A Contemporary Drama
Fraud & Fabrication | Leighton Park Series: Cassandra
Fraud & Fabrication is a 60,000+ word novel which I wrote in 2015 and published on the Amazon Create Space and Kindle Platforms.
It is available in both eBook and paperback format.
Cassandra has finally landed on her feet when she escapes to a new job after a relationship gone wrong.
Leighton Park Stud, located in remote rural Canterbury New Zealand, seems a lifetime away from the hustle and bustle of city living, and that’s exactly what Cass needs to make a new start. Despite the sometimes confronting experiences of life at the top thoroughbred horse stud and training facility, it’s a job Cass loves and she quickly settles into her new role as Secretary of the Stud.
When the mysterious Geoffrey Leighton, absentee eldest son of her boss John, comes to the rescue of a badly injured filly, Cass realises she’s found her soul mate. It’s not long before she’s engaged to be married into racing’s elite, and she’s happy to overlook some of the wackier sides of life with the wealthy family.
Her loyalty to the Leighton family is put to the test when nasty rumours circulate around the sale of a horse and the investigation that ensues. Add into the mix a closely guarded family scandal, an alcoholic step mum and a terribly accident prone husband, soon Cass is left wondering what normal even looks like anymore.
Cass tries to ignore the warning signs that all is not well in paradise. But heavily pregnant with their first child, her house of cards is starting to crumble. Suddenly she is confronted with a very real and dangerous situation.
Cass has the most difficult decision of her life to make. Will she stay and deal with it? Or walk away and blow the whole ugly truth wide open?