Publisher: Legend Press
WINNER OF THE 2014 LUKE BITMEAD BURSARY
'A highly accomplished debut... Beautifully written with an outstanding ensemble cast.' -- Linda Green
'...a gripping psychological thriller but also a bruising examination of the limits of friendship and of the dangers of the seductive narcissist.' --Stephen May
'Suspense-laden and sensual, the tendrils of Tara Guha's prose grip tight and pull you under... A beguiling debut.' -- Benjamin Myers
For the third time this week he is watching her scream.
Watching, not listening.
Rebecca Laurence is centre stage and shining in her role as Ophelia. She pivots, rotating like a ballerina impaled in a musical box, red hair cascading down her back.
Amidst the thundering applause, one man is watching. Rebecca meets the charismatic Seth Gardner, and as attraction grows between them, he invites her to join his Friday Folly, a group of artistic friends. But as Rebecca is drawn into the web of tangled relationships all is not as it appears. The scene is set for the night that will rip the group apart.
Consumed by loss and surrounded by secrets, Rebecca must escape the grip of the Folly to have any chance of saving herself. Meanwhile, one man continues to watch.