Murder On The Ocean.
Two people set out on a sailing journey but only one of them comes back.
Was there an accident at sea or did something more sinister happen out there?
Fiction aside, real-life stories like these occur all the time. Sailing a yacht comes with its perils. There are man-overboard events – no third-party witnesses to verify the reason behind losing a soul to the ocean.
In most cases, there isn’t a body to be found either. Without proof, an accident is just that.
Sailing is a glamorous sport. Golden sunsets, blue waters and island paradises are often attached to the world of yachting. This attracts a certain type of person to the water. 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 and take a trip with a stranger.
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 is more than enough motivation to make the most of the next one. Love on a yacht moves quicker and is highly exploratory.
Some second-life daters haven’t yet ended their first-life marriages before stepping aboard a stranger’s boat. They keep secrets from everyone. This is my protagonist’s perfect victim.
There’s no escaping an adventurous 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.
‘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’.