After nearly two years of juggling full-time work with writing and editing I have eventually got round to finalising and publishing a second Belfast based novel featuring Clark Radcliffe, the likable semi-rogue from Systems Failing (as one reviewer described him).
I have always had a three story arc in mind; a ‘trilogy’ of stories exploring the lives of Clark, his family and friends. And of course each story full of twists, turns and revelations! Not a normal set of relationships then. Or is it?
Clark is a freelance computer analyst who consults to the police and seems drawn to complex investigations involving those very close to him. In Systems Failing it is his friends and ex-colleagues, and in Double Figures (novel #2) it is his family.
Double Figures is now available on Amazon.
I am currently drafting a third novel in the series, Social Insecurities, and given my initial plans for a three part series this should complete the interweaving relationship thread that runs through the stories. However, with positive feedback and requests to keep the intrigue going I might have to reconsider!
As I have said, nearly two years from finishing the first draft of Double Figures to publication – in the meantime some of the iconic Belfast locations have changed! However I don’t necessarily see this as an issue as the story can be viewed from the perspective of a point in history. I certainly intend to complete and publish Social Insecurities (novel #3) well before the calendar shows another two years have passed.
And who knows – there just might be a #4?