Tangled – The Synopsis

Well, its gone off in the post to The Romantic Novelists Association *bites finger nails* So i thought I’d share the synopsis.

It’s not exactly a synopsis, more like a blurb lol

Tangled is a novel about love, loyalty and the consequences of betrayal.

Anna Scott is a middle aged housewife who is bored with her life. Marriage and the pressures of bringing up children have left her overweight and tired. What happened to the fun loving girl she used to be?

Her husband Tim, several years older and recently retired, is content to potter around his garden and spend the rest of his days relaxing. Anna feels that life is slipping her by and whilst on a girls night out with her best friend she meets Harry, who she once knew as a twelve year old boy when she was involved in his case in her professional capacity, as a social worker.

Against her friends advice she agrees to meet him for a coffee, just to catch up with how his life has changed. But Harry makes it obvious that he wants more than just a mutual friendship. Flattered, Anna soon finds herself involved in a passionate affair with a man 12 years her junior.

Harry tries to persuade her to leave Tim and after she stalls he visits Tim and tells him of the affair. Unbeknown to Harry, Anna has recently aborted his child and Tim takes great pleasure in telling Harry so..

Anna decides to stay with Tim but Harry starts to stalk her. He becomes aggressive and even sets fire to Tim’s car. As Anna and Tim start to rebuild their marriage Tim is found dead on the living room floor, stabbed by a knife that is missing from Anna’s expensive knife block. But who are the suspects? Harry seems the obvious choice, but did Anna really want the boring housewife life after experiencing the excitement of Harry? Or could Tim’s first wife Fay (the one he left to be with Anna) hold the key to Tim’s final hours?

Yeah, ok, it’s definitely more like a blurb isn’t it lol πŸ˜‰ But that might have something to do with the fact that I haven’t really decided who did kill Tim lol. I have a theory, I know who I’d like to see as the killer, and I know how I want the book to end. It’s completely finished, so at the moment the reader is kind of left wondering who the murderer is.

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What do you think? Who killed Tim? πŸ˜‰

30 thoughts on “Tangled – The Synopsis

  1. I think Harry did it since he’s obviously some kind of sociopath. I’d want it to be him rather than her have to spend time with him again
    .It would be funny if Tim, now he has retired and finds time on his hands embarks on an affair which costs him his life when his girlfrfiend sees that he’s making a go of it with Anna.
    xx Hugs xxx


  2. Wow, that does sound really exciting. Not many romance novels have murder in. I can’t believe you don’t know who did it though! Or at least haven’t decided how they did it! That’s probably becasue I have recently turned into a control freak though. I have to plot out everything these days.
    Best of luckx


    • Thanks Debbie πŸ™‚

      I do like a love story, but I also like a bit if danger in there (it’s the Wuthering Heights fan in me lol). I think ALL my heroes are a bit Heathcliff lol

      Ha ha ha, well, it’s left so that no one really knows who did it….I’ve got my theory though πŸ˜‰



  3. The theme of no one can be completely happy matches the theme of pieces you’ve written in the past. More than any other blogger, you’ve brought me the joy of following someone for more than a year, and I’ve watched your writing grow. I know the Faber Readings have helped you along with the beautiful places you’ve visited and shared on your blog! I think you have a great plot here, and you’re going against the traditional clichΓ© that she has the lover’s baby. ~ Rebecca


    • Awwwww, thanks Becca πŸ™‚

      Yeah, I can see a similarity in all my work and it was only when I was answering Debbie above that I realised it’s my love of Wuthering Heights….the love story with a dark element. I think it’s been my biggest influence πŸ™‚

      *blush* πŸ™‚

      Thank you xx


  4. Hi Vickki, Anna could have a brother or sister, who can see she’s happier with Harry, so they do the thing they think will set her free. Maybe they could be secretly living nearby, without Tim knowing. Oh, I feel we know these characters already, good luck.


  5. Maybe an equally psychotic ex-girlfriend of Harry kills Tim, because she’s jealous of him chasing Anna. She wants to make both their lives miserable to show Tim he should have stayed with her.


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