The Thames Towpath.

A little over a week ago the SoCS challenge was to create a post using the 6th, 7th and 8th words of something close to hand.
This was my entry  and my three words were The Thames Towpath from a book I had just purchased called The Dog Walker by Lesley Thomson.

I picked it up originally because of the title, it wasn’t written in the first person and the cover synopsis of a ghost story sounded promising.
Having not read anything by this author before, I am unfamiliar with the characters and their history, but haven’t looked up anything else or read a review of this particular book as I want to keep an open mind.

A woman disappeared in 1987 and her body was never found. The last place she’d been seen was jogging along the Thames Towpath with her dog (the dog was fine by the way).
In 2016, her husband hires a detective to find out what happened to her, as a neighbour has had her property renovated for sale and a rumour has gone round that it’s haunted.
Like Stephen King’s IT, the chapters alternate between Past and Present, which I’m finding a little hard to follow. However, I do not want to resort to the same tactic as IT, reading every other chapter, then go back to read the rest in order to make sense of it all.

I usually do my reading at night, so hopefully I shall finish it in a few days and then write a review.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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