The Butterfly Effect

final butterfly effect flattenedThe Butterfly Effect is my fourth published novel. It was published in e-book format on April 2015, with the paperback version following within a few days.  It is a psychological suspense novel, in which the main character is a victim of stalking.

I started writing The Butterfly Effect when an image of a young woman, trapped in what appeared to be a cheap hotel, popped into my mind. I would not recommend starting a novel with no idea of the ending!

Here is the blurb:

With Christmas only days away, Amy Barker awakes to find herself in a strange room. Inside is everything she needs to survive but one thing is missing: the key to get out.

With no chance of escape, she uses the time to barricade herself in, events of the past two years going round and round in her head. The stalker who seemed to be nothing more than a fan… the friend who helped her so much… could she have done anything to change the outcome?

Amy knows her captor and waits for the inevitable, the day when he will come to claim his prize. However, when he does, nothing is as she expects and her life is in even more danger than she feared.

She has one last desperate plan for survival. But will it be enough?

How far would you go to save your own life?

Here is my favourite review:

This is a very tense psychological thriller. Amy wakes up in a strange locked room after being kidnapped. She recounts what led to her being there from her happy life to being stalked and losing her family and friends.

I read this in just two sittings, I just didn’t want to put it down as I followed Any into her spiral of despair and how she planned to get out of it. The story is told in Amy’s first person, so we are introduced to her past life as she recalls it. To me this made the story very insular and claustrophobic and kept me wanting to know more.

I’d say this is a good read, but it made me feel creeped out. Just what a good psychological thriller should do.

Click here to go to The Butterfly Effect page on Amazon

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