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Hi everyone. Welcome to another amwriting post. My manuscript on The Vanished Boy now stands at around 65,000 words, and the first draft is done! If you’re a regular here, you’ll have seen the blurb and cover already, so feel free to skip down to this week’s excerpt. It’s a short one this time. I’d love to know your thoughts, bearing in mind this is straight from the WIP and is the first, unrevised draft. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone 🙂

About the Book:

It’s so remote out here. Anything could happen …


 A missed phone call in the night is all it takes.

When Carole’s 18-year-old son goes missing, she breaks into Jayden’s laptop to try to understand his life.

All too soon, Carole discovers just how little she knew her boy.

And when one lead after another dead-ends, the distraught mother has to face the unthinkable.

Sucked into a sticky web of deceit and lies, nothing is as it seems.


When your life turns inside out and upside down, who would you trust?



While the walls of a house may well hold many secrets, they don’t deign to reveal any to her. All the cold plaster offers is an empty echo of her failings as a mother. How could she not have known? That haunting question seems to be the one thing that she keeps slamming back into, pierced on its barbs each and every time she hits it. How much more can she survive?



© Harmony kent 2021

You can find all of my books at Amazon: http://author.to/HarmonysBooks



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Toni Pike

So great to read about your progress, Harmony – very tempting. Toni x

Gwen M Plano

Congratulations, Harmony! The glimpses you’ve given us are incredible. You’ve certainly grabbed my attention. I can’t wait until it’s published. I’ll be among the first to buy The Vanished Boy. 💗

Jan Sikes

How awesome, Harmony! Congrats on finishing the first draft! Now the hard work really begins. 🙂 I love the excerpt and look forward to reading this one!

Priscilla Bettis

Yay, congratulations on finishing your first draft! Poor Carole, I feel her pain in the excerpt, nicely done. You might want to tighten the prose (well, seems to be, back), but I love the passage.

John Howell

Congratulations on the first draft, Harmony. This is going to be a great one for sure.

D.L. Finn

Another great excerpt, Harmony! Congrats on finishing the first draft. I can’t wait to read it.

Joan Hall

This one is so intriguing. I’m with Staci, I look forward to reading this one!

Staci Troilo

The animation is so eye-catching. The blurb is compelling. But your excerpt guts me. I can feel her anguish as viscerally as if it’s my own. This may well be your masterpiece, Harmz. I can’t wait to read it.

CS Boyack

You’ve been tearing it up on the drafting of this one. Congratulations.

Yvette M Calleiro

That excerpt was short, but it hit me at my core. You truly captured her angst. Well done, Harmony!