Gerard's wish is to break out of paranoia, discover daughter Rosie's love.
Is music tutor Ruth's foul-smelling well a place wishes happen?
Psychological suspense thriller
Ashamed he cannot relate to his daughter, Rosie, Gerard stays with her for violin lessons at the home of tutor, Ruth Stein.
Ruth, fascinating him for her musical sensitivity, becomes a confidante. The paranoid, Gerard, clings to believing the tutor can bring him closer to Rosie. Soon, he must wrestle with his suspicions again, for Ruth mothers Rosie, almost smothers...
Reaching out to a broken doll, propped in the darkness at the bottom of Ruth's garden well, Gerard wants to believe that what he touches and smells is just the decay of old sacks enfolding a doll; the closest to a child which the lonely old spinster could cling. Investigating, Gerard's fears for Rosie’s safety mount.
Rosie draws closer to her father, noticing his concern but, if she is in real danger, can her father save her?
Can Gerard triumph over the emptiness of paranoia; feel, accept, that he and Rosie could share the love of which others speak?
( Set in the Malvern hills & German occupied Prague. First 10,000 of the complete 95,000 words uploaded here.)
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