Troubador LOSS

Released: 28/03/2022

ISBN: 9781838216832

eISBN: 9781838216825

Format: Paperback/eBook

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LOSS

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'It was the exact same shocking sound a body makes when it hits a car screen. I knew the sound, remembered it well. I started, heart pounding - but it was only the thud of the girl’s fist on the glass, her knuckles pressed white against it…’

A charismatic hitchhiker haunted by a shameful secret. A flawed man who is no stranger to life's burdens of loss and guilt. When they collide on a road trip to Scotland, Jamie is mesmerised by the volatile, alluring Katy, until the darkness that spills from the core of his new companion moves from her life to his own, and threatens to overturn it entirely.

Loss is a dark and compelling love story that uses the evocative backdrop of the Scottish Highlands to explore the redemptive power of relationships and the limits of humanity against a chilling backdrop of mystery and suspense.

‘The book contained so many beautiful and vivid descriptive passages...The author's vivid descriptions of the scenery easily pull the reader into the time and place of the story…Beautifully written.’ The International Review of Books (AWARDED A BADGE OF EXCELLENCE)

‘Absorbing, elegantly written, and plenty to think about after reading… Lightbourne has achieved a satisfying balance between honesty and compassion in this clear-eyed look at love, loss, guilt and the capacity of humans to rebuild.’ Jill Murphy, The Bookbag

‘Gripping, beautifully written...it has an intense, hard hitting & gripping fictional storyline…the writing style is sensitive, enthralling, descriptive, poetic in parts…Raw & beautiful...’ Blackheath Books & Bubbles 


About the Author

LOSS is Jane's first novel for adults, published by Nevada Street Press. It is psychological literary fiction, which unfolds by way of the alternating voices of its central characters. Jane is also the author of MY CAT CALLED RED, a story for children aged 8 to 12, which features the magical cat, Red, and the purr that transforms children's lives.

As well as writing fiction, Jane worked as a lawyer, as a barrister initially, and in the City after that. She lives in London with her three children. Jane is currently working on a new book for adults and will be releasing another story for children aged 8 to 12 later this year.

PRAISE FOR RED:

‘Excellent in all respects.’ Goodreads reviewer, US

‘An exquisite book that I so enjoyed reading to my son.’ Educator, UK

‘Kudos Jane Lightbourne! Wonderful, well written story!’ Goodreads reviewer, US

‘This book definitely felt like a big warm hug by the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, US

‘This delightful tale of a cat destined to be loved by a boy takes the reader through the adventures of a not-loved-enough Tom cat. The settings are well described and goosebump worthy. I hope there are more adventures to come for Red.’ Librarian.

‘A book that really moves you & touches your heart & soul. Stunning.’ Blackheath Books & Bubbles

‘It's a lovely story ... I'd certainly recommend this book.’ Pauline Braishner, LoveReading4Kids

'What a wonderful story! Beautifully written and with perfect drawings and sketches. Well recommended - a joy to read.' Maureen Gourlay, www.lovereading4kids.co.uk

‘An inspirational book. It made me want to be brave and be positive, just like Red.' Fiadh, 11

‘I absolutely loved the ending and I kept thinking about it even after I'd finished the book.’ Clara, 10

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Just finished Loss, really loved it, gripping, beautifully written & I’m definitely keen to read more of this author’s work. The only aspect that didn’t quite settle with me was the name of the title which may confuse a reader as initially it could appear (in my humble opinion) to be a book on grief & loss following bereavement. I am only mentioning this as it is not a book along these lines at all. It has an intense, hard hitting & gripping fictional storyline, the writing style is sensitive, enthralling, descriptive, poetic in parts & some of the chapters are so raw & beautiful, it really is touchingly emotive. I totally connected to this book just not the title of LOSS. It’s more than that & I’m trying to think of a good title as we speak or something more appropriate. So please pick up this book for yourself & read it. I would give it 9 out of 10 & definitely enjoyed the writing style & intensity.

by Grace Waring


Just finished Loss, really loved it, gripping, beautifully written & I’m definitely keen to read more of this author’s work. The only aspect that didn’t quite settle with me was the name of the title which may confuse a reader as initially it could appear (in my humble opinion) to be a book on grief & loss following bereavement. I am only mentioning this as it is not a book along these lines at all. It has an intense, hard hitting & gripping fictional storyline, the writing style is sensitive, enthralling, descriptive, poetic in parts & some of the chapters are so raw & beautiful, it really is touchingly emotive. I totally connected to this book just not the title of LOSS. It’s more than that & I’m trying to think of a good title as we speak or something more appropriate. So please pick up this book for yourself & read it. I would give it 9 out of 10 & definitely enjoyed the writing style & intensity.

by Grace Waring


Jane Lightbourne

Jane writes fiction for children and adults, published by Nevada Street Press. She originally trained as a lawyer and lives in London with her three children. Her first chapter book for children aged 8-12, MY CAT CALLED RED, is out now. It features the magical cat Red, his purr that transforms lives, and his perilous search for his forever home. LOSS, a love story set in London and the Scottish Highlands, which combines elements of mystery and suspense to drive the plot forward, was published November 2021 and the paperback is to be published shortly.

Find out more about Jane and her writing by visiting her website www.janelightbourne.co.uk.


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