Haunted by Maria Savva

HauntedHaunted by Maria Savva

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Haunted is the tragic tale of Nigel Price, a man whose child-born anger issues developed as he matured and bubbled over in a terrible accident and left him haunted by his actions for the next twenty years.

Nigel had a strict upbringing from parents who didn’t want to have a spoilt child, but instead left him feeling unloved and jealous of his friends and the material objects their parents generously gave. It lead to bouts of lashing out angrily and a false bravado which as a teenager he fuelled with drink.

As an adult Nigel was an IT specialist but still he felt the need to prove himself to his parents and those around, he was brash and loud and drove his car too fast, showing emotional needs of power seeking.

All this came to a head on the night of August 19th 1991. Nigel was driving home late, taking a road to avoid heavy traffic, he was speeding, when forced to stop abruptly by a woman driver at traffic lights.

Emily Baxter’s life ended that night in a terrible set of events, and Nigel’s life as he knew it ended too. Fear and guilt took over as the days, weeks, months and years went by with no-one solving the case of Emily Baxter. One man knew the truth and it plagued his life.

Nigel withdrew from his wife, his family, his friends and his IT job and kept to himself until Kelly entered his life. That’s when things took a spookier turn.

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Good Deeds Challenge Year 2 Week 47

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I am into my second year.

New Good DeedsThis week I’ve been doing the following;

March 8th –  A Very good friend’s birthday today, sent best wishes and will catch up in the week. Sent off my review of Breath Of The Titans. Good deeds received, I won a £10 Amazon gift voucher from a draw for book tour bloggers from Brook Cottage Books – Yay, guess what I’m off to buy!

March 9th – My morning volunteering at the local school, went for a lovely lunchtime walk and picked up litter. I’m reading The Last Dragon Slayer by Martyn Stanley

March 10th – On my walk today I picked up a lottery scratch card which was dropped on the floor, was just about to throw it away when my inner voice told me to check it first and yes, it was a winning ticket! I shall be a couple of pounds better off now. Ate my lunch in the park and picked up more litter on the way home.

March 11th – Helped a lady who was in a wheelchair with some of her shopping today, and picked up litter. I’m reading Last Child by Terry Tyler.

March 12th – It’s Comic Relief Day tomorrow, so while I was in town today I bought a mad looking pen with money going towards the charity. Red Nose Day and Sport Relief together spend the money raised to tackle the root causes of poverty and social injustice in the UK and across the world. Picked up litter on my route to and from town. I’m reading Haunted by Maria Savva.

March 13th – Today I read Back Behind Enemy Lines by Chris Bridge a really good WW2 drama set in two parts, one in Normandy 1944 and the second in England 2006. Went for a quick walk, picked up litter.

March 14th – Visited my Mum with her Mother’s Day Gift and helped her out with several computer issues. Today I’m reading Crashing Into Love by Melissa Foster