Finishing the Second Book – 22nd July 2012

On Saturday July 21st I completed the first draft of my second novel, ‘Visions’, Book 2 in the series ‘Same Face Different Place’. I was delighted to have reached the end, though at the same time, overwhelmed at the prospect of editing this story, which in its current state is looking to be quite a mammoth saga!

To recap, ‘Beginnings’ was a gripping thriller set in the 1970s in London, in a dark, sinister world of organised crime. It was a book which left a wake of terrible injustice as well as a whole host of unresolved issues – it ended on such a cliff-hanger, readers may be wondering what the second book is about.

‘Visions’ starts 12 years on, in the idyllic village of Aldwyck, Kent,  final location of the last book: remote enough from London to be safe and ending in a scene which included first sightings of an English gentleman named James Barton-Wells. The year is 1986 and things are about to happen.

In a new era of 80s decadence, Britain is changing.

For this reason, the story of ‘Visions’ unravels at a much slower pace than its predecessor. Unlike Book 1 ‘Beginnings’, there are no gripping chase scenes at the start and no-one’s about to get killed. But stick with it – the story which is about to unfold, is more powerful than you imagine. And it’s in the 2nd half of this story where things get really exciting.


About Helen J. Christmas

I am an English author and have written a series of novels, titled 'Same Face Different Place. Beginnings is a gangland thriller set in the criminal underworld of 1970s London. The second Book 'Visions' is a psychological thriller, set in Kent; a mystery that ensnares the owners of an historic, English Country House. Book 3 Pleasures contains suspense, thrills and YA romance, set in a backdrop of organised crime and at the advent of the British rave culture. There are 2 final books in the series, Retribution (Phase One) and Retribution (End Game) where the saga reaches its dramatic conclusion.
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