One of our wonderful Friday Fictioneer supporters has read my book; thank you.
I am delighted Laurie Bell read my novel Missing and wrote a concise and honest review.
Read her thoughts on her site. Rambles, writing and amusing musings
My inspiration for the novel came after meeting relatives at recent funerals. We knew of each other but have never kept in touch, in one case I made the presumption that two people were my cousins. We had started school together and played games on their farm. We were the same age, and I assumed at the time they were my cousins. I called their father, uncle. It was only recently that I learned they were my father’s cousins.
With family secrets and misinformation, I developed the novel. It is a collection of snippets of real events each balanced on the premise of something missing. On the surface, the main character Laura is missing her mother, but underneath every other person in the book is missing an important aspect of their lives.
I believe the revelation in the novel asks the questions;
Who suppresses the family secrets in your lives?
Would you want to know?