“An engrossing read, full of bends and forks.”
Point of Death
I started writing this novel in Cambridge, in the summer of 2017, nearly three years before what some now think of as the ‘New Normal’, and others, ‘The End of the World’.
Perhaps ‘The End of the World as We Knew It’ is a reasonable compromise…
Patrick, a divorced journalist, discovers huge-scale corruption in Cambridge, involving a building development large enough to destroy the very heart of the ancient city. It’s his ‘big one’ – the story that’ll drag him from breadline obscurity to national headlines as he exposes the local council, a Member of Parliament, and even a government minister.
He could never have realised this scenario was linked to one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical corporations conducting drug-trials across continents, financed by the underworld of Indonesia and Japan, the pay-off of incalculable proportions.
And what possible link could this have with Jerzy, a small-time Polish crook, tortured and forced out of Warsaw by a rival crime lord?
Entwined within multi-plots, three VERY different love affairs attempt to blossom…
And this is probably where I should give some form of health warning, for this story is very different from my first two novels, ‘A Long Goodbye’ and ‘In Another Lifetime’.
Torture, by its very nature, is graphic. I make no apologies for trying to place the reader right within this insane and vile environment. It WILL shock the reader, and that’s a guarantee. Similarly, there are challenging themes of a sexual nature.
Thank you for your time – I hope you enjoy mine.
Anthony Le Moignan – October 2020, Jersey
A Long Goodbye
Simon, a successful accountant, has a big problem. The biggest of them all. He checks himself into Orchard Care Home whilst still relatively healthy, the youngest resident by decades. He’s confident he cut all ties with the outside world and is untraceable.
Emma, married with no kids, lives, breathes and manages Orchard Care Home; a position her husband, Michael, used to hold in the good old days. But now he’s soared up the company hierarchy she sees so much less of him.
The attraction between carer and resident is instant, but ultimately destined for catastrophe. Alzheimer’s takes no prisoners and Early Onset, it’s most tragic form, is the cruellest of all.
How can Michael feel threatened by Simon? And what future could Emma have with him?
Simon understands less and less, but knows he has to try and run away from time – to somehow beat the ceaseless clock.
A powerful new novel by Anthony Le Moignan that will make you laugh and cry.
In Another Lifetime
Released Spring 2020.
Tabatha has led a charmed life in Cambridge. Closing in on her 31st birthday, she’s only ever known private schools, a degree, and a mother and father who dote on her. Then there’s Rick – the perfect boyfriend she now lives with – until she comes home unexpectedly.
A life turned on its head in one earth-shattering moment, the imagery imprinted on her mind forever. But how long does forever last?
When she meets young Aussie, Grant, online, it seems there could be a way out, but will the nightmares ever stop? Or have they only just begun?
Even the unconditional love her parents give, may not be all it seems.
For Tabatha, life is spiralling into oblivion.
Following the critically acclaimed Amazon #1 debut, A Long Goodbye, Anthony Le Moignan’s second novel continues within the romantic fiction genre, the human condition ruthlessly exposed in another tear-jerking, soul-searching rollercoaster.
Le Moignan is an ex-European croquet champion and suffers from a lifelong love affair with classic cars. He resides in Jersey, in the British Channel Islands.
It was both a shock and a delight when Anthony Le Moignan received The English Prize at end-of-term assembly. He was 11 and in the 6th form, his final year at Prep.
The celebrations carried on for years – five in fact, at which point he was expelled from senior school (‘asked to leave’ was the official jargon). However, a lifelong lesson was learnt (even if an avoidance of alliteration wasn’t) – he was clearly unemployable.
So through a series of almost absurd luck which he cannot begin to over-emphasise, he seems to have successfully ploughed himself to this current moment in time.
He won’t excuse his love of Cambridge. Having travelled around the world playing croquet for a couple of decades, this little city is just about his favourite place on the planet. He’s not entirely sure why, but he seems to love being surrounded by people far brighter than himself, and buildings older than God (well, sort of…).
So, a lot of his novels are going to be set in or around Cambridge and London, all of which he hopes will be glanced at in the fullness of time. For now, he’d like to mention that all of the characters in his books, every single one of them, human and otherwise, are based on actual persons; fragments maybe, but they all truly exist. Quite how any author can claim otherwise is a complete mystery to him.