Publication Date: 13 October 2022
On the evening of the launch of his debut novel, Matt West and his wife, Jo are knocked down by a car. She is killed and he’s left in a wheelchair. After a challenging few months in hospital, Matt begins living independently. The driver of the car, Greg Dymond struggles with anger, mental turmoil and guilt but also organises a crowdfunding appeal to help Matt and his young daughter, Tilly. Community Nurse, Sophie Howlett supports Matt with daily living and emotional adjustment. Emerging from her latest unsatisfactory relationship, and with no one else to turn to, Sophie goes to Matt for support. Thus begins a valuable friendship as they seek to move on from what life has thrown at them – and love grows. A story of grief and joy, conflict and resolution, tears and laughter.
A contemporary story of loss & love. The title reflects the message of the book which is one of hope over adversity and that moving on, rebuilding life, is always possible.
Looking to Move On is Richard’s debut novel and published by Chronos Publishing on 13 October 2022.
Launch Events: 21 & 22 October 2022