Published: 28/05/2017
ISBN: 9780993509117
Format: Paperback



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Dear Beneficiary
by Janet Kelly

Cynthia is a sixty-year-old widow who believes she is modern and broad minded, and therefore equipped to deal with the modern world.

Despite leading a sheltered and somewhat corporate life with her husband for nearly forty years, the feisty character is happy to take on many things – including the sexual demands of a 38-year-old Nigerian lover, the vagaries of the internet and all it has to offer, including organised crime and injustice.

Against a backdrop of bridge club membership, golf and sitting as a local magistrate, her life unfolds thanks to a series of decisions – ones she makes in the absence of guidance from her late husband, family or friends.

What starts off as a vague interest in email and the web escalates into a series of problems. When she receives a “Dear Beneficiary” email offering her millions of dollars, she believes her former lover wants her to go to Lagos to share his good fortune and reunite their passion.

Painfully naïve of the issues of deception surrounding today’s technology, she is duped into travelling to Nigeria where she meets with a string of events – ending with her being captured by “419-ers” who hold her - and a particularly common woman (Tracey) she meets on the plane - to ransom...

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