Midlife Dawn


Midlife Dawn

Shivers of excitement shot up my spine. It was time to draw a line under the past and find a new me.

By forty, I thought I’d be living my best life. When my idiot husband gambles away our savings, I divorce him and try not to kick him in the nuts when he fights me for custody of my cat. I throw myself into teaching English and survival skills to anyone unlucky enough to land in my night class in godforsaken London.

That is, until my mum dies in a car crash and I suspect foul play. That's when it really gets weird. Mum’s barely cold in the ground when my cat goes missing. To top it all, the Metropolitan Police don’t seem to have heard of the detective investigating the accident. My first instinct is to have a nap and hope it all goes away, but I’m my mother's daughter. Secrets set me off like a bloodhound.

When a mysterious man tells me I’m the last of an ancient magical druid lineage, I laugh in his face, but I’m intrigued. I want to believe there’s more to life than a messy divorce and a dead-end career. It doesn't seem crazy to follow him into the undergrowth in Crystal Palace Park. Not even when I hear my cat telling me to stop.

To avenge my mum and survive a new magical world, I just need to pull on my control pants and hold on for the ride.

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