First, let me tell you about the book. It’s about deception. It’s about a near future world where augmented reality and virtual reality technologies make deception easy, despite all the laws in place to guard against it. It’s about a woman for whom the lies begin to unravel. As the blurb says:
“Ginny had only dated the enigmatic Cal Coplin a couple of times when the police arrived to question her about him. He’s disappeared – something that should be completely impossible in the late 21st century when everyone is electronically tagged. When Ginny receives a recorded message from Cal, asking her to deliver a small package for him, her decision to help him plunges Ginny into a world of fear, corruption, and massive deception. On the run from the police, a dangerous terrorist organisation, and a shadowy corporation, Ginny struggles to stay alive and free while she tries to understand what is happening and prevent a deadly attack on the government. But in a world dominated by augmented and virtual realities, nothing is as it seems, and the deception runs deeper than anyone could imagine.”
Along the way, it’s about people deceiving themselves and colluding in their self-deceptions.
It’s a thriller too. I took my inspiration for the slowly unfolding revelation style of plot from thriller-writer Robert Goddard, whose skill in that style is second to none. There are great and terrible events going on, but our hero, Ginny, is bumbling about in the dark, barely glimpsing the nature of the forces that confront her.
I had enormous fun writing this novel. I hope you have as much fun reading it.