JANET ALLISON BROWN is the author of dozens of children's picture books and editor of several volumes of academic papers. She has written explorer guides, restaurant reviews, and articles on a range of subjects including traditional Arabic ship-building and handicrafts, adoption, education, faith and ancient cave paintings. Wife, mother, home-educator, writer and editor, she was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and lives in rural Derbyshire. She likes stories, and makes them up all the time.
The Walker's Daughterby Janet Allison Brown
Then Magnus enters their lives, and everything changes. For Magnus, too, is a walker-and a body-swapper, an
Laura Bloux is just about keeping her head above water. She and her two little girls might not have much in the material world, but they share a secret: all three are walkers-spirit-walkers, able to slip the bonds of their physical bodies at will.
Then Magnus enters their lives, and everything changes. For Magnus, too, is a walker-and a body-swapper, an adrenaline junkie, and more besides. As Laura's life spirals out of control, she splits up her girls and sends them to safety in separate countries with a stark warning: Terrible things will happen to you if you ever walk again. Never, ever walk again..
Twenty years later Cora, the youngest of Laura's daughters, is still holding fast to that instruction. Haunted by the memory of her mother's lover-flash of silver, silver and black-she stays resolutely hidden inside her body, denying her own self in an attempt to appear normal. But when her eight-year-old daughter, Grace, is involved in a hit-and-run, Cora is forced, just once, to walk again.
Once is enough. A flare goes out to those that have been waiting: Cora has been found!
Suddenly Cora's life is anything but normal, as a parade of new characters enters her life: a teenage au pair; the enigmatic songwriter, Charlie Tam; a rock band; and her estranged older sister, Magda, who might not have paid enough attention to their mother's instructions all those years ago...
As the pressure mounts Cora realises that her enemies can get to her any time, any place and in any body. Because when a body can't be swapped, it can always be stolen. The race is on for Cora to work out who to trust, who to fear-and who she really is.
To see the world as it really is, sometimes you have to close your eyes and ... walk.
If you like your urban fantasy engaging, contemporary and with literary flair, The Walker's Daughter is for you. Janet Allison Brown saturates her contemporary paranormal novel with all too human truths.
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