Paul and Fay have little in common. He is well-paid and comfortable while Fay, after breaking up with Roper, her violent boyfriend, has nothing left but her young daughter. On the night Paul rescues her their two worlds briefly touch, like a kiss on a pool table after which the flight of the balls will change. They may meet again or they may continue to bounce off side cushions, skating across green baize, slowing with every bounce, never touching again. Who knows what will happen? With each bounce as the balls skid off in fresh directions, it may be time for another kiss – or for a collision, when all the balls will fly apart.
Tucked away in the longboat on the river, Paul, Fay and Emma begin to feel secure – but Roper is an angry, jealous man. He wants her back.
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About the Author
Russell has been a published writer for some 25 years, is an ex-Chairman of the Crime Writers Association, and has written a dozen and a half novels, in the crime and historical genres. He has also published 4 illustrated biographical encyclopaedias: Great British Fictional Detectives and its companion work, Great British Fictional Villains, followed by the Pocket Guide to Victorian Writers & Poets, and its companion, the Pocket Guide to Victorian Artists & Their Models. His books include: STORIES I CAN'T TELL (with Maggie King) (Prospero) THE NEWLY DISCOVERED DIARIES OF DOCTOR KRISTAL (Prospero) EXIT 39 (Prospero) RAFAEL'S GOLD (Prospero) THE EXHIBITIONISTS (G-Press) POCKET GUIDE TO VICTORIAN ARTISTS & MODELS (Pen & Sword) POCKET GUIDE TO VICTORIAN WRITERS & POETS(Pen & Sword) GREAT BRITISH FICTIONAL VILLAINS(Pen & Sword) GREAT BRITISH FICTIONAL DETECTIVES(Pen & Sword) THE MAUD ALLAN AFFAIR(Pen & Sword) MY BULLET SWEETLY SINGS (Prospero) REQUIEM FOR A DAUGHTER (Prospero) NO ONE GETS HURT(Do Not Press) PICK ANY TITLE(Do Not Press) THE ANNEX(Five Star Mysteries) PAINTING IN THE DARK(Do Not Press) OH NO, NOT MY BABY (Do Not Press) COUNT ME OUT(Serpent's Tail) SLAUGHTER MUSIC (Alison & Busby) PAYBACK(Gollancz) DAYLIGHT(Gollancz) UNDERGROUND(Gollancz)