Trying to Fly: Haunting Memories Arouse a Dormant Mystery
By Annie Try

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Jenny Drake has never forgotten what she saw on that Devon beach. Just a small girl at the time, those frightening events have overshadowed her life ever since. Determined to escape their cruel effect and be free, she ignores her psychologist’s warnings and forces herself to revisit the scene. When she is overcome by fear and emotion, Jim, a local café owner with memories like her own, comes to her aid. Together they begin a journey to understand what happened all those years ago and why – a search that will soon put their own lives in danger. As the mystery deepens, the circle of interest quickly widens – but who can Jenny trust? Can she even believe her new friend Jim? And will she ever fly free of the past?


‘This novel fascinated me! It is a multi-layered and satisfying detective story but so much more, as it takes us on a journey into healing from childhood trauma, overcoming our fears and daring to relearn trust in relationships. I really enjoyed it!’

Jennifer Rees Larcombe, Beauty from Ashes

About the author

Annie lives in rural Norfolk with husband Ken, Old English Sheepdog Maisie and rescue cat, Darcy . Their rambling house is often full of children and laughter. Throughout her career as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Annie has regularly written in academic journals under her professional name, Angela Hobday. She has co-written four books on creative therapy with children, which have been published internationally. Meanwhile her love of writing fiction became serious enough to work for an MA in creative writing. Losing Face, her debut novel was published by Roundfire Books in 2012. She is on the leadership team at her church in Cambridgeshire and is Chair of the Association of Christian Writers, a national association which aims to encourage, equip and inspire Christians who write. Her other interests include playing the cello and dancing.