British culture and social history in the 80s as well as the most evil traits people are capable of. The 16th Century cottage in which Helen lives with her husband (restored in 1991) provided endless inspiration for Visions, along with some very special places in Sussex that she loves. Writing is something she fits around her family and social life. Helen is a self-employed web designer and works from home with her husband, Peter. They enjoy the company of a faithful border collie and a beautiful white cat, though Helen confesses to having dreamed up many of her storylines, whilst walking Barney around the nearby beach and park.
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