A Place In Time
By C. A. HOCKING
Shortlisted for the Australian 2007 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards.
A Place In Time explores the theme of what good people are driven to do in order to survive when pushed beyond human endurance.
Dan Campbell is a troubled man who sinks into depression as each birthday approaches. Thirty years earlier, on his 11th birthday, he’d witnessed his father’s murder and saved his mother from a deranged stranger, but something is wrong with the memory of that terrible day. Something he can’t quite see. Something just out of focus.
When his annual depression threatens his family’s wellbeing, he takes his mother back to his childhood home to confront his memories and find closure. Going back is never easy, but what Dan discovers there will turn his world upside down, for no-one and nothing is as he remembered and as the present meets the past, his very existence is threatened.
“An excellent read”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Diana M. Hockley
Lots of novels have been written about time travel, but this one, in my opinion was outstanding. Well written and sympathetically portrayed characters make this story believeable. I am glad they set it partially in Australia as I am an Aussie. The setting after the big drought with everything falling into disrepair is authentic. It was also entertaining(I read it overnight, it’s not a long book) in spite of the subject matter – the murder of the father – and this character is totally believable. Domestic abuse in Australia is as prevalent as anywhere.
About the Author
C. A. HOCKING is an Australian Independent Author. She was born in Adelaide, South Australia, but has lived in various parts of the country in rural and city lifestyles. Her first novel, A PLACE IN TIME, was shortlisted for an Australian literary award in 2007. Two more novels have since been published – DAMAGED GOODS and HOME TO ROOST. These first three novels are dark dramatic fiction, but the next novel, SARAH ANN ELLIOTT is a Victorian family saga based on a true story.
A humorous novel, OLD FARTS ON A BUS, and a children’s series, THE AUNT EDNA SERIES, are also nearing completion. She has a TV series looking for a home and several more novels on the way.
C. A. HOCKING now lives in Canberra (the Australian National Capital) with her husband and laptop.