Two Penny Blue

The second Plain Sight novel. Surreal and disturbing: hideous misfortune or the persistence of elemental malice?

by R David

THREE YEARS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE BOYS DISAPPEARED. THE SMALL TOWN MOURNS THEM AS IF IN A FEVERED DREAM FROM WHICH IT CANNOT AWAKEN.
An innocent man languishes in prison.
Then it begins again.
Someone is playing a terrible game, taunting and twisting the truth, revelling in the anguish it causes.
Set in the South Wales of coal and steel during the 1960s, Two Penny Blue is the sequel to Aden to Zanzibar and the second Plain Sight novel.
Haunting psychological suspense.

The Plain Sight Novels

R David

R David is a novelist of literary fiction and psychological suspense thrillers at the margin between reality and illusion that can be both surreal and unsettling.

He grew up in South Wales and thinks his love of language came from his father who read him Mathew Arnold poems as bedtime stories. I was two or three, so it was unusual, to say the least, but I can still remember the rhythm of the words and the images they created.

He worked in opencast coal mines before going into business to run his own companies. But I was always writing and, eventually, business was no longer enough so I gave it up. He now writes full time, working in a shed that looks due west over rolling countryside to where he was born. It's taken a while but, at least, I'm doing what I always wanted to do. It's taken a while.

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