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Almost

Almost

Author(s): Dan McNay

Location(s): Los Angeles

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): contemporary

A raw and tender novel with a powerful jaw-dropping narrative climax that will stay with you forever.

The Los Angeles university campus where Violet works is undergoing restructuring. Her friend Sandy has lost her job and the atmosphere has become toxic.

Violet develops a romantic bond with Sandy and begins to form a picture of a happy future, despite all the problems.

When Sandy’s son gets involved with a gang, however, a sudden violent event steals the future she hoped for.

Her life thrown upside down, Violet now lurches forward on a hazardous path to control her destiny by any means.

ALMOST has a slow build-up of screen-gripping intensity leading to a dramatic, unexpected finale.

Look out for UNDER THE COLD STONES and THE SMALLEST CREATURES, two other suspense titles by Dan McNay available on Kindle and in paperback.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

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First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

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