NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- How far might someone go in order to protect those they love?
British writer Jessica Chambers examines this question and more in Dark is the Sky, a poignant novel that follows one family's ill-fated attempt to heal a twelve-year rift and finally lay their ghosts to rest. It combines an intricately woven mystery with the emotional turmoil of characters still haunted by tragedy.
Jacquelyn Mitchard, critically acclaimed author of the New York Times no. 1 bestseller The Deep End of the Ocean, calls Dark is the Sky "that rare thing, a thoughtful meditation on the generational toll of grief."
This is Jessica's second published novel. Her debut Voices on the Waves, released in September 2010 to glowing reviews, reached the final of the 2011 RomCon Readers' Crown Award in both the Women's Fiction and Best First Novel categories.
Dark is the Sky touches upon numerous issues, including the fragile nature of trust, a woman's inability to come to terms with the death of the man she loved, and the complex motives that invariably dictate our actions. It explores a range of family dynamics, from extra-marital affairs, to the powerful but often difficult bond that links siblings, and even an illicit relationship between teenage cousins.
Caroline Kellems, author of The Coffee Diary, says, "This is a captivating new novel, which looks at the intricacies and drama of a family whose dark secrets are held at bay by a child's lingering amnesia. Filled with vivid characters, believable relationships and plot twists, this mystery will keep readers guessing until the last page."
Jessica has had to overcome her own fair share of adversity. At the age of five, she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a degenerative disease of the Retina that has left her almost totally blind. The one thing she has never lost sight of, however, is her ambition to succeed as a writer. In addition to promoting her published books, she is working on a third novel scheduled for release in late 2012/early 2013.
Dark is the Sky is published by All Things That Matter Press, and can be purchased from Amazon in paperback ($16.99) and on Kindle ($6.89).
SOURCE Jessica Chambers