When the Heart Must Rip is a family chronicle written in six parts. At times humourous and others heartbreaking the book takes the reader by various stages from the Kent of the 1930’s to The Amazon of thirty years later.
A gripping opening explores sinister goings on which had occurred in part prior to the opening of the novel, laying bare deep-seated emotional damage, exposing past murder and an arrest is made. Fast forwarding to 1945 and the end of The Second World War the plot thickens as further murder takes place and a clever conspiracy is uncovered.
The scene moves to the jungles of South America where a dramatic adventure stretches the emotions to their most raw and exposed. Ten years on, a routine funeral brings the family back together, inspiring a search party for a missing family member. Via a search of The Americas, in the end past secrets and the truth come to light.