Fly Back and Purify

Recovering from a serious psychological meltdown local journalist Jack Compton gets his big break. In July 1994 an ‘unusual incident’ occurs at Brookwood railway station in leafy Surrey and he’s sent to investigate.

What happens next is a ‘Pandora’s Box’ of implosion that will either make or break him. An event so strange that even those around him cannot explain or comprehend. But with Jack... is it all just a state of mind? 


"A must read for everyone!"
 - Daniel Blow
  

 

No.1 Lulu.com General Fiction - Top Ten Amazon Kindle

ISBN : 978 -0244316082 - First published July 2017 by Publish Nation/Lulu.com

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£12.99 Paperback or £3.83 Kindle (204 pages)

What people are saying...

“A great read right the way through, it is cleverly written and it answers a lot of questions from ‘The Asylum Soul’ although the book itself can be read just in its own right as a story. I am a disbeliever in the supernatural however this really got me thinking. More great characters build through the book and there are some great ‘laugh out loud’ lines. If you worked in the 90’s before the PC revolution you’ll love it too. Thoroughly enjoyable read. The local references to Woking and the Surrey surrounds made it very personal for me but again, it wouldn’t detract for someone not local.” – Paul Scott

"Such a good book, I was hooked. If you like reading, you should get this book, I highly recommend this, it's fabulous reading!" - Trudi Fletcher

"I enjoyed this more than the first (and that was good!)" - Jude Browne 

"Absolutely amazing!" - Tricia Harding

"An easy, enjoyable read." - Paul Maynard

"Just finished reading Mal Foster's Fly Back and Purify. Couldn't put it down, brilliant"' - Maureen Boultwood

"I bought the book the first day it came out. I really enjoyed it and loved the unexpected twist at the end." - Tony Polak

"Another brilliant book!" - Becky Barnard

"Five Stars! This book is just what I needed." - Angie Smith 

"There is something about this book that I really loved. The author’s working of the characters made me feel like I was somewhere in the pages with them. The story is absorbing and the paranormal angle, unique and interesting. The whole thing left me wanting more.” – Jacqueline Cornthwaite

"Best book of this month!" - DB Readbook website (September 2017)

"Intelligent people will 'get' this book, it's cult material." - Jess Newman

"Got the book in the post this morning... Very good read. I didn't put it down until I had read it all." - Jeannette Sale-Smith

"Great book, great read." - Val Howlett

“Feeling emotional, just finished reading Mal Foster’s new book, a must read for everyone!”  – Daniel Blow 

"Fly Back and Purify, such a brilliant piece of writing. Well done!" - Fiona Browne

"Just finished reading Mal Foster's new novel 'Fly Back and Purify'; loved it. Looking forward to the next one." - Richard Storey

Article - Writing Magazine

Writing Magazine, October 2017

"I believe there is a valuable therapeutic benefit to be gained from writing and this is something that I have always used as a way of coping with life’s often unpredictable challenges," says author Mal Foster.

"Whilst writing my second novel 'Fly Back and Purify; I experienced one of the most beautiful periods of my life, quickly followed by perhaps my darkest ever spell.  Seeing the light of day is something we all take for granted so it’s quite ironic and unnerving that I have inadvertently chosen the backdrop of mental-health for both of my novels so far.

My first novel 'The Asylum Soul' is set in 1929 and tells the story of a young man who was incarcerated because he had a simple speech defect which these days would be easily treated through elocution therapy. 'Fly Back and Purify' is set some years later in 1994 and tells the tale of young local journalist Jack Compton.

Jack is now back at work at the ‘fictitious’ Woking Tribune following a psychological meltdown brought on by his marriage split from the wayward Kazkia. He’s then seduced by the newspaper’s editor Nancy Salem who is described as a scruffy, man-eating, chain-smoking eccentric.

Eventually Jack gets his big break after an unusual incident occurs at a local railway station and he’s sent to investigate. What happens next is a ‘Pandora’s Box’ of implosion that will either make or break him. An event so strange that even those around him cannot explain or comprehend. But with Jack... is it all just a state of mind?

Some of the key characters in the new book are the descendants of those in The Asylum Soul which connects the two titles." 

'Fly Back and Purify' came out in July 2017 in both paperback and e-book formats and is available from Amazon.co.uk or Lulu.com  

Reproduced - Courtesy : Writing Magazine