Is The Truth Delusion … ?
… Or Can Delusion Be The Truth?
1970 – During the last four hundred and fifty-two years, gifted artist Annie Carr has killed in self-defence a number of times and never had to face the consequences. This time things are different. When she is witnessed brutally stabbing and killing a man, an uncompromising district attorney wants her executed. Desperate for a way out, Annie resorts to a dangerous tactic – she tells the truth about herself.
2012 – Sara Farsley has worries other women would kill for: she enjoys perfect health and she isn’t ageing – at forty-six she still looks and feels no different from when she was thirty.
When Sara was young, her mother told her they would both live forever. But how could that be true when her mother, a killer known to be delusional, is long dead?
Having lived her life trying to forget her past, Sara is persuaded by her family to find the truth, and the deeper she digs, the more bizarre the truth becomes.
The second book in the Rare Traits Trilogy, Delusional Traits continues the story of the 15th-century Renaissance artist John Andrews and others like him. The now almost six-hundred-year-old John never met his daughter Paola, born in Naples in 1518, but not only is he certain that she shared his rare traits, he is also convinced that she is still alive. His hopes are raised when his art-and-computer-expert friend Ced Fisher shows him a number of brilliant paintings by an artist called Annie Carr that cannot be distinguished from the work of a 19th century female artist. But then John’s hopes are dashed when he discovers that Annie Carr is dead.
Or was her death a delusion?