The horrors and atrocities of war personified in a young man on a desperate quest to find his sister – his goal in life to save her and ultimately, to find forgiveness.
P.A. DAVIES @PADAVIES_
BITS ABOUT BOOKS @CAROLINEBOOKBIT
I am absolutely thrilled to finally be able to share with you the great cover for ABSOLUTION – P.A. Davies fifth book! Look at the eyes of the young man, Jada, the book’s protagonist, and tell me what you see. There are mixed emotions such as regret, loss, guilt and determination. Those are the eyes of a man, haunted by the past and his inability to act, a witness to his parents’ death and powerless to save his sister. A life filled with remorse and only one goal to pursue: to find his sister and rescue her.
ABSOLUTION is a cleverly plotted thriller, in which we are witness to the atrocities of civil war in the Sudan in the nineties – and go even further back in time to the horrors of WWII which somehow prove to be the ideal foundation for a man’s pure evilness. The various storylines culminate in modern day London, but in what way, we do not know until the very last pages…
When the Militia came in the peaceful village of Nyanyar Ngun, South Sudan in 1993 – amidst the backdrop of a bitter civil war – it wasn’t in peace. Under the command of General Ode Tombura, the soldiers of the SPF committed untold atrocities in that small farming village before finally razing it to the ground.
Boys were taken from their families to be trained as soldiers of the Militia, whilst girls as young as eight-years-old were abducted for trafficking to a waiting market of odious buyers.
In a field of high-maize, sixteen-year-old Jada lay hidden and afraid, witnessing the merciless slaughter of his parents and the capture of his sister Kadeni powerless to stop it, too frightened to try.
But now – tortured with grief, consumed with shame and driven by guilt – Jada must embark on a long and arduous journey to rescue his sister from a sinister world and find his absolution … or die trying!
What Readers Say
“A shocking story and fast-paced thriller.”
– Bits about Books (yes, I have read it and loved it!)
About George, a Gentleman of the Road:
“Thoroughly enjoyed this book. A well-written perspective of life itself blending all possible human emotions.”
– Malcolm Hollingdrake, author
About Nobody Heard Me Cry:
“Fantastic book. The reader is not just drawn into the stories of the characters, but more dragged down every backstreet of Manchester alongside them, feeling each moment of joy and pain. Dark, funny and brilliantly written!”
– An Amazon Customer
About P.A. Davies
P.A. Davies was born in Manchester, UK, a city he has lived in and around all his life. He loves Manchester and is proud to be part of the multi-cultural, modern city that houses two Premiership football teams and is the birthplace of many a famous band, such as Oasis, the Stone Roses, Take That and Simply Red.
For most of his life, he has dabbled with writing various pieces – from poems to short fictional stories – but this was always just for fun. However, following advice from a good friend he decided to have a go at writing a novel. Thus, his first novel ‘Letterbox’ (my review) was conceived, a fictional take on the infamous IRA bombing of Manchester in 1996. It took him over a year to complete but while doing so, he found it to be one of the most satisfying and interesting paths he had ever followed. It came as no surprise that the writing bug subsequently became firmly embedded within him.
P.A. Davies’ second book – George: A Gentleman of the Road (my review) – was published in May 2013 and is a true story about one of Manchester’s homeless. His third novel – The Good in Mister Philips (my review) – is an erotic novel (arguably set to rival Fifty Shades…!) and his fourth – Nobody Heard Me Cry (Dec. 2015, my review) – is again a fact-based tale about Manchester’s darker side. The thriller ‘Absolution’ (Oct. 2017, my review) is his fifth novel.
To label P.A. Davies’ writings would be difficult because his works range from thrillers to touching novels to true-to-life tales embedded in a captivating story, making P.A. Davies an imaginative and versatile storyteller.
Where to find P.A. Davies:
FB Author Page: bit.ly/padavies
Amazon Author Page: bit.ly/AmtoPADavies
The paperback copy will be available on Amazon from publication day on, Oct. 24th.
|Publisher||MJD Publishing (24 Oct 2017)|