Belief is the reason anyone ever achieved anything. Belief is that feeling that your actions are the right ones, even in the face of logical argument to the contrary or mounting opposition. The majority of that opposition comes from within, but you pursue what feels right anyway, following that internal compass into the unknown.
Rachel’s compass led her through the darkness and into twilight, but she thinks she’s arrived in the quiet, predictable life she should be leading. It’s just a pause; a deep breath before the next inevitable step which begins to reveal itself with a random, innocuous dream. This dream becomes the catalyst for a sudden and profound change in Rachel. Her inescapable obligation to do the right thing propels her on a journey where she is forced to face not only other people’s extreme emotions (which she has long avoided) but more importantly her own serious self-imposed limitations, tolerances and her own blighted past.
It’s kill or cure and the outcome seems to rest on three things: a famous stranger following a chance meeting, a benign, apparently prophetic, angelic soul who continually appears in Rachel’s dreams and most crucially, Rachel’s ability to change. Will Rachel survive?
Published: 21 June 2013