(published May 2019)
A gritty drama set in the 1980's coal mining North of England.
This is no ordinary boy-meets-girl 'Romeo and Juliet'
Brought together by their passion for rock music, kindred teen-spirits Ged and Julie bridge their social divide, fall in love and marry. So far, so good...
However, a traumatic pregnancy and birth of their twin boys twists Julie into a downhill spiral of depression. As tragedy, grief and domestic abuse are added to the mix, Ged and his “Lady Juliet” are pushed into a dark world of secrets and lies.
Secrets and lies from the family.
Secrets and lies from their friends.
Secrets and lies from each other.
But when a serious accident threatens to blow their secret world wide open, family life teeters precariously on the edge of self-destruction.
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AND HERE'S A LITTLE TASTER FROM DARK DREAMS...
(expected release: spring 2020)
‘Are you my mummy?’
‘Oh. But you’re so nice. Will you be my mummy?’
‘No. I can’t be.’
‘Because you’re dead…’
Rose’s eyes rolled behind her closed eyelids, her REM continuing to disturb her mind. Images, dark, light, floating, coming close, moving away, a disjointed mouth speaking to her, and she speaking back.
‘How old are you?’ she asked the floating mind-image.
‘Not very old. I can’t walk or talk yet.’
‘But you’re talking to me now…’
‘I know. But that’s because I’m inside your head. I can do whatever
I want when I’m inside your head.’
Extract from Dark Dreams
- Copyright: Ann Thorsson (August 2019)