In this, her debut novel, Kay Dorney has managed to blur the lines between the natural, supernatural and preternatural worlds and phenomenon. She does so in a way that makes a refreshing change from the plethora of books available within this genre.
Set against the backgrounds of an University Campus(for the musically talented), the theatre and a French chateaux, the plot takes the reader on a journey that appears to run the gauntlet between that which we know and understand, that which we believe and cannot explain, that which we see but struggle to accept and all the shades in between.
When an innocent party game of Hypnosis goes wrong, it appears to be the catalyst for a seemingly unrelated string of events.
Just what did happen at the party? What, if anything went wrong, who is responsible?
The Intruder: provides an interesting combination of romance, death, destruction, the occult and a mysterious stranger that arrives from nowhere; no clothes, no identity and apparently, no background history, all we do know, is that he appears to be a highly gifted pianist.
On the slightly negative side, I did find a few issues with formatting, punctuation etc. Whilst these were a little distracting and perhaps slowed the plot down in places, I don’t think they detracted from the complexity, intrigue and enjoyment of the book as a whole.
Once revised, which I believe is currently underway, I’m sure this book will garner higher ratings.