Ever fallen for a bad boy? Bad enough – but what if you fell for someone not quite who they seemed to be? Someone who could lead you into danger, perhaps even pose a threat to your life or your family’s lives? Once you knew their secret, could you ever trust them or would you just have to follow your heart?
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ROME ALONE & ROME AGAIN
In ROME ALONE, unhappy housewife Bee sets off for a long weekend in Rome, fearing that her marriage to City trader Max is over.
From the other end of the country, newly-divorced Alzheimer’s expert Dr Neil McCarthy sets off for Rome to try and get over his ex-wife Susan running off with Ned, the Aussie childminder.
While Bee and Dr McCarthy navigate the Eternal City, crossing paths unexpectedly, other forces are at work, as Bee finds herself becoming unnerved by the presence of the desk clerk at her hotel – and Dr McCarthy finds himself the surprise target of attention from an unexpected quarter.
While Bee sits in her hotel room at a boutique hotel on Via Vittorio Veneto, just opposite the US Embassy, she is plagued by mysterious phone calls. Dr McCarthy has thriftily booked Maria’s one-star Pensione for his stay, up near the characterful Termini district. Still in recovery from his wife’s deceit, he is tormented by the radio next in the room next door and his fellow guests.
But how their holidays in Rome turn out will change their lives forever…
Three years later, in ROME AGAIN, they return – Bee on a mission to find a man she suspects is not what he seems; while Dr McCarthy attends a scientific conference and meets his nemesis – a man who will make inroads into his life in ways he never expected. The Eternal City opens up before them once more and the hidden forces at work on their first visit suddenly begin to reveal themselves.
VERONA ALONE & VERONA AGAIN
In the sequel, VERONA ALONE, Dr McCarthy’s former sister-in-law Moira celebrates her divorce in Verona, after a dismal attempt at online dating.
In the city of love, Moira meets a gallant American tourist, who takes her under his wing. However, her new friend proves unreliable and appears to have a secret. When he suggests that Moira accompany him to Venice, the truth about him begins to unravel, with terrifying results.
VERONA AGAIN sees FBI Special Agent Edward Fenshall and his colleague Karl O’Rourke relaunch the hunt for Romanian capo dei capi Diego Lazlo Dagobert, whose yacht is heading for Venice. Dagobert’s real identity is unknown and he frequently disappears off the radar, but it seems they now have a chance to apprehend him and link him to the opioid scandal gripping the world.
What happens in Venice, does not stay in Venice, however, and the operation has unforeseen consequences for both Edward Fenshall – and Dr Neil McCarthy, as secrets in his family begin to unravel and he finds himself more involved with his nemesis than he anticipated.
There are consequences for Moira, too, as she finds she has to return to Verona in search of the past and a ghost that haunts her, which she must lay to rest before she can move forward.
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The ROME ALONE series contains humour, sexual content and adult themes which some may find upsetting.
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Coming next – ROME AT LAST & VERONA AT LAST – the final two books in the series.
About the author
Angela Meredith is a freelance journalist and content writer and usually covers healthcare, legal content, as well as cryptocurrency. She is a former winner of the Verity Bargate Award for new playwrights and a BBC-commissioned screenwriter. Her work has received rehearsed readings at Soho Theatre and Unity Theatre, Liverpool. ROME ALONE was one of 100 winners of the Artists’ and Writers’ Yearbook’s New Novel Centenary Award. She was also shortlisted for RED magazine’s travel writer award.