Abandoned - Could You Survive?

The new novel by Jeanette McCarthy - an exciting thriller which examines the themes of survival and coming to terms with post traumatic stress.

Leicester, United Kingdom, June 17, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Highland inspiration for local writer.

Leicester author publishes novel inspired by holidays spent in the Scottish Highlands.

Jeanette, originally from Renfrewshire, but who now lives in Newbold Verdon, Leicestershire, visits the highlands two or three times a year. It was during these holidays that she conceived and wrote much of the novel, drawing on the wild landscape of the mountains and islands, and especially the vagaries of the weather, when creating the story.

“The weather in the highlands is completely unique”, she says. “You never know what you’re going to get, and that was a big factor in how the story evolved.”

The novel weaves together the struggle for survival of a woman abandoned on a remote west coast island, with the police investigation and pursuit of her abductor, before he strikes again. The novel introduces Leicester detective Cal Fisher, and much of the action takes place in the city itself. Jeanette has had helpful advice from the local constabulary, to help get her facts straight.

As well as being a fast-paced thriller and an exciting read, Jeanette hopes it will give readers pause for thought as well.

“One of the themes of the book is that we are all capable of far more than we think we are,” Jeanette says.

Jeanette is already at work on her next novel, which she started during her last holiday in Scotland. "The Highlands are strange," she says. "The landscape seems to sink its teeth into you, pulling you back again and again."

‘Abandoned’ is available in local bookshops, as well as online at Amazon, W H Smith, Tesco, etc, or from Jeanette’s website at www.jeanettemccarthy.co.uk


About the author

Jeanette McCarthy is 47 years old and works for a solicitor in Ashby de la Zouch. A Leicester resident for the last nineteen years, she lives in the village of Newbold Verdon with her husband and three border collies.
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