For five years Edie has worked for the Elysian Society, a secretive organisation that provides a very specialised service: its clients come to reconnect with their dead loved ones by channelling them through living ‘Bodies’.Discreet and detached,seemingly cut off from both past and the present, Edie is the perfect Body.
But everything changes when Edie begins to channel Sylvia,the glamorous wife of enigmatic new client Patrick.The more time that Edie spends as Sylvia, the closer she comes to falling in love with Patrick. And the more mysterious the circumstances around Sylvia’s death appear. As Edie falls under Sylvia’s spell, she must discover not only the couple’s darkest secrets, but also her own long-buried memories and desires – before it’s too late.
I loved every page of Sara Flannery Murphy’s first novel The Possessions. The front cover is gorgeous. I can tell you that I had an obsession of my own I couldn’t put this book down. What kept me turning the pages was how beautiful the sentences were written with a fresh different idea for a novel. I can see why Sara Flannery Murphy received an MFA in Creative Writing. If anyone has ever tried to write a novel, they will know how hard it is. I will treasure my book on in my book case.
The Possessions Is a thriller, ghost story and a study of sexual obsession that will haunt you long after you turn the last page. For five years Edie has worked for the Elysian Society, a secret organisation that provides a very special service. The Society’s clients pay to reconnect with their dead loved ones by channelling them through living bodies. I highly recommend reading The Possessions.
A few lines from the book.
I can feel it. Little flashes of strangeness, stepping outside myself. It happens when I’m waking or falling into sleep, when I’m performing a mindless task that doesn’t require my attention. A disorientation that renders all my surroundings suddenly too vivid, as if I’m looking around at a new landscape.
The Possessions by Sara Flannery Murphey is Published on the 9th March 2017 in hardback by Scribe.