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BOOKSHELF, DEVON LIFE
TIME TO SHINE:
Torbay writer Mel Menzies has already had a Sunday Times Bestseller. In her new book she takes apart a marriage brick by brick. This psychological mystery explores hypocrisy, forgiveness and fulfilment and it's a fascinating glimpse into the process of psychotherapy.
An uplifting and heartwarming read, Time to Shine takes its title in part from the beautiful acceptance speech made by Nelson Mandela, "We're all meant to shine . . ."
Published by Malcolm Down Publishing
eBOOK VERSION OF TIME TO SHINE WENT TO
NO 1 BESTSELLER
IN TOP 100 SUSPENSE CATEGORY!
COMING JUNE 2016
Chosen? the second book in the Evie Adams series
Set in Exeter, Dartmouth
As a counsellor, based in Exeter's Cathedral Green, Evie Adams ponders the extraordinary circumstances surrounding her latest clients, and the way they've impacted upon her own life. On the one hand is Phoebe, terrified that a distant relation is going to contest her deceased mother's will. On the other is Matt, seeking, with Evie's help, the mystery surrounding his biological parentage - all of which raises the question again and again as to whether adoption equates to being chosen or cheated. Waiting for the higher ferry to take her across the River Dart from Dartmouth to Kingswear, Evie can't help equating it to some people's real life experiences. Back and forth they ply, driven by an outside force; tethered to a lifestyle that inhibits freedom. Is Matt's cousin one of them, she wonders? Will she ever be unleashed?