Paris, France, and attractive, vibrant 26-year-old Sloane from Stamford, England, meets Nicholas, a writer and artist from Boston, USA, and ten years her senior. The attraction is immediate. Sloane believes that she has found the love of her life. But as the days pass, it becomes clear that things are not quite as they seem. Christmastime in New York and Nicholas and Sloane are finally making plans. Their fixation, one with the other, is overwhelming. But fate has a way of disrupting what they are certain is meant to be - and disaster is on the way. Telling their story to 'Em', Nicholas and Sloane recount their first meeting, their thoughts and actions and the tale of their passionate affair, delving ever deeper into the dark and sinister side of compulsive love. What is it that is driving them, why is it so urgent - and who is the mysterious Em? Jae De Wylde explores the raw emotion of obsessive love and the power of perception in this poignant, compelling and splendidly-paced tale of secrets, lies, blame and guilt with its bitter, heart-breaking twists. 'A powerful account of how obsession, passion and greed take over lives - and the consequences of disregarding the impact of actions on the lives and feelings of others.' Janna Gray, author, Kilingiri '... an emotionally intelligent page-turner.' Leslie-Ann Bosher, author, To The Manor Drawn 'An atmospheric, haunting love story that kept me constantly guessing. I loved how time flowed effortlessly. I was moved to tears.' Lynda Renham, author, Croissants and Jam
Half Dutch, and born between the in-and-out gates of a distillery on the borders of Wandsworth and Battersea, way before the area became chic, I loved the whole London culture vibe as I was growing up. I went to Grey Coat Hospital Girls' Grammar School in Victoria (a real privilege - I am grateful for the experience to this day), and then on to read BA Jt Hons Modern Languages at the University of Bristol. I loved my early career as a Modern Languages(French and German)teacher, working in both the state and private sector. Writing has been in my blood for as long as I can remember. Following on from freelance journalism, my work as Editor for Travelsphere holidays was fantastic - travel is a great passion and I am blessed to have done a lot of it, including a magical spell as an expat in the Middle East! I also enjoyed editing Embrace Magazine for a couple of years - an intensely busy time, bonkers but good. Life has not all been easy. When one of the closest people to me died I thought that the world would end, and it almost did. When I surfaced, I realised that it had simply changed forever, and decided to honour her memory with the passion I try to inject into everything I do. The Thinking Tank was inspired by a desire to turn life's crappy stuff into something meaningful and enriching...our past doesn't always have to dictate our future. Sleeping People Lie, my new title, (Summertime Publishing November 2012)is a love story with a dark edge set between Paris and New York. I am now living in Lincolnshire with my husband and two chihuahuas.