Ellipsis by Nikki Dudley

"Right on time," Daniel Mansen mouths to Alice as she pushes him to his death. Haunted by these words, Alice becomes obsessed with discovering how a man she didn't know could predict her actions. On the day of the funeral, Daniel's cousin, Thom, finds a piece of paper in Daniel's room detailing the exact time and place of his death.
As Thom and Alice both search for answers, they become knotted together in a story of obsession, hidden truths and the gaps in everyday life that can destroy or save a person.
Ellipsis is a disturbing thriller stemming from what is left unsaid, what bounces around in the mind and evaporates when trying to remember. Can there be a conclusion when no-one seems to know the truth?

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Ellipsis by Nikki Dudley

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Nikki Dudley

 Nikki Dudley

Nikki is managing editor of streetcake magazine and also runs the streetcake writing prize and MumWrite. She has a chapbook and collection with KFS. She is the winner of the Virginia Prize 2020 for her second novel, Volta.



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Reviews of Ellipsis

 "It’s a tale that will keep them wondering, gasping, thinking, smiling, grimacing, rereading. What more can a reader ask for?"
Spinetingler Magazine

"Tight, evocative gut-punches tempered by the desperate details of everyday life."

Shawn Kupfer, author of White Male, 34
"This is the type of story that keeps a reader up half the night."
Maureen Vincent-Northam, author of 'The Writer's ABC Checklist' and 'The Greatest Genealogy Tips in the World', Hereford
"I wouldn't have stopped reading if my house was on fire!"
Cas Peace, author of ‘For the Love of Daisy’, North Hampshire
"The pacing is excellent, the characters fragile, flawed and consumed with grief and guilt. I could not recommend this book enough."
Review posted on goodreads.com
"An intriguing, satisfying read"
David Hebblethwaite
"Ellipsis is a very stylish, compelling read that will stay with you for a long time, and Sparkling Books have very much lived up to their name in their presentation of this title. Nikki Dudley has a burgeoning literary career that should go on from strength to strength following the publication of the magnificent Ellipsis. I look forward to reading more works by this great writer."
Kevin Mahoney, Authortrek.com
"Exciting, psychologically complex, and disconcerting, it is a powerful tale of two misfits trying to uncover long hidden secrets about themselves and their pasts. Dudley has an often startling eye for description and her simple poetic prose will delight readers looking for something slightly different in the crime thriller genre."
Sam Ruddock, Writers' Centre, Norwich
"This is a work of literacy .. the pleasure is in the writing style"
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Ellipsis by Nikki Dudley, ISBN: 9781907230189 (Paperback), 9781907230219 (Ebook)