After and acrimonious divorce Jenny goes to live in the middle of a woods in a woodlanders cottage to escape from people. An ex SAS soldier is camping in the woods and they strike up a friendship that turns to romance.
The covid pandemic prevents the easy movement of people and Jenny begins to feel trapped as the relationship sours and she tries to disentangle herself but he’s controlling and she’s afraid of him. She confides in her friend Kate who helps her to stand her ground.
Marjorie, the woodland ranger’s wife confides in Jenny about her husband’s abusive behaviour. Jenny can see that she too is becoming an abused woman but doesn’t know how to get rid of this man who sees no wrong in the relationship. She wishes he was dead but she’s afraid of him he is after all a trained a killer.
I wrote the book during lock down. I wanted to write a novel and complete it from beginning to end. That is to have it edited professionally and get it published. I have three novels in the pipeline and have never got to that completion stage. I encourage others to achieve their dreams in my…
A Mystery Woman
I suppose that we’re all a bit of a mystery none of us like to expose ourselves entirely and yet one things I have learned over the years is that by divulging a bit of yourself to others they in their turn will reveal something of themselves. This in turn leads to a deeper understanding of each other. In my novel, The Woman in the Woods, Jenny tries to hide from society to heal her wounds but she cant escape entirely and through the woodland rangers wife, Marjorie, she is able to see herself. Her friend Kate proves to be a great support and so it is that we all need our ‘community’ in the end.
Searching for the Truth
My programme on Sidvalleyradio is called Mind Body and Soul and I encourage people to be brave, to step out and show your true colours to be the ‘real me’. This is not always easy when juggling life, supporting a family, friends, holding down a job and trying to be the person we feel the world would like to see. When I was a young woman I often used to say, ‘will the real Wendy please stand up’ I was a young mother, wife and work colleague. But I wondered who I really was. It is possible to be all these things and be true to yourself and I tried to show this in my novel as Jenny was faced with different challenges trying not to compromise herself.
Wendy does a great job of explaining why it’s important to make the most of the life we have.
One of the best books I have read in the last year. The author has done a great job delivering the story in a thrilling and breathtaking way.
This book has finally got me to turn the television off. WOW!
Wendy at her very best.