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.