Published: 28/02/2018
ISBN: 9781788039635
eISBN: 9781788030908
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Maggie Allder was born in 1951 in rural Cambridgeshire, the second of four daughters, to parents who might have been considered mildly rebellious for their time. Her mother came from a middle class f... read more

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A Vision Softly Creeping
by Maggie Allder

“I was one of the good guys, or so they believed,” writes Karl, having just successfully brought through security a document which would be considered subversive and incriminating, if it had been found. He had believed himself to be one of the good guys for years, for decades even; his life had been dedicated to the service of his country.

Now, as he approached retirement, he found himself keeping secrets from his second in command, deliberately working against the local Police Commissioner and using his hard-earned skills to evade the very authorities who had paid his wages for all his working life.

How had things come to this? His love for Alice had started it – Alice, with her concern for the underprivileged and her uncomplicated desire to help others. Somehow Karl’s eyes had been opened to a different side of the society in which he lived so comfortably. And so a journey had started which lead him to a remote Cambridgeshire village, to a desperate drive across the country during one of the worst winter storms to hit England and Wales since those countries had left the European Union, and to a tragedy that Karl did not see coming.

This book is exciting and gripping. It is unashamedly political, looking just a few years ahead from our present constitutional turmoil, to a time when England and Wales are driven into the arms of an America which is moving ever to the right. Yet it is a thoroughly human story, with characters one can relate to, characters who change and develop as the story unfolds.

The novel is both a thriller and a romance, but it also has a spiritual element that enriches the story and adds a depth and a realism to the struggles of the main characters.

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Review On Amazon UK: "Once I had started the book and really got through the first few chapters I was, in the overused phrase, “unable to put it down”. Setting the book just slightly in the future was a good idea as the scene was similar enough to today’s world but with the future setting to be relevant and believable if not frightening. I suppose that is the abiding thought of the book that we are about to enter a rather frightening time in this country and perhaps not just in the UK. I have just read on the Internet that one of the States of the USA is researching using a new gas a Nitrogen based gas (new in as much they have never used it in this context before) for their executions.

I thought that the Epilogue was quite inspired as it reflects what happened to the main protagonist and showed that what happened in the past will continue…..

This book deserves a mass audience."

2nd Amazon Review: "This is an interesting book set in a dystopian near-future. It is frighteningly easy to see how our society could develop in such a way. The characters are well drawn. They handle the dilemmas caused by their convictions and beliefs within the constraints of the new society in believable and convincing ways.
The style of writing and excellent editing makes the book very easy to read. The story is utterly believable and the book is hard to put down as the main protagonist slips ever further into the complications and difficulties thrown in her way as she follows her beliefs into untenable places.
An excellent read."

3rd Amazon Review: "I found this a highly original book because of its underlying but never cloying spirituality, but it is also full of profound human insight and is absolutely gripping. Once started I could not put it down. Early on, the author skilfully conveys a sense of something sinister that lies behind the apparent ordinariness, and as the plot unfolds we are held absolutely in suspense. I thoroughly recommend it as not to be missed."

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