Trust by Aphra Wilson
Publication date: August 1st 2020
Genres: Crime, Young Adult
Synopsis: Anna spends her life longing to escape her home town.
After her latest plan goes wrong, she’s forced to navigate a world of danger, drugs and violence alone.
She must make enough money to pay a debt and get her ticket out of there.
She has a week to do it. No big deal, right?
Her simple plan becomes complicated as she quickly accumulates trouble. A violent drug dealer, a Police Detective with a hunch, and an unwelcome admirer with something to offer are among the many hurdles Anna encounters.
As she faces up to her own past and the growing danger she’s in, she learns what the people around her are capable of.
Everyone wants something, but how far will they go to get it?
A story of friendship and sacrifice in the face of adversity.
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She lay in bed at night, listening in to the darkness for Davie coming back.
His unique key jangle. The double shuffle of his feet wiping on the mat outside as he opened the door. That odd fake cough as he hung his jacket on the hook. The feeling was familiar. Staining her ears at the quietest time, holding her breath for a sign. Only now it was a different person she was waiting for. She felt small in her bed again. But this time she wouldn’t be left alone.
Just a few more days till she was out of here, and back with him. This was just a pause, not an eject.
She wanted to dream, close her eyes, and be somewhere else. She concentrated on slowing her breath, slower, longer. The edges began softening, the lines between face and pillow, organs, and the universe. Atoms spreading, merging, changing, drifting, then falling, faster, too fast. Then drop. Hard and sharp. Hitting the bed and back within the boundary of her solidity and goose-bumped skin. Still here. Listening into the night.
Aphra Wilson is a mother of three, a tattoo artist by day and a writer in the middle of the night.
She lives in Scotland with her husband and children, and enjoys reading and writing women's fiction. Her work is influenced by her passion for strong female characters, finding strength in adversity and finding comedy in hard situations.
You can get in touch with her here, Website ~ Instagram
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