Month: May 2016

Baby X – first chapter

I'm getting very excited about the imminent publication of my first novel, Baby X. In the interest of getting you excited too, here's the first chapter.   Chapter one Alex, Now, Sussex It’s midmorning when we turn off the motorway, taking the road which leads to the sea. Still raining: January rain, shot through with sleet. It’s been raining all night, raining since yesterday evening. Raining since – Enough of that. I don’t have the time to think about what I’ve done. I keep glancing in the rear view mirror, checking to see who might to be tailing us. I have to stay one step ahead. I don’t think we’re being followed. Not yet, anyway. The road leads up into the rain-drenched grey-green sweep of the South Downs. As we reach the top, I turn the wipers up to full. Below us the slate-coloured sea is only distinguishable from the grey…