(November 2012)

Sleeping People Lie - Jae De Wylde

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Jae De Wylde is a ‘hugely talented writer’
of ‘seriously good fiction’
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‘A powerful account of obsession, passion and greed
– and its consequences’
Janna Gray, author, Kilingiri

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Paris, France and attractive and vibrant 26-year-old Sloane from Stamford, England, meets Nicholas, a writer and artist from Boston, USA, and ten years her senior. The attraction is immediate and Sloane believes that she has found the love of her life. But as the days pass, it becomes clear that things are not quite as they seem.

Christmastime in New York and Nicholas and Sloane are finally making plans. Their fixation, one with the other, is overwhelming to the exclusion of all else. But fate has a way of disrupting what they are certain is meant to be – and disaster is on the way.

Telling their story to ‘Em’, Nicholas and Sloane recount their first meeting, their thoughts and actions and the tale of their passionate and all-consuming affair, delving ever deeper into the dark and sinister side of compulsive love

What is it that is driving them, why is it so urgent – and who is the mysterious Em?

Jae De Wylde explores the raw emotion of obsessive love in this poignant, compelling and splendidly-paced tale of secrets, lies, blame and guilt with its bitter, heart-breaking twists.


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Praise for The Thinking Tank


‘A superbly crafted debut novel, expressing deep compassion – insightful and thought-provoking’

Richard Demarco CBE OBE, European Art Foundation


'Sensitively written and delicately observed, an enthralling and suspenseful book that is literary but never difficult'

Leslie Ann Bosher, Author, 'To The Manor Drawn'

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1969, London, England and Sally, a little girl dressed in brown, visits Father Christmas at a church fair. He rescues her as she trips and stumbles into his arms. As he hoists her onto his lap she thinks she feels the breath of a kiss on her cheek.

It is 2003 and in Rutland, England, Sarah’s relationship with her daughter Rebekah is going from bad to worse. Torn apart by family secrets yet locked together by a solemn promise, the future for both seems bleak. But the mysterious and haunting circumstances of a hospital visit set Sarah on a path of discovery from which there is no turning back.

Sarah travels to Spain in search of answers – but even before she arrives it becomes clear that offers of help rarely come without strings...

Only by confronting the truth can Sarah move forward, but that means revealing the one secret she herself cannot face.

Jae De Wylde steers us masterfully through the twists and turns of this splendidly paced, poignant and compelling story of love, identity and belonging.

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Using the device of separate timelines, The Thinking Tank is the story of woman's search for `closure', ultimately questioning whether closure can be achieved by physical confrontation, from within - or at all. The two stories are set against the contrasting backgrounds of 1970s London and 21st century Spain, both eras and locations atmospherically evoked, and take the reader on an intriguing journey that gathers pace as the buried secrets of broken people and fractured relationships are revealed. I am normally tentative about reading first-time novels, but any qualms I had were dispelled within a few pages. Written with authority, humour and emotional integrity, The Thinking Tank is a confident and assured debut novel, a page-turner that will keep you hooked and waiting for the next offering from the new name to remember, Jae de Wylde.
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