My first book ‘Beginnings’ was an intense thriller, with a romantic twist – of two young people caught up in a sinister conspiracy to end the life of a British MP followed by a deadly game of ‘cat and mouse.’
The story however, was left on a cliff-hanger with many unanswered questions – and with the first sequel ‘Visions’ now very close to release, readers of the first book are perhaps wondering what to expect in the second instalment.
‘Visions’ is a very different book – to begin with, the story moves from the criminal underworld of London into rural England. Instead of gangsters and corrupt police officers, this new story delves into the lives of the wealthy elite and the landed gentry.
Without giving too much away, who remembers the the man Jake saw by the roadside – could he also be the mysterious blonde man who appeared in the press conference scene? The key to everything that happened in Book 1?
This book is more along the lines of a ‘psychological thriller’ in contrast to the nail-biting chases and ever-prevalent threat of violence in the first book. It is however, a very passionate story with a new cast of powerful characters, readers will love as well as hate; and while there are many new characters, there will of course, be a few old faces returning too.
The pace is slower, where the tension builds up gradually – but leading to several terrifying outcomes no-one will expect.
In essence, the characters from ‘Same Face Different Place’ are about to expand their boundaries and enter into a whole new era. Where ‘Beginnings’ may have captured the flamboyant decade of the 1970s, infused with Glam Rock and political turmoil, so ‘Visions’ leaps into the 80s.
- Book 2 explores the changing political face of Britain under Margaret Thatcher’s government, unemployment, riots, anti-nuclear protesters and new age travellers – but also incorporates a growing trend of materialism, leaping property prices and the birth of yuppy culture. This was also an age of rapid advances in technology, microchips and electronic dance music.