“Jess is dead, and it’s my fault.”
Anna Macbeth has spent her whole life trying to escape from her past. She left the rural Yorkshire village where she grew up for life as a family lawyer in London, but what secrets did she take with her?
When a familiar voice telephones her with tragic news, Anna knows that running away is no longer an option, and that she has to return to face her demons.
What led Anna to flee from her home, and what is it that causes her to return?
“Charcoal” unfolds a dramatic sequence of events that demonstrate the consequences of desires.
Praise for Charcoal by J.E. Rowney from Amazon readers:
“This is a tragic story of the rippling damage abuse can cause and the heartbreak of infertility. When the two combine in Charcoal, the reader is compelled to keep reading long past lights out.”
“The author gets your emotions to surface and there is nothing you can do but to continue reading, hoping things will turn out for the best. It ends, not the way you want it to but the way it’s supposed to. Good book, good writer. I’m glad I found it”
About J.E. Rowney
J.E.Rowney spent several years in the cold Yorkshire hills, which brings the flavour of the moorland countryside into her work. She now lives in Dorset, and the sun and sea are slowly creeping in as influences.
She is an award winning poet, and also enjoys writing short stories. “Charcoal”, her first novel was published in 2012 to wide critical acclaim, and was a bestselling novel on Amazon within days of release.
She has since written a bestselling poetry collection, “Desire Lines” and her new poetry book “How the Heart Behaves” will available early 2014.
She spends lots of time writing in coffee shops, and you can currently find her at @APoemADay2014 on Twitter.
Ms. Rowney says: “I always dreamed of being a writer, until I realised that I was. Then I started to write.”
Follow J.E. Rowney on Twitter: @jerowney