"Even when I die, I will come back to haunt you." It's time for Jes to bury Marie's ghosts forever.
This story follows Marie from her unremembered infancy and into a world of confusion, deceit and abuse. Her will to survive manifests quite bizarre tactics. She deviates off course into a childhood of insanity, paranoia, glue-sniffing, under-age sex, self harming and messages from David Bowie ringing through her head. It's a well worked out strategy and her only way to cope.
Reaching adulthood, she escapes the tormentors and the life that she's been dealt, only to realise it has made her who she is. To escape completely she has to finally face facts, and remember the facts, for her day in court (if that day ever comes.)
This story does not mention the events that a court will want to hear. So those of you that don't like to read about the ins and outs of abuse can relax a little and enjoy the workings of a child's mind. Those of you that do enjoy the ins and outs should seek help.
This book was originally 'Northampton, Lime and Time Alone'.