By Eve Isherwood

Helen Powers used to be a scenes of crimes officer for the West Midlands Police. It-s 4 years because the case, related to the loss of life of a tender teenage lady, shattered her occupation. In an try to rebuild her lifestyles, she now works as a portrait photographer. however the previous isn't really so simply left in the back of- After a chain of inexplicable and cruel assaults on her, Helen fears that somebody is out to take revenge. For Helen, despite the fact that, it is only the beginning of whatever extra own and sinister. wanting to confront her demons and redeem herself within the face of an impressive adversary, Helen speedily reveals that neither time nor the weather are on her side...

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45 Stirring two sugars into her coffee in a lame bid to jump-start her system, Helen took a sip and went across the hall to her own personal makeshift darkroom which, in a previous life, was an old bathroom. Now it also doubled as a home for assorted pieces of photographic gear. The darkroom was pretty much redundant in the modern professional setting. Nearly all studios, including Ray’s, used specialist photographic labs for the development of prints. Helen found it rather sad. There was something deeply satisfying about messing about in the dark, developing your own work, even if it was laborious.

Helen gave George an affectionate shove, crossed the obstacle course that covered several hundred 57 square feet of floor, and went up the two steps to the kitchen. ” Jen said, holding out a soup ladle. Pink-faced, she was wearing denims and an old sweater that failed to conceal her voluptuous build. Her long blonde hair was unceremoniously pinned up on top of her head. Helen sniffed it. ” “Oh ye of little faith. ” Helen tasted it. “Funnily enough, it’s quite nice. ” “Industrial-sized quantities of Beef in Beer, George’s favourite,” Jen regarded him affectionately as he trotted into the kitchen and slumped down near her feet.

Maybe you should take up yoga. ” “Not my kind of thing,” she cringed. ” Ed’s face split into a grin. ” She broke into a sunny smile. Ed was the only man she knew who regularly wore moisturiser. She’d even borrowed some once. “Great after a heavy night out,” Ed enthused. ” This was better, she thought. She was beginning to feel more sane. Ed smiled and took a sip of his drink. He was leaning against the granite-topped work-surface. ” “S’pose I’d better,” she said, wondering how and where to begin.

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