Pooh Bridge: Conscience Stricken
When Richard Blythe's wife, Rachel, dies from cancer after a protracted illness, he is determined to get away from it all amid the wilds of the countryside, leaving his young twins, his job, his friends and all known responsibilities for a few precious weeks of reflection and healing. However, within days, the world has caught up with him, confronting him with a vulnerable girl whom he finds unconscious and who clearly has more of a story to tell than she is divulging. This unfortunate meeting starts a series of events that unsettle Richard's life to the point where he can no longer anticipate what will happen next or gauge who is on what side. Then he meets the seductive Sophie, who appears to like him but she seems to be working to a different agenda, and one that Richard can only guess at. More importantly and because of his own feelings, his conscience suddenly becomes a controlling factor. 'Pooh Bridge' is a mesmerising murder mystery, seeped in grief, which continuously offers the promise of the beguiling snake that is coiling in readiness to bite, but when it does strike it is not in the direction anticipated.