Intrigue and Suspense

De Clerambault Syndrome… what is it?

Finally, ‘The Bloodline Will’ is on its way.

Publication day is officially April 14th , but to cheer you all up in these peculiar times of viruses and negative news, I thought I’d let you know you can pre-order on kindle at https://mybook.to/TheBloodlineWill

What’s it about then?

There is a clue in the title. ‘The Bloodline Will‘ is a follow-up to ‘Death by Indulgence’ (previously published as ‘Fat Chance’) but can be read as a standalone story. It sees the return of Konrad Neale – (The Camera Lies, Stench and Death by Indulgence)… here’s the blurb:

He made a mistake, and for the sake of his future career, investigative reporter Konrad Neale must apologise in person to Ella Fitzwilliam.

Detained under section in a secure forensic unit, she doesn’t foresee a bright future. And she despises Konrad for exploiting her and exaggerating the truth about what she really did.

All in the name of journalism

However, when he spots famous recluse Abigail Nithercott in the same facility, he cannot resist the chance to scoop the next big story.

But must use Ella to uncover the dark Nithercott family secret.

Blood. Thicker than water, it spills…

Some family trees have to die.

What are the central themes?

Oh, juicy ones as usual: Manipulative control, erotomania, recovery from mental illness, deep dark family secrets and knitting…

What the heck is erotomania?

Allow me to enlighten you. Erotomania or De Clerambault Syndrome is a subtype of a Delusional Disorder in which an individual holds a persistent and fixed belief that another person is infatuated with them. It is a rare delusional disorder, usually experienced by women, and can result in stalking behaviours. The male subject of the delusion is usually unattainable because of high status, celebrity, marriage and/or disinterest. And may never have met the person holding these delusions.

It’s fascinating stuff!

And can have tragic consequences.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erotomania

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