One Moment of Madness
by Carol M. Creasey
Tragically orphaned at the age of eight, twins Rachel and Diana share identical
looks but not personality.
As they grow up and become more independent, the studious and quiet natured
Rachel is alarmed when dramatic and attention seeking Diana meets travelling
gypsy Jake at a fair, but it is she, Rachel, that unexpectedly falls madly in
love with strikingly handsome Neil Morris, whilst Diana has a feeling of
foreboding about the relationship and does not like or trust Neil.
Diana’s flatmate, Clare, has recently had a miscarriage and is desperate to replace
her loss, and when Diana finds she is herself pregnant after being raped, she
agrees that Clare can adopt her unwanted baby. However, when her daughter is
born there is an immediate bond and Diana decides to keep baby Ella, much to
the dismay of Clare.
Events take a very dark turn when baby Ella is stolen from the hospital, with
the last sighting being that of a nurse taking her out of the maternity ward. .
Whilst Diana immediately assumes Clare has taken the baby, it soon becomes
apparent that her twin Rachel has vanished without trace and the baby’s father, who now has a new partner called Anna, also seems a possible line of
enquiry for the police.
As time passes, Diana is left devastated at the abduction of her baby and she
desperately misses her twin sister to confide in. She is surprised when her
first love Jake turns up as one of the detectives and wonders what the future
will hold – will she ever find out what happened, in that one terrible moment, to baby
Carol M. Creasey
Kent born author Carol M. Creasey wrote her first book about her autistic son
entitled My Life is Worth Living! With four children to cope with, the book brilliantly reflects her struggles balancing a full family life and still giving her son the extra care he needed. Many years later, in her novel The Power of Love, Carol drew from these experiences and wrote of the problems faced by a young
1960s mother having to cope with an autistic son.
As well as looking after her family, Carol has had a career as a manager in
various china and glass merchandising establishments and also owned her own
shop. Writing has always remained an important part of Carol’s life, and One Moment of Madness is her sixth published novel.