The Page by M. Jonathan Lee


Following a tragic car accident, Michael Sewell is alone for the first time. The loss of his wife, Margaret after thirty years of marriage has left a hole far greater than Michael could have imagined.

Persuaded to go on holiday, by his daughter Jane, a page blown from a book crosses the pool and sticks to his chest.

The words from the page resonate with Michael, describing in detail the exact events leading up to the accident.

Now, Michael must delve into his past and face his future, taking him and his family on a horrifying and tragic journey toward the truth.

What inspired the story

The whole idea actually happened, in that I was on holiday in the states and a page did fly from a book and stick to my chest. I picked it up and read both sides completely out of context. That’s when I came up with the idea, what if this page was all about my life? That’s when I replaced me for my invented, most hateful character to see whether people would read a story to the end when the main protagonist is so objectionable. It was only near the story’s completion that I realised the link between this story and The Radio and that’s why Michael meets Mollie (from The Radio) on the plane home. I do know the final story of the trilogy when both families collide, but I’ve just not written it yet. Its called The Knot.

— M. Jonathan Lee M. Jonathan Lee
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