H E Joyce
I have had a passion for writing from an early age, and it has never left me. An avid reader, I enjoy losing myself in a really good mystery. Mysteries, thrillers, and the paranormal are the genres in which I like to write, and I try to leave as much to the imagination of my readers as possible. If you like stories with a perfectly happy ending, then my books may not be for you, as I prefer, in most cases, to leave them open to interpretation.
It has taken many years to finally pursue my dream of becoming a writer and publishing my work. I was a firefighter for eighteen years, which was extremely rewarding, I also worked as a newspaper photographer and as a freelance artist, and I still dabble from time to time. I hope you enjoy reading my novels and short stories as much as I enjoy writing them. I am currently busy working on my next projects, a complete series of paranormal thrillers, and a selection of short stories.
Thank you for reading and I really do welcome any feedback, I would be delighted to answer any questions you may have.
The Deadliest Game
A storm is coming to the small town of Brooksville, Maine. After moving from the city with her young son, Laura finds an inner peace like she has not had for some time. But following the idyllic life she has found, changes when she is invited to a Halloween dance and is introduced to Michael Peterson, the local lawyer. After a brief romance, they marry, and for a while life seems perfect. That is until she begins to receive strange phone calls and sees shapes lurking in shadows. Is she losing her mind? Or could it be that her past is catching up with her.
Orphaned, struggling with her grief, and a burden on her aunt, Miranda Fisher is sent to a boarding school on the Welsh border, miles from her native London, and when a new house-mistress arrives at the school, Miranda's life becomes a living nightmare.
She stumbles on information which leads her to believe her life is in danger, however, it proves difficult to convince anyone. Who, or what, is she in danger from? Is the danger real? or simply the invention of a traumatised mind? Plagued with uncertainty and confusion, she knows that however painful it might be - she must face her fears and discover the truth in a thrilling and unexpected climax to this taught psychological thriller.
A mesmerising tale of terror from the pen of H E Joyce, author of, Miranda's Fortune, and The Cuckoo Club.
A young and inexperienced vicar is called upon to counsel one of his more eccentric parishioners. Alex Wainright has been haunted by memories of his childhood all his life, and wishes to lay the ghosts of his past life to rest.
It is a week before Christmas, and forty-one years to the day that he has lived with his terrible secret, and he is convinced that the events of that day have caught up with him at last. A solitary figure, he has sought solace from a past deed through alcohol, but absolution is what he seeks now - before it is too late.
The Cuckoo Club
Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Tony Lovett's promising career with a large accountancy firm, comes to an abrupt end, and following hundreds of fruitless job applications, he decides on a fresh and radical approach.
But when he receives a mysterious message inviting him to an informal meeting, he finds himself embroiled in a web of intrigue. It is a life-changing opportunity - but will he take it?