The first published book, The Girl with Two Names, was intended to fit with several genres rather than a single one. It would have been easier and perhaps wiser to write a single genre book, but no, I never seem to be able to do things the easy way. To my mind it is a noir thriller, heavier on psychology than on suspense, but I trust it does have some of the later.
I would make one comment about the genre label Goodreads has included it under. Speaking as the author, I am quite amazed to see this book listed on that site under the category of abuse, as if it is a sociological work. This is no postmodern treatise. Abuse is a part of the story: abuse within the institution of marriage and from the point of view of an employee working under an oppressive soul sucking contract. But I don't regard abuse as the genre the book falls under. Anyway, my rant is over and I'm feeling better now.
I wrote it as a psychological thriller. The main protagonist is suffering psychosis and tends to be self-centred and that condition doesn't help her. Here the aphorism holds true, 'be careful of what you wish for' (thank you, author Carole P. Roman).
See what you think. I have rewritten the book. Yes, it was published a little too early. I have learned since those early days that you never, never publish a book too early – oh hell, have I ever learned. Well, I won't make that mistake again. It is now approximating what I consider is a cracking good yarn. I hope you enjoy the read.
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