Thirteen - A Psychic Surveys Companion Novella - Launches!
A brand new Psychic Surveys adventure - Thirteen - is available from today on Amazon. Inspired by a recent trip to the Isle of Skye, it features an abandoned lighthouse and a young psychic - 25-year old Ness Patterson - who is called in to investigate recent paranormal disturbance.
In April 2017, on a visit to Skye, I was told by a local that I 'must' visit the abandoned lighthouse at Neist Point. I did and Thirteen was born. In a remote location on an already remote island, the entire structure had fallen into disrepair. Peering in through the windows, there were books scattered around (including The God Delusion!), ashtrays with old cigarettes in them, chairs, sofas, a TV in the corner - it was as though the entire place had been left in a hurry and never returned to. I never found out why. Ness does though, in this short novel, and you can too!
Here's a few pictures of the 'original' lighthouse and the blurb for the book.
Don’t leave me alone in the dark… In 1977, Minch Point Lighthouse on Skye’s most westerly tip was suddenly abandoned by the keeper and his family – no reason ever found. In the decade that followed, it became a haunt for teenagers on the hunt for thrills. Playing Thirteen Ghost Stories, they’d light thirteen candles, blowing one out after every story told until only the darkness remained. In 1987, following her success working on a case with Sussex Police, twenty-five year old psychic, Ness Patterson, is asked to investigate recent happenings at the lighthouse. Local teen, Ally Dunn, has suffered a breakdown following time spent there and is refusing to speak to anyone. Arriving at her destination on a stormy night, Ness gets a terrifying insight into what the girl experienced. The case growing ever more sinister, Ness realises: some games should never be played.