Dark Deadly Devotion: Our Beautiful Child
|Full Moon over the Atlantic|
I was taking a walk on the beach tonight checking out the full moon when a storm came in behind me, sending flashes of lightning that lit up the sky. All the sudden the silvery beauty of a serene beach took on an ominous feel.
It reminded me there is danger in the perfection.
That reminded me of a story I just finished.
A story with words spun so masterfully, you can't help but pause and enjoy the beauty. But in the midst of this beauty is the goose bump raising revelation that all is not well in these lovely tales. There is darkness, death, and devotion...and you won't know when to expect it.
I finished this story on Friday the thirteenth...the night the moon was full over the Atlantic and lightning flashed in the west...coincidence? Or not?
"The Boathouse collects misfits. Strange solitary creatures that yearn for contact with the outside world, but not too much. They sit, glass in hand, either staring at the table in front of them, or at some distant point on the horizon.”
… so says the narrator of Our Beautiful Child. And he’s been around long enough to know.
People end up in this town almost by accident. Ella is running away from her nightmares, Sally is running away from the memories of previous boyfriends and Rona is running away from university. Each of them seek sanctuary in the 18th century pub, The Boathouse; but in fact, that’s where their troubles begin.
Ella finds love, a moment too late; Rona discovers a beautiful ability which needs refining before she gets hurt; and Sally meets the captivating Murray, who threatens to ruin everything.
Three women. Three stories. One pub.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I live in Cornwall UK, with a good supply of beaches and moorland right on my doorstep to keep me inspired. I live with my husband, two sons, a dog and a cat.
Despite my location, I neither surf nor sail, and have never had any inclination to try. I much prefer walking along a deserted beach and listening to the waves crashing over rocks. For this reason, I really love the beach in the winter!