Elise is the first book in the Connections series: a group of stories whose protagonists’ lives are inescapably interwoven, in the Cornish town they call home. Look out for Book Two, Maggie, coming soon…

EliseBook One of the Connections series

Available in paperback and ebook (for all ereaders, not just Kindle)

What dark secrets could a harmless old lady possibly know?

Elise Morgan is nearly ninety years old. She loves her family, the sea, and night-time walks. She hates gossip, and bullies, and being called ‘sweet’, or treated like she’s stupid, or boring (and sometimes like she’s deaf), just because she has lived a long time.

Elise was sent to an all-girls’ school, which was evacuated to Cornwall in the Second World War. She never left the county. She is an orphan, a mother, a grandmother, and a widow. Since her children moved away and her best friend died, life has seemed increasingly empty.

These days, she spends a lot of time sitting at her window, looking out at the world, as if nothing ever happens, and nothing ever has. To passers-by, she might seem just an old lady, but of course there is no such thing.

There was once a time when she lived a lot… and there are things she has never forgotten…