Troubador Lucia's Poltergeist

Released: 28/01/2019

ISBN: 9781789015799

Format: Paperback

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Lucia's Poltergeist

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Lucia has a disturbed childhood. Unloved, she lives a life devoid of care and affection and is unable to express herself or communicate in any way with her family. But one day everything changes when Lucia finds an outlet and a way to communicate real emotion through her poltergeist, “Ginger”.

Set in North London in 1989, sixteen year old Lucia comes home from school one day to discover a patch of water on her exercise paper. Noticing the reaction it gets from her mother, Lucia starts a game pouring water on carpets and beds. When psychics confirm there is malignant energy in the flat, her behaviour escalates. Before long, she is throwing heavy furniture around the flat and writing all over the walls. Before she knows it, she is appearing on national TV to convince the public of the poltergeist... Lucia does not understand why she is doing these things, but once she starts, she cannot stop. Why can’t she stop and what makes her do these things? Does she ever get found out. And more important, does Lucia fake the poltergeist or is Ginger real and part of her?

Written from both a first person and third person perspective and with dual time narratives, Lucia’s Poltergeist is an unusual psychological suspense novel that explores themes of the supernatural, the psychological impact of abuse, and the issue of polarity and duality, the Jekyll and Hyde, within us all.

Author talk with FK Soloman
King Cross Library, Halifax, HX1 3BG
Sat 8th June 2019

Come and listen to F K Soloman read from and talk about her book Lucia's Poltergeist at King Cross Library.

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'The deep impact a Mother’s negligence can have on a child’s psyche could not have been written any better…. I would recommend this book’ - Readers Favourite

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Very much looking forward to reading your first novel, Kate. I like the angle

by Quentin


A very good story, well worth the effort taken to read it. Loved the ending, as it brought the story to a satisfactory finale. For me, I had to read this in a calm frame of mind, so that I could enjoy this at its best.
Thank you to all involved in the "production" of the book, and to Felicia K Solomon for writing it.

by Rajender K Popli


An excellent book. I couldn't put it down! Very well written and an interesting perspective, from that of the 'troubled' Lucia, rather than the therapist, as you often find.
I am not keen on the supernatural but this novel focuses more on childhood trauma-
Torey Hayden fans will enjoy this!

by DAWN SCRIVEN


Felicia Kate Solomon

Felicia Kate Solomon is a graduate of the MA Writing Programme at Sheffield Hallam University. Felicia also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Writing from Newcastle University. Felicia has taught the creative arts to children in primary schools both in the UK and USA and she also writes and performs her own work for solo performance, alongside writing prose. Felicia lives near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, England.

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