Deirdre Quiery’s follow up to the critical success of Eden Burning, The Secret Wound draws the reader into a complex web of relationships within the ex-pat community in Mallorca, discovering their dangerous secrets…and a potential murderer in their midst.
One of their number carries a dark and deadly secret from their past, and has murderous plans for a fellow ex-pat. Can any of the close- knit community discover the brutal plans before they are all put in mortal danger?
Deirdre Quiery’s gripping thriller is not just an addictive page turner, but provides a compelling exploration of human emotion and desires, and the terrible costs of jealousy and ambition. Perfect for fans of Jane Corry and Amanda Brooke.
In a world that increasingly seems fearful, angry and directionless and in a society which struggles to find effective responses, Deirdre Quiery brings a perspective in her work and in her writing that challenges many of the assumptions and standards that have evolved in the Western world during the four centuries since Newton and the dawn of science. What human beings need more than anything, she argues, is to think more expansively and inclusively and to go beyond traditional, rational thinking and embrace a wisdom which lies beyond thinking.
This perspective plays out in her studies (an MSc in Consciousness Studies and Transpersonal Psychology), in her life (living in a secluded olive grove in Mallorca which allows for space, peace and daily meditation), in her writing and blog on deirdrequiery.com, in her art (she has successfully sold paintings at two exhibitions in Mallorca and has one planned in London in June 2017) and in her other work (supporting corporate leaders and managers to be more creative and spontaneous, opening the door to true intuition and to the wisdom mind).
Her first book, Eden Burning, set in Belfast in the early seventies, the peak years of “the troubles”, explores the destructive impact of fear and violence on the human psyche and the depths to which we all, as humans, are capable of falling given the right mix of genetic and personal history. It also explores the extraordinary heights which we, as humans, are capable of reaching when supported by the redeeming power of love and forgiveness.
Her second book, The Secret Wound, due to be published by Urbane Publications in June 2017 is set largely in Mallorca in 2014, explores in more depth the nature of love and relationship and how unconscious, deep-seated patterns of behaviour – what she would call wounds – fill our lives with unwanted and often unrecognised consequences which impede us from fulfilling our full potential. Until we learn to deeply undo the shackles of ego (because all of these unconscious wounds are ego-driven in one way or another), a painful process which requires tenacity and courage, we can never be free to flow effortlessly and joyfully with the universe in the dance of life. To do this successfully, we need to know that we are unconditionally loved.