An accident, a suicide, an act of criminal negligence and a near-death experience. Published by Picador as a 'Short Reads' ebook in December 2011, bringing together four fact-inspired stories from France, the USA and Canada.
What the Driver Saw is inspired by a freak accident on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais, the 1920s equivalent of Princess Diana’s last ride through Paris.
The Trap takes us to New York in the 1870s, when a woman at the centre of a public scandal decides she’s had enough.
Sissy, inspired by the discovery of a pioneer coffin in London, Ontario, is about the lingering effects of a death on the living.
Fall explores an incident at Niagara Falls in 1901 when a middle-aged schoolteacher staked her future on an act so daring it could be called suicidal.