Murder On The Ocean.

Posted On July 21, 2019 at 9:12 am by / No Comments

Two people set out on a sailing journey but only one comes back.

Was there an accident at sea or did something more sinister happen out in the big blue?

Fiction aside, real-life stories like these occur all the time. Sailing comes with perils. The weather turns foul, a wave crawls over the deck, a boom swings violently from one side of the yacht to the other.

There are man-overboard events – no third-party witnesses to verify the reason behind losing a soul to the ocean.

Without proof, an accident is just that.

Scarborough Marina, Redciffe

To the unitiated, sailing is a glamorous sport. Golden sunsets, blue waters and island paradises are often the type of scenes attached to the world of yachting. It attracts a certain type of person it. It’s the one I write into my narratives.

Single life in my late 30’s gave me a unique insight to the kinds of people who gravitate to yachting. Unattached women, many going through their second lives, weren’t afraid to invite themselves onto my yacht so they see and experience a new world.

Adventurous females are in high demand. They provide the sailing scene with an energy like no other. A sailor with a wind-blown beauty aboard his yacht is often a happy one.

Blending the sailing world with the second-life dating scene makes for an interesting study of interpersonal relationships. Quite often, an unhappy past life provides significant motivation to make the most of the next one. Love on a yacht moves quick.

Some second-life daters haven’t ended their first-life marriages before stepping aboard a stranger’s boat. They keep secrets from everyone. This is my protagonist’s perfect victim.

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There’s no escaping a voyage if the yacht’s skipper turns out to be a serial killer, no being found if there isn’t a history of a woman being aboard one’s yacht.

Tanned bodies, chardonnay and sunscreen is but only half of the sailing story. The other half is about being trapped and disappearing without a trace. This is the dark muse I used when writing the sequel to SEETHINGS.

Now you’ll want to read the first novel, SEETHINGS, right? Good. It’s where our unborn serial killer begins their story. The second one is due out shortly.

You can pick up a hard copy from Amazon or download a digital version for Kindle to start reading it right away.

Michael Forman (Author)

‘Forman’s writing style is artful, with the protagonist Mitchell’s warped thought processes masterfully exposed. The author has a powerful and vivid command of language and his word pictures are stark and disturbingly real.’  – Linda J Bettenay, author of ‘Secrets Mothers Keep’ and ‘Wishes For Starlight’.

Scarborough Harbor - Australia
Life on the water.

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