Originally, I’m from the north of England. The photos below show the type of the scenery I grew up with. I’m hoping to bring alive some of the bleakness in my second novel, a psychological thriller. The gist of the story is this: the central character Alan Holmes has recently moved to the north of England from London following the break up of his marriage. Within a few days of arriving, he meets a childhood friend. Flashbacks of an incident in the local woods follow, along with growing menace.