Girl meets boy. They fall in love. Sounds simple? It isn’t.
When Freya falls for the manipulative Kane, her life changes beyond her wildest imagination. When the luxurious life she craves gradually becomes intolerable she realises escape is out of reach. Her life has changed and so has she.
She knows that when she least expects it, he will return and make good his promise to exact revenge and ensure she pays the price he fell he is owed.
Can Freya ever be free?
Whoever knew love could be so dangerous.
Following Freya from her carefree twenties up to the present day, Over My Shoulder is an intricate tale of blinkered love and obsession.
Before I begin to tell you what happened and how I find myself in this situation, I’d like to warn you that most of it isn’t pleasant, but all of it is true. By the end, you will probably think I am one of the most stupid people you have ever read about, or irritated that someone of moderate intelligence could allow it to happen. Perhaps you will pity me or hope for a happy ending to this tale, catching a glimpse of light at the end of what will be a very dark tunnel.
I’ve had plenty of time, trapped inside this room, to think things through and evaluate my predicament. After dissecting the past I see things much more clearly. Part of me never wanted to share such private memories and to admit the truth is somewhat humiliating. Mine is not the most uplifting of stories yet keeping it to myself would be wasteful. Maybe I can exorcise a ghost and perhaps save just one of you from making the same mistake. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemies, apart from one, so listen carefully and pay attention while I take you through a series of events. I somehow missed all the flashing signs and barely hidden clues – or was it that I just closed my eyes and ignored them because I was a foolish woman who fell in love with the wrong man? I’ll let you decide.
Patricia Dixon was born in Manchester where she still lives with her husband. They have two grown up children and one grandson, plus the company of a lazy bulldog.
Ignoring her high school reports and possibly sound advice from teachers, Patricia shunned the world of academia and instead, stubbornly pursued a career in fashion. Once the sparkle of London life wore off she returned north and embarked on a new adventure, that of motherhood.
Now, almost thirty years later she has acquiesced to the wise words of her elders and turned her hand to writing. Patricia has written five novels set in the Loire and then, in complete contrast, a much darker story of psychological suspense.
She is currently writing her next book, a murderous tale set in the sixties and if she’s not at her desk Patricia loves to read historical fiction or attempts recipes that look great on television but not necessarily her plate. And when the penny jar is full she cashes in her coins and heads to France, the lure of red wine and escapism equalled only by the pursuance of her dream job, writing for a living.