The Fairways Bequest
Matthew Longhouse is twenty-six years old, works in a shop and lives alone in a cheap flat in a provincial English city. It’s an unexciting life until a chance meeting with an outrageous old man is followed by two unexpected pieces of good luck.
But at the same time Matt’s world is rocked by a phenomenon so outrageous he’d never believe it, were it not for the fact that to everyone around him it’s not a phenomenon at all, but perfectly normal.
Trying to find out what has happened to him leads to the disappearance of his feckless cousin Barry, turns him into a reluctant criminal, and results in his being hunted and finally captured by the mysterious man behind it all. The price of the answers he needs appears likely to be his life.
Can Matt change what happened to him, or at least resolve himself to living with it? More importantly, will he get the chance to do either?
Published: 16 December 2013