Local author Helen Richardson has recently published her first novel.
In describing the inspiration for her work Helen notes “I had a single moment circling in my head: a strange, faint, sense of recognition between a man and a woman. This was the seed that would grow to be Waking, a brief second of déjà vu that felt a bit like attraction, and a bit like memory.”
Oscar Berry read the book for us and this is his review:
The book is about the least known part of the mind – dreams.
It takes you on a journey with someone who can’t trust their head when they’re asleep.
The fear instilled in the characters is transmitted to the reader too. The story moves forward like a psychological thriller, but is mostly about love and relationships. The sense of not knowing who to trust fills the plot and Anna feels she cannot trust herself. A “too good to be true” scenario does not make her happy, she is uneasy that she has missed something bad that will come back to haunt her.
I really enjoyed this addictive read with its dark and disturbing plot and am looking forward to the next book from Helen!