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The Killing of Mummy’s Boy
Any normal person would have moved. Not me. When the man sitting opposite on the train casually dropped into conversation he had slit someone’s throat, I was gripped. In the sixty minutes that followed, I was sickened, shocked but never bored by what he told me. He asked me to spend the evening with him. In real life, I declined but hiding between the pages of my novel, The Killing of Mummy’s Boy I can give anything a try.
‘I slit someone’s throat,’ the man told the woman on the 4.20 from Waterloo to Portsmouth.’
When a woman meets a stranger on a train, she discovers they have one thing in common: murder.
Ben has slit a man’s throat and Sandra’s son, Carl is on a Witness Protection Programme after his evidence convicts local thug, Lee Elliott of murder. Fearing reprisals from the family, Sandra flees London for the Isle of Wight.
On the train, she reports her lost Oyster card, giving out her details over the phone. Ben overhears. Now, the murderer knows where she lives. Returning home to find an Oyster card on the mat, she assumes he has been there ahead of her.
It is the first in a series of unnerving events. Suspecting him of stalking her, she alerts the police. As no crime has been committed, they can’t help.
When her son leaves the safety of the Witness Protection Programme and moves back to London with his pregnant girlfriend, Sandra turns to drink. And to Ben.
Repelled by his past but excited by his body, she is in his thrall.
When Carl, girlfriend in tow, runs back to Mummy following a threatening message from Lee Elliott’s brother, Gaz, secrets and lies are unleashed and all hell breaks loose…
‘Terrifying’ Trish Jackson, author
‘Not for the faint-hearted’ Lee Cradock
‘Taut, tantalising plot. Brilliant’ Paul Burke, author