“This afternoon I shall go to my own funeral service before I watch them bury me under six feet of London clay.”
When kindly provincial solicitor, Andrew Soulsby, fails to listen to his instincts he is condemned to live an evil man’s life in a tailspin to destruction. Plagued by dark memories that do not belong to him and arrested for crimes of which he has no knowledge, he faces professional ruin, bankruptcy and a prison cell.
Can Andrew discover what has happened to him, and will he find a way to survive if he regains the love of his wife and children, or is the truth altogether more terrifying?
Fantasy meets grim reality in this gripping medico-legal mystery thriller with an original twist, making you question what it means to have a soul, a sense of self.
"A great tale... a very moral and philosophical story."
The Law Society's Gazette
John Lawrance studied Law at Queen Mary, London, before qualifying as a solicitor. He lives in Enfield with his wife and their Labrador called Victor. In his youth, he was on the ground-staff at Lord’s as an M.C.C. Young Professional. A Spurs fan and season ticket holder, he enjoys watching matches with his son and daughter. At the age of seventy-two, Hosting Andrew is his first novel.
Ruth Searle (Guest Review) - 26 Dec, 2023
A truly gripping and intriguing thriller! I was hooked from beginning to end. I loved John Lawrance's clever writing style and the twists and turns kept me guessing until the very end. Intelligent and thoughtful, this is a brilliant first novel and I sincerely hope there's more to come.