The emotions in this story felt very real to me as I could relate to Hazel's dysfunctional relationship with her children and know from personal experience what it's like to be estranged from one's own children. The reason I based the novel in Hunstanton is because it conjures up bleak, grey, wintry days that entirely suited my main character's mood. After the book was completed I visited Hunstanton again and retraced Hazel's steps just as she does in the book, taking in the lighthouse, the north beach, the funfair and the churchyard. It made my spine tingle at times because it felt as if she was trying to relive that same long weekend all over again, this time through me.
Jane E James enjoys living the ‘good life’ in the countryside with her husband and four dogs. She likes being a little bit mysterious too, like her books.