When Heath Valen steps out of Dr Abrahams office the weight of his diagnosis sits as heavy as the cancer in his lungs. Too alienated to tell his estranged wife, Katherine. Too scared to tell their two children, Tyler and Alice. Heath turns instead to a familiar anaesthetic to suppress the rising panic as mortality’s cold shadow looms.
It’s while drunk at a bar that he first meets Belias, a mysterious stranger who claims to offer salvation.
But at a cost…
An alcoholics delusion, or a demon who can cheat death? Heath will have to complete Belias’s Wicked Games to find out.
Wicked Games, from debut author Tommy Bartholomew, is a fascinating and unique exploration of the nature of trauma, morality and addiction. Free on Kindle.