When I Close My Eyes by Jemma Wayne / #Extract #BlogTour @legend_times_ @writejemmawayne

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For so many years it haunted. And in the end, all it took was a decision. One decision.

When an old friend reappears in her life, Hollywood screenwriter Lilith is forced to confront childhood demons that threaten to destroy the world she has created to keep herself – and others – safe.

Can she trust anyone?

Can she even trust herself?

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Extract

Prologue

And she is gone.
Into the waves, maybe.
Into the darkness, of course.
Into the recesses of the mind.
Yet. No sirens are blazing. No voices are being raised by willing volunteers, arms linked and flashlights waving, scouring ditches and alleys. And beaches. No friends, stricken-faced,
clutching photographs to plaster onto lamp posts. No handing over of footage from security cameras that might have seen. No media analysis of glimpses and possibilities, or of loved ones left behind. No examination of conversations. No combing of notepads or receipts or scraps that might hint at
something. Something. Anything.
Only. The sound of icy water lapping and crashing, pulling at the sand. Sent, as always, from the sky, from the wind, from the gods. Forced across the fortress depths. See the sea, they say. See the sea. But the sea sees nothing. It tells nothing. A dark, cold-hearted mass, spitting shadows onto the shore. Moving but silent – asleep. Oh yes, sparkling blue in the sunshine, pretending. Pretending pleasure, openness,
freedom. But revealing nothing, really. Swallowing light beneath its surface. Hiding its demonic duplicity. Hiding her.
Because. She is gone.
As she was always going to be.

Thank you

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About the author

Jemma’s journalism has appeared in The Spectator, National Geographic, The Huffington Post, The
Evening Standard, The Independent on Sunday, Red Magazine ,The Jewish Chronicle and The Jewish
News, among others. Previously, Jemma has been longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and
shortlisted for both The Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize and the Waverton Good Read Award. Jemma now lives in North London with her family.

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Author Links

Twitter: @writejemmawayne

http://www.jemmawayne.com/

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Book Link

Amazon UK:https://www.amazon.co.uk/When-I-Close-My-Eyes-ebook/dp/B09HGPLS44/

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