I write about characters whose lives are turned upside down when their day-to-day existence converges with other dimensions and even time itself.
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PEOPLE DON'T VANISH WITHOUT A REASON...
What happens when a married man with a teenage daughter learns he has another child, travels to find him and they both vanish without a trace?
And what if, twenty years on, the daughter receives a cryptic clue to her father’s whereabouts?
‘Losing Time’ begins the story of Helen, a young divorced woman trying to find the father who never returned home. Her search is baffling, unsettling and shrouded in mystery. It takes her on a journey beyond the boundaries of normal life, but don’t expect this story to turn into a run-of-the-mill science-fiction fantasy because it’s anything but. Woven into the intriguing plot are characters both delightful and abhorrent; moments of love and loss, loyalty and betrayal; and the ongoing question: who is chasing whom?
Available as an eBook from Amazon.co.uk: LOSING TIME eBook
and also from Ebay in an independently published paperback version: LOSING TIME paperback
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- the enthralling sequel to LOSING TIME
‘She drew in a sharp breath as a terrifying image of Lily crossed her mind. The distraction lost her the hold on time, which immediately restarted.’
Lily died… didn’t she? So why is Helen still haunted by her? And what is the obsidian cube, a mysterious artefact sent to her by Tobias?
In this gripping second novel in the ‘Losing Time’ series, Helen finds herself and others being drawn into the nightmarish world of the obsidian cube. Still shattered by her enforced separation from Garamond, she almost loses hope – until the discovery that her abducted brother Leo is alive.
Expect the usual surprises and thought-provoking revelations, as Helen and her father join forces with Tobias to save Leo and end the time-tilting chase… forever.
Available as an eBook from Amazon.co.uk: STOPPING TIME eBook
Amazon.com link: STOPPING TIME eBook - US
and also from Amazon in Paperback: STOPPING TIME Paperback
My blog is a place where I post articles and photos. Each post contains at least one photo of something which has inspired me to write about it, a reminiscence or a current happening, and a (sometimes spurious) link to my current novel. I am fascinated by the human mind and I care deeply about depression and its effects, so I will often incorporate an opinion or an experience into my articles. I am also someone who refuses to take life too seriously, and I always try to add a little humour or an anecdote which might bring cheer into my readers' lives.
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TWO FIVE-STAR REVIEWS OF 'STOPPING TIME'
''The sequel to Losing Time was everything I expected and more. You could read it as a stand-alone but why would you? I'm a firm believer in having your cake and eating it too. In Stopping Time P.R Ford has spun another gripping tale I found hard to put down.
Containing all my favourite characters from Losing Time and some interesting new ones, there are unexpected twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages. When I closed the back cover with a satisfied sigh all that was left was the hope there will be a third book in the not too distant future.'
''I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Having read 'Losing Time' I couldn't wait to find out what happened next and I was not disappointed. There are many twists and turns and such interesting characters. I loved the idea of time stopping and starting and the complex effects this has. Highly recommended.'
LINDA HURLEY'S REVIEW OF 'LOSING TIME' - SEPTEMBER, 2017
It's fantasy, but not as you know it - and you'll love it.
You'll find this book in the fantasy section of the book store but there are no swords or sorcery, no hackneyed warriors or magicians. It's fantasy in a truly original form where music and colour have power and time-travelling aliens are destroying the fabric of the universe.
Set in the beautiful countryside of England and Ireland, you will immediately care about Helen who despite losing her father at a young age and her husband to a younger woman has the resilience and determination to persevere and unravel the mysteries unfolding around her. The book has a great plot that keeps you turning the pages but it is the cast of characters that draw you in, grab hold and won't let go.
If you, like me, had almost given up reading fantasy because of the now tired stories of the hero traipsing across an invented world to meet/do battle with elves, goblins, gnomes etc and finally defeat the all powerful evil, then you have to buy this book. It's fantasy but not as you know it and you'll love it. - Well I did.
linda hurley is the author of ‘awakening’ and several other novels. FIND HER ON GOODREADS.
AUTHOR ADELE ARCHER'S REVIEW OF 'LOSING TIME'
'REALLY LIKED IT'
'I thoroughly enjoyed this book - it wasn't what I expected at all. There was time travel, aliens, even the hint of a love story running throughout. The characters were nicely rounded and likeable (apart from those you weren't supposed to like). The novel ended in such a way as to make it clear that there will be at least one sequel. Which I'm pleased about. Very well written and innovative. Well done, P.R. Ford! I look forward to the next instalment.'
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This extraordinary image which was sent to me recently by a reader, is a take on 'Kintell' Church which is a very important location in 'Losing Time'. The actual church where the photo was taken is located in County Wexford, Ireland where it stands in beautiful surroundings; certainly worth a visit if ever you think you have discovered it!
DARTMOOR - one of my favourite places and somewhere which features in 'Losing Time', but not perhaps in a conventional way. This photo, taken in March, shows ponies grazing in the far west of this wonderful National Park.
“You may say ‘Universe’. I say ‘Existence’” he replied with infinite patience.”― P R Ford, 'Losing Time'
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5* RATING from author Linda Hurley... i't was amazing