With a gentle tug, the silk scarf covering her eyes fell away. Her beaming smile froze clown like as she took in his malevolent expression. Then she heard the humming emanating from the box at his feet. Innate fear paralysed her senses as she watched him reach down and unhinge the catch, releasing the myriad of frenzied and buzzing insects from captivity. The swarming mass burst forth in a dense, pulsating cloud.
My earliest memories stem from a deep sense of connection to the spiritual world. Initially drawn to religious teachings during my childhood and early adult years I soon became disillusioned by the restrictive doctrine and its inability to satisfy the truth I was seeking. Marriage and the birth of my two children, brought immense joy.
Right up front... very twitchy about this book. I am no particular fan of woo woo so it's got to be very very well done for me to be comfortable. But, when it works, I've had a few books which I did not expect to like, that turned out to be amongst my favourites.