A Leaf Falls

Richard Walker, or Rychy, mid-twenties, intelligent, obsessive, socially uncomfortable and liable to faint under stress, finds himself in a deserted street with no knowledge of how or why. Having taken refuge, initially in a house and later on a lawned office block roof, he searches the town for inhabitants without success.

Rychy’s life is interrupted by a voice shouting for help and, ignoring his fears, he rescues the beautiful Bonni from some starving dogs. As she recovers from recently being held captive an unlikely relationship is formed but their peace is soon to be irrevocably broken.

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Mr. Tl Smith

A well-written first book

A well-written book with a distinctive style, about a man who finds himself in a deserted town, not knowing where he is or how he got there. His story is gradually revealed, with some humour and some shocks along the way. The characters are well defined, and I found myself always wanting to know what was going to happen next. It's difficult to talk more about the plot without giving too much away, but it follows the man's growing awareness of his situation and what he needs to do to survive.

I hope that more books from this author will follow.

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Gripping Dystopian story

A great read about a man who wakes up in an empty world. Well written and well paced. A recommended read

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Suresh Kumar

Excellent book to read.

“It’s amazing what you can do when you’ve got nothing to do.”

Mark Halle

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It's me, Mark

I was born a few yards away from the sea in a house in East Sussex sometime in the last century. I am, or have been, a player of the classical guitar, an assistant stage manager in a theatre, a bank clerk, a marathon runner, a software engineer, a writer. Some things that I like are: hearing the sound of snow underfoot, gazing into the distance, drinking interesting beer and, that rarest of rarities, a good night’s sleep.

I’ve often wondered what it would be like to wake up to find that everyone has disappeared, not just at home but in the street, the town - an empty world perhaps. For some, maybe most, the devastating emotional realisation would be too much. But what if you get past that? This book follows a young man in just such a situation. He finds himself alone. Or is he?

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