Adam’s Cross by Elizabeth Wixley
Look into the darkness of the human psyche, which lies behind Adam’s eyes. Adam as a child believes he is the perpetrator behind a number of mysterious deaths. Is Adam a child serial killer?
Surviving a chaotic childhood, he enters adulthood as a successful musician with a sublime talent, which mesmerises his audiences. Fearing the axe of his past is about to drop he begins to confront the traumatic shadows of his childhood, only to discover a far more sinister secret.
” A captivating, brilliant book!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Jes
There aren’t many books which I’ve found so hard to put down, but this one went to bed with me, bathed with me and I even managed to cook and eat dinner while still reading it.<br />The story is creepy and horrifying at times, but set in a modern day normal lifestyle making it real and uncomfortable, loving and heartbreaking.<br />The characterisation of the mother is brilliantly done. Such a complicated, mood swinging woman is often hard to pull off genuinely, but this author has not only nailed this realistically, she has also created perfect interaction with how the other characters respond it this woman. In particular her son, Adam, who the story is primarily about.<br />Without spoiling the plot, Adam is understandably messed up by his family life and strange tales and myths of his elders and ancestors. His world is full of secrets and dark places. He suffers much loss and mental strain not helped by visions and a very creepy talking doll! I’d love to tell you more, but then you wouldn’t need to read what the future has waiting for Adam to deal with.
About the Author
Elizabeth Wixley was born in Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom but has moved many times during her childhood. She attended the Camberwell Art School and joined a design studio in Convent Garden. Moving to Bristol, some years later, she worked full time for the Local Education Authority supporting children suffering from emotional and behavioural problems whilst ensuring that the transition into a mainstream school was done in a supportive and nurturing manner. Whilst providing children with a safe haven for learning, she raised two sons as a single parent while studying for a degree in education at the University of the West of England.
Her love of fiction started at the age of six when Elizabeth’s grandmother died of cancer and to ensure that the rest of the family was safe, she would spend the nights roaming the house looking for the “C” monster to make sure that he did not claim any more victims.
One sunny bright day, her sister told her that fork lightning would come and strike her down after which she would spend her days hiding in the garage and when she heard that the sun was falling out of the sky, well needless to say, she very seldom ventured out.
With trial and error, Elizabeth soon realised to fight her foes, she had to stare them straight in the eye, explore them and conqueror the inner demons in order to stand righteous. This helps fuel her love of horror and the many mysteries of the world. Creating a why and what if scenario that runs prominent in her fascinating fiction.
Throughout Elizabeth’s life, creative arts have been her passion whether it is visiting galleries, painting or writing. She enjoys nothing more than sharing a compelling horror story with others and holding the sanity of her readers in the palm of her hand.