For this writer, there’s no better time to dive into a new book than the fall, when I can curl up under a blanket next to a roaring fire and escape from the day-to-day drudgery. Which is why Forgotten Violets, the debut novel from Martin Niewood, caught my eye.
If you’re also looking for something new to add to your collection, read on for the details about Forgotten Violets, which is available now on Amazon and will be arriving in select brick-and-mortar retailers this month. It’s the first book in a three-part series that asks: What would you do if you suddenly realized everything in your life was a complete lie?
At eighteen, Meadow Noone has endured more horror than most people witness in a lifetime. After escaping her captor’s cellar, she realizes that this was not the end of her problems; it was the beginning.
Rescued from the lifeless tundra, she is arrested for a crime she didn’t commit. Feigning amnesia, she is determined to hide her secret, a secret too terrible to reveal. In a place where nothing is as it appears, her trial in Thornbridge is unnerving, as the formidable interrogator, Quinn Cerpen, knows more than he is letting on. Pursued by real and legendary demons, Meadow’s enemies are closer than she could imagine for Aiden Rose, the monster of the tundra, is always watching. With no one to turn to, she relies upon her friends, Parker and Elizabeth, to retain her sanity.
Overwhelmed by anxiety, she succumbs to Elsyn, a mysterious and addictive fruit. She wonders if the Elsyn is powerful enough to free her from the past that haunts her. Before long she realizes that there is more to this sinister plot than her abduction and that the Elsyn is part of the puzzle. Forgotten Violets is the story of Meadow’s journey through a psychological landscape of deceit and betrayal that causes her to question her relationships and beliefs. She knows that she is changing… but changing into what?