Today I’m releasing “The Sanctuary on Cayman Brac” – the sequel to “The Healer” and “The Gamblers
and all three books together in one #bargain #boxset “The Fraud or Miracle Trilogy

The Trilogy started with a draft for “The Healer” that was very serious and explored the conflict between Western, scientific Medicine practice and alternatives, from Accupuncture to spiritual healing. Even rational people experience odd sensations when they go to alternative healers but does that mean they are being healed? 

Being one of those rational people myself I took courses in Reiki to get to the bottom of this, and today, a Reiki Master, I have not yet lost my critical and doubting mind.
I’m not religious and don’t believe in miracles per se but in the possibility of the unexplainable. So my own doubt swings both ways.

The first draft of “The Healer”, however, was getting too dry for my liking and needed to come out of the lecturing territory. With the arrival of one of the side characters the novel suddenly cried out to me to become a thriller, with the themes of doubt and trust becoming less rigid and more playful.

I took this theme of doubt versus trust to “The Gamblers”, where sudden wealth changes Ben Andrew’s life and opens doors he never thought possible opening. But are the new opportunities in his life real? Can he trust his new friends?

“The Sanctuary on Cayman Brac” ties up the lose ends from both novels in a plot full of twists and revelations. I thought it a good idea to release all three together, now that the novels are linked.

In “The Healer” advertising executive Erica Whittaker, diagnosed with terminal cancer, seeks help from retired, controversial healer Arpan. He has retired for good reasons, casting more than the shadow of a doubt over his abilities. So begins a journey that will challenge them both as the past threatens to catch up with him as much as with her. On one level this is just the story of a young woman trying to survive, on the other it’s about power, greed and selfish agendas, even when life or death is at stake. Can Arpan really heal her? Can she trust him with her life? And will they both achieve what they set out to do before running out of time?

In “The Gamblers” Ben, an insecure accountant obsessed with statistics, gambling and beating the odds, wins sixty-four million in the lottery and finds himself challenged by the possibilities that his new wealth brings.
He soon falls under the influence of charismatic Russian gambler Mirco, whom he meets on a holiday in New York. He also falls in love with a stewardess, Wendy, but now that Ben’s rich he finds it hard to trust anyone. As both relationships become more dubious, Ben needs to make some difficult decisions and figure out who’s really his friend and who’s just in it for the money.

In “The Sanctuary on Cayman Brac” the loose ends from both novels come to a head in a sizzling finale on the Carribbean Island when the truths about all frauds and/or miracles will be released.

Praise for “The Healer”:

Lots of twists and a brilliant ending

I like a book that has me second guessing all the way through. It grabs hold and takes you on a wonderful journey. This book is exactly like that. I changed my mind as to who is wrong and who is right, who could be trusted and who couldn’t, from the start through to the finish.

Praise for “The Gamblers”

This story is thrilling, fascinating, fast-paced, and it presents interesting physiological questions on human natural in general and Ben Andrews in particular. A wonderful story I highly recommend!