From The Outside
"A gripping read from another brilliant Scottish author."
About From The Outside
“I can’t recommend From the Outside enough! So full of heart and warmth, as well as intrigue and twists.” Alice Hinds – Sunday Post
When internet millionaire and philanthropist Harry Melville dies in a car crash at the age of forty four, the lives of his wife, Sarah, and twin brother, Ben, are thrown into turmoil.
Harry seemed to have it all, a close-knit family and a happy marriage – along with all the trappings of wealth. Yet as he recalls his past from the afterlife, a story emerges of the unspoken and bitter jealousies between brothers and of an unhappy wife burdened by loneliness and guilt.
When Ben takes over the running of Harry’s charity foundation he begins to find purpose for the first time in years. But the arrival of a talented young artist brings a series of revelations that expose Harry’s complex and dual personality in full. As he learns his part in the suffering of those he left behind, is it too late for Harry to make amends?
A tale of regret and redemption in this world and the next. From the Outside looks at the futile rivalries that can destroy sibling relationships and the lost opportunity for happiness when ego is allowed to reign over emotion.
Published July 2019
“With a beautiful wife and successful business, millionaire philanthropist Harry has it all – until a car crash robs him of his life. Now Harry is on the outside looking in, willing on his loser brother as he finally emerges from the shadow of his late sibling. Enthralling.” Karen Byrom, My Weekly Fiction Editor
“Simply brilliant, and I suggest you waste no time in devouring it. Life, death and people with all their failings. What it is to be human, chapter by chapter.” Ellie House, Press and Journal