Haunted by her past and challenged by events around her, Rachel finds that her home is not the sanctuary she envisaged—and neither is her marriage. Adam’s temper rages when he discovers he is infertile. She seeks solace in the arms of her gardener and falls pregnant.
Dreams become reality—and a garden grows, but as every gardener knows, even the most beautiful plants can be poisonous. Can Rachel find the happiness she craves, or will the toxic past take root and lead her down a dark path?
If she could speak to them, she would say they have exploded her heart, released firecrackers through her senses. She wishes she could call the police, the ambulance, the fire brigade, to arrest and anaesthetise and waterboard the bastards.
So what happens when your husband runs off with your best friend? When you discover the dead body of an old man halfway through your delivery round? When your house is burgled and you get beaten up? Doris, Andy and Colleen are about to find out. They’re also about to discover that you can find friendship and support in the oddest of places…
Heart-rending, humorous and above all authentic, Distorted Days is an exquisitely written account of the ways in which life can knock you off our feet – and how you can pick yourself up again.
Losing her husband suddenly was difficult enough for Sally, but now her eighteen-year-old daughter has sought out her birth father, Ricky. Sally hasn’t seen Ricky since she was a teenager herself, and her memories from back then are having an unsettling effect on her sleep.
As her world begins to crumble around her, Sally decides to face her anxieties by consulting a hypnotherapist. But when more terrifying secrets rise to the surface, will Sally be able to confront the past and save her future? And will her memories set her free or be her undoing?