Title: Nelumbo Nucifera
Author: Cristina Slough
Genre: Adult, Psychological Thriller
Release Date: January 24, 2017Summary:
On the surface, Gaby Parker has it all; however, behind closed doors, is a woman who lives in constant fear of the man who was supposed to love her: her husband, Kyle. Beaten, desperate, and broken, Gaby realizes the only way to escape from her violent husband is to kill herself — on paper. Gaby is dead, and Riley Locklin is born, residing in the tranquil coastal town of Chesswick Bay Montauk where she hopes to start over and meets a man who shows her bruises aren’t kisses.
Meanwhile, back home, Kyle is doing everything in his power to prove Gaby isn’t dead.
But…police find her burnt-out car and remains?
Kyle isn’t buying it; he knows she’s still alive. He launches his own full investigation to find his wife — and he’ll stop at nothing to claim her back. A female Detective assigned to his wife’s case doesn’t like him very much after discovering a domestic violence report – scorned by the history of her mother’s domestic abuse, she’s determined to send Kyle down for his wife’s murder.
And then he finds her. Will Gaby finally take a stand?
Katie survived a violent acid attack in 2008 and soon after created The Katie Piper Foundation to help people who are living with burns and scars.
The charity’s vision is for a world where scars do not limit function, social inclusion or sense of well-being. We aim to give the life-changing rehabilitation and scar management that the UK so desperately needs.
Katie is now thriving – she’s been able to rebuild her life, returning to work, getting married and having her first child. But life isn't without struggles. For burns survivors the suffering continues long after the injuries. Katie’s Foundation transforms the lives from ones of simply surviving, to thriving - whatever that may mean for them.
In buying this book, you’ve been part of changing everything for someone who may have felt they had nothing. Here’s what the proceeds will fund.
- Events across the UK, run by trained Peer Supporters, which give beneficiaries the chance to meet others in similar circumstances and to share experiences. Here’s what one attendee said about it: “Last year I endured 85% burns to my face and body. Overnight the person I knew was gone. I thought “what is the point in me being here anymore?”I attended a weekend with other burn survivors. I learned that I was not alone! I was amazed at the attendees’ strength, courage and confidence. My life wasn't over. I am just different now. If it wasn't for that weekend away, I don't know if I'd still be here today.”
- Advice to people who are living with burns and scars, often enabling free, ongoing, access to life-changing treatments such as medical tattooing and hair replacement.
- Sharing our knowledge and insight through activities. Hosting workshops such as Scar Academy UK, attended by professionals ranging from physiotherapists, to nurses working in UK burns healthcare. Other charities and organisations in the UK are supported by us and we contribute towards the national strategy of burns rehabilitation and scar management.
We are closer than ever to accomplishing Katie’s aim to set up specialist residential rehabilitation, with the best partners, giving a pioneering service. We have so much more to do – and we treasure your support in achieving our vision.
Novelist, movie addict, and animal lover, Cristina Slough is the author of:
Nelumbo Nucifera and Till Death Us Do Part.
Cristina has always been a bookworm, rarely seen without a pen and paper in her hand, she loves delving into a literacy fictional world of her own.
Although Cristina loves pink and fluffy, her writing isn’t. She loves to focus on raw human emotion and gritty story lines; she’s very fond of messing with her readers heads by weaving twists into her books.
Cristina is married to Adam, who runs a successful business; together they share their Bedfordshire home with their son, and several spoiled pets. As a family, they love to travel frequently, the United States being a firm favorite.