Publisher : CreateSpace
Les McCubbin is an ordinary guy, but he doesn’t think much of himself. “I’m dull, mercurial, and often morose. Always Les,” he tells us. But he is passionate about his fraternal twin brother Addison who, he says, “is everything I’m not: tall, blond, athletic, outgoing.”
Despite the psychic bond the brothers share with one another, Addison comes and goes as he pleases, in and out of Les’s life, often leaving a trail of trouble for his brother to clean up. His final act upon the stage, however, leaves both lives changed forever.
The Story Behind This Book
It started with a dream. A nightmare, really.
One night in March I had trouble getting to sleep. Tired as I was, every moment of near slumber was snatched away from me by a jolt of adrenaline and racing, incoherent thoughts. My restless legs soon joined in, turning the day’s swan song into a dance as well. It was then that I reached for the medication and finally fell asleep.
When I awoke, it was from a vivid nightmare. I can’t tell you now what it was about, but at that moment I perceived it as an entire novel. I knew not only what had happened, but just how I felt about it too. It was as though it had actually happened to me.
I flew out of bed and began writing, skipping both the bathroom and my breakfast smoothie, the usual first steps to my morning routine. I wrote and wrote and am still writing. I see the whole story. I know the characters. I’m one of them.
Praise and Reviews
, author of Second Chances, says :
5 out of 5 stars — I was hooked on this story from the start. I
find the way it was written fascinating. The author literally dreamt
this book, and then wrote it all out from his memory, without editing
it. It’s just perfect as it is! I heard about Marty Beaudet’s
experimental writing and, although curious, I didn’t have time to go
and read the serial as it was developing online. I finally found time
to visit the blog and read the free online version when the author had
already written 16 chapters. I read the whole thing in one sitting
because it was that gripping!
Losing Addison is a psychological thriller exploring
schizophrenia and the unexplained bond between twins. It’s a story that
will have you glued to the page. The suspense is well constructed and
made me want to continue reading until I found out what was happening.
The story unravels bit by bit, slowly revealing the reasons behind
the characters’ behaviour. Beaudet drip feeds the information in the
most effective way, with flashback scenes and high drama. A
wonderfully entertaining story. I’d recommend it to everyone who likes
a good suspenseful thriller.
Joel Kirkpatrick, author of Breathing Into Stone says:
So chilling. There are so many possibilities brought to life by
this story. The one that just haunts me – this is NOT an insanity.
Written directly as a paranormal, to force that response, it might have
lacked the power it has. ‘Losing Addison’ is a wide-open doorway, with
terrible monsters in the darkness beyond. Name your accolades, Sir,
you have earned a basket full.
Marty Beaudet is a freelance writer, graphic designer, and communications consultant.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, he has lived in Damascus,
Oregon since 1998 with his husband Chuck.