About No Place to Run by D M Macdonald
Home should hold back the shadows not create them
How toxic can a family be?
Anna Felby has fled her life of wealth and privilege for peace in the countryside. There, for the first time in her life she finds peace and unconditional love. From her dog, her old horse and her little herd of llamas.
Her idyll is shattered when she finds the body of her estranged aunt Geraldine in her vegetable patch.
Because Geraldine was a famous television star, Anna is invaded by the press, one of whom is the mysterious Harry Nichols.
Harry’s revelations about her family’s business infuriate Anna but she dismisses him as just another prying journalist. That changes after he defends her against some very nasty visitors. Despite her distrust they join forces.
But someone thinks Anna is too big a threat to be left alive. To stay alive they have to find Geraldine’s murderer. The stakes escalate as they get closer to the truth behind Anna’s family’s wealth. How far will her appalling family go to suppress that truth?
Australian ex actor, psychiatric nurse, private pilot, sculptor and mum, Deirdre, writing as D M Macdonald, turned to writing the crime fiction she has loved all her life, when her children were growing up. Her early writing career stalled when a head injury sidelined her for many years. She recovered slowly and embarked on a Professional Writing and Editing Diploma to try to jump start her writing life. At first she could only write short stories and short plays. She won many awards with these but novels were her first love. In 2018 she finished the first of her new works and has continued non stop from there. This novella is an introductory work and the first full length sequel to it is under way. It has been a long journey but her sense of humour, a major component of her work, and her love of a rollicking yarn have seen her through. Her other great love is tennis and her preferred end is to drop dead on the court aged 101.