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Idle Hands
by Cassondra Windwalker
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Cover image of the book 'Idle Hands' by author Cassondra Windwalker



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“Perdie’s phone buzzed against her pocket, and she withdrew it shakily, staring at the display.

‘It’s a blocked number,’ she managed finally.

‘Don’t answer it,’ Alan said swiftly, firmly.

‘What? I have to. It might be -‘

‘It’s not. That will be the Highway Patrol trying to reach you. We’re already on our way. We’ll be there in fifteen minutes. nothing they can tell you will make this better.’

If she’d been thinking clearly, she’d have recognised the ominous import of those words, but in the moment, all she felt was a rush of relief at being told not to answer the phone. Terror constricted her veins, her throat, making it hard to focus, hard to breathe. How could she do something as mundane as say hello to a stranger, then listen to them tell her something terrible she already knew?

But she didn’t know. Not yet.

Her husband seemed at least as tortured as she was. He had curled in almost entirely on himself, his fists clenching and unclenching on his knees. She could see his cheek flexing as his jaw tightened and fixed. He stared straight ahead, and Perdie had a sudden, compelling vision of him surrounded by a wall of flames, black, choking dust swirling around his head, his skin blackening and curling off the bones, and all the while his gaze fixed on a tableau she couldn’t see.

He’d guessed, you see.

Rachel had said just enough, seen just enough, that he realised what even his stepdaughter hadn’t known to be true. And now he was separate from her – alone with truth. He could have spilled out his fears, told his wife what he imagined to be true, could have plunged her into that awful fire along with him. But some part of his mind recognised that she had just a few minutes more to be the mother of three children, and he couldn’t bring himself to take those few minutes away from her.”

Cover image of the book 'Idle Hands' by author Cassondra Windwalker

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Book Beginnings On Friday

Just to help you get all those words into some context – check out the premise below.

Image of author Cassondra Windwalker


Cover image of the book 'Idle Hands' by author Cassondra WindwalkerYou can call me Ella. You generally assign me a whole host of other preposterous monikers. I think the least imaginative name I’ve heard is “the devil”, but I’ll answer to it if I must.

After making the courageous decision to leave her abusive husband, Perdie and her three young children start over and finally find the safety and love they deserve. But years later, when tragedy strikes, Perdie is left wondering if the choice she made to leave has led them to this moment.

If she were given the opportunity to take it all back and stay, would she?

In a frantic bid to protect her family, Perdie makes a deal to do just that. But in a world where the devil pulls the strings, can Perdie really change the past?

Brimming with enlightened observations and brilliant voice, Idle Hands is a haunting examination of grief, resilience, and what we’d give to spend another moment with the ones we love.

Image of author Cassondra Windwalker

The mem host image for Teaser Tuesday, updated December 2016 'The Purple Booker'

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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