Deceiving Ellie is my second novel. It was written during a three month burst of activity and published on Valentine’s Day 2014. At first glance, it is a psychological thriller, but be prepared for an ending which challenges that assumption.
Deceiving Ellie is available as an e-book and as a paperback.
This is the blurb:
If something seems too good to be true … it probably is.
Ellie is a dreamer and her dreams often find their way into her writing. Inexperienced, and under no illusions about her own attractiveness, she is shocked and delighted when a fellow student, the enigmatic Adam, starts to pay her attention and she agrees to a caravan holiday in a remote part of Shropshire. Although Adam is secretive about his own life, she resolves to record every moment of this exciting time and her journal will prove to be critical when her friends suspect she is in real danger.
What they read seems to confirm all their fears, as the holiday turns out to be very different to Ellie’s dreams and the beautiful setting is in stark contrast to an increasingly disquieting backdrop of strange characters and unexplained events. But then, Ellie is known to fantasise and loves creative writing, so how much of it can we believe?
Here is one of my favourite reviews:
Ellie is a creative writing student who falls for the enigmatic Adam. He sometimes seems cold or distant and occasionally disappears off home and out of touch. To her delight he invites her to stay for a week with him in a caravan in the wilds of Shropshire but things don’t go as she’s imagined them.
This story had me intrigued all the way through. Whenever I felt I was on top of the story it shifted in a subtle way and I was back wondering again. Even in the last few percent I was thrown off-course a couple more times. I really enjoyed this unusual story.
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