Monday, 1 October 2012
Through dead eyes
I realised that I haven't put the cover up for my upcoming title - Though Dead Eyes - out next March and published by Bloomsbury. Nice cover, I think.
A boy called Alex accompanies his father on a trip to Amsterdam. His father is a writer and is working on a TV documentary. Whilst he works, Alex is left in the care of Angelien, the beautiful daughter of his father's editor (and ex-girlfriend) Saskia. Alex's parents have divorced and his father is starting a new relationship with Saskia.
Alex is troubled. He is not coping well with the divorce and is in Amsterdam having got himself into trouble involving a girl at school. But his life is only going to get more confusing as he falls for the older Angelien and comes under the influence of another girl - this one long dead.
Through Dead Eyes is the first of my chillers for Bloomsbury to have a contemporary setting, although the world of 17th Century Amsterdam is constantly flooding in. The novel was originally called The Mask and so it will come as no surprise if I tell you that it is a mask that provides the window to this sinister and haunting past world.
I will talk more about it nearer its publication date.