The Good Messenger
John writes about love and war with incredible skill and humanity - but also manages to deliver a truly compelling historical drama.
(Rob Williams, screenwriter The Man in the High Castle and The Victim)
About The Good Messenger
The Good Messenger by John Simmons is a compelling coming of age novel that becomes a love story and is told in three parts.
Nine-year-old Tommy is the innocent messenger between deceiving adults in an Edwardian country house; his good intentions may have significant consequences for the family that shelters him.
But the Great War is a larger, looming tragedy, changing everything, as seen through the eyes of Iris on Armistice Day.
In the Jazz Age aftermath a further mystery resurfaces, uncovering family secrets that will threaten a growing love.
The Good Messenger will publish September 2018.