Today is publication day and Behind the Veil is live and available!
This has been a long journey three years in the making.
From a random idea inspired by dark gifts and Penny Dreadful – to a book on the shelf.
I couldn’t have done this without the help of so many, most importantly is Sharon from Literary Wanderlust. My wonderful editor has poured over these pages with me to make this story everything I wanted it to be and couldn’t have done it without her.
To Hart, the lady who in her very quiet voice that rings with thunder that this was not a short story. Her gentle encouragement and flat out no nonsense has guided me many a time.
And to my mother, who read aloud to us from infants to teenagers, who’s voice I still hear whenever I read Lord of the Rings, and who never denied us a single book.
Come join us – in an hour I’ll be meeting with Veronica Patton for a talk and a few secrets too!
Can she keep the secrets of her past to rescue a girl tormented by a ghost?
In 1920s Los Angeles, Letitia Hawking reads the veil between life and death. A scrying bowl allows her to experience the final moments of the deceased. She brings closure to grief-stricken war widows and mourning families.
For Letitia, it is a penance. She knows no such peace.
For Alasdair Driscoll, it may be the only way to save his niece, Finola, from her growing night terrors. But when Letitia sees a shadowy figure attached to the household, it rouses old fears of her unspeakable past in England.
When a man comes to her about his missing daughter, the third girl to go missing in as many months, Letitia can’t help him when she can’t see who’s taken them.
As a darkness haunts Letitia’s vision, she may not be given a choice in helping the determined Mr Driscoll, or stop herself falling in love with him. But to do so risks a part of herself she locked away, and to release it may cost Letitia her sanity and her heart.