Blurb – Bedlam (crime/horror)
Joe loves Kit. Everyone thinks she’s dead. Joe knows she’s not.
If you lost the love of your life, how far would you go to get them back?
Detective Joe McNeil would do absolutely anything.
When Joe breathes life into a crime scene victim, he discovers what anything really means.
Nell will use whatever is necessary to ensure she survives, including Joe. Is she really a victim or merely the weapon being wielded by a much more cunning foe?
Against the background of a multiple murder investigation, Joe struggles between his love for missing Kit and his growing obsession with the enigmatic Nell. Plunged headlong into a spiraling nightmare of kidnap, murder and betrayal, his relentless search for the truth jeopardizes his career, his sanity and his life.
But for Nell, the risk is even greater..
A haunting tale of obsessive love, ultimate sacrifice and deadly consequences.
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Bedlam is the story of DS Joe McNeil, who is a police officer in the town of Bedlam. For the past year he is the only one to believe his love, Kit is just missing and not dead. He is constantly haunted by her ghost and his past.
"... Look around you, life goes on, bad things happen, and it's our job to try and put them right..."
Lately Joe has been pushing the limits and most people in his life, who had been looking out for him, long since turned their backs but his friend DI Dennis Todd still remains.
" ... What did I do?... I'll tell you what I did,... I didn't give up..."
At a crime scene at the beginning of the book we are introduced to Nell. Nell is believed to be dead but Joe breaths life back into her. Is Nell a victim or a murder? Once in the hospital she will not talk to anyone about what has happened to her or what she has witnessed. When she finally speaks she says two words..."Joe McNeil"
"Don't you understand? There's no need to go looking for him. He will find you..."
With the help of Nell, all his ghosts, clues he uncovers, and a lot of twists and turns, Joe must go back to the beginning to find the answers he is looking for. To answer his questions over his obsession with Nell and to uncover what really happened to his love Kit.
"...you are responsible for all of this. To understand you must go back to the beginning..."
B A Morton is a very talented British author of horror and mystery books with a touch of love and obsession. This book kept me wondering what the answers were going to be. Horror/mystery is not a genre I usually read but I did enjoy this book until the end and I give this book a Nerd Alert B++.
Author bio – B A Morton 2013
Born in the North East of England, B.A.Morton writes across a number of genres including crime, romance, horror and historical fiction. After a twenty year civil service career, she and her family escaped the rat race and relocated to the remote beauty of the Northumberland National Park. She now works part time in the village GP surgery and lives in a cottage built on the remains of a medieval crypt. Her debut novel “Mrs Jones” a fast paced, romantic, crime thriller set in New York, was runner up in the Yeovil Literary Prize 2011, published by Taylor Street Publishing and closely followed by the sequel “Molly Brown”, and the first in a medieval trilogy “Wildewood Revenge”. Her latest book “Bedlam” is a psychological/horror/thriller.