I spent yesterday making some final tweaks and today Fraudulent is available to buy. I wrote this story at the start of the year, it flowed quite easily and I wrote it in about eight weeks. I found myself in a very morbid place and the summer sun seemed a long way off and this novel is the result of a lot of soul searching. Before this I never would have thought that I’d write something in this period, but I wanted to deal with the themes of duty and responsibility and I think the setting was ideal. I’m very proud of it and it’s one of my favourite things I’ve written. It can be purchased from Amazon here and here’s the blurb:
It’s the late 19th Century. William Traven is returning home to England after four years of travelling. Along the way he feels as though he’s lost himself, so he comes home hoping to recapture his lost spirit. However, he’s worried that a sense of belonging will still elude him and if he can’t find it at home he fears that he’ll lose all hope. There’s also Eleanor, the girl who promised to wait for him while he went away. He feels an obligation to marry her but he doesn’t know whether he can carry out his duty if he doesn’t truly love her, or whether he can be the man his parents expect. He’s torn between honour, duty and love, and death hangs like a shadow over him as he struggles to find a place in the world.
– Man of Yesterday