A Place in Time
Shortlisted for the Australian 2007 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards C. A. Hocking's debut novel, A PLACE IN TIME, explores the theme of what good people are driven to do in order to survive when pushed beyond human endurance. Dan Campbell is a troubled man who sinks into depression as each birthday approaches. Thirty years earlier, on his 11th birthday, he'd witnessed his father's murder and saved his mother from a deranged stranger, but something is wrong with the memory of that terrible day. Something he can't quite see. Something just out of focus. When his annual depression threatens his family's wellbeing, he takes his mother back to his childhood home to confront his memories and find closure. Going back is never easy, but what Dan discovers there will turn his world upside down, for no-one and nothing is as he remembered and as the present meets the past, his very existence is threatened.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ElizaJane - LibraryThing
Written by an Australian writer, this little crime novel surprised me to be much more than I had expected. A 40-year-old man suffers depression every year on his birthday since he witnessed his father ... Read full review