Summer, in a future almost here. The long evenings carry the wail of sirens. Riots, vandalism, looting: the smell of burning, and the stench of fear. People wonder if they are staring into the abyss.
The hologram Weland Smith has been waiting. His Morpheus Cave is the perfect solution: a virtual-reality environment where those bent upon tearing society apart will learn from their own mistakes. Too good to be true?
Neurobiology student Yolanda thinks so. But she has her own demons to fight; haunted by dreams of her twin brother who died eight years ago. Maybe that’s why she is alone in the park, trying to lose herself in her photography, waiting to capture the ancient mulberry tree against the sunrise. Fellow-student Josh also has his problems; particularly around Yolanda. But when she disappears, Josh finds himself drawn into the search. Not just by his feelings for Yolanda, but by something else; something beyond his control… His journey to find Yolanda takes him far underground, into the heart of the Morpheus Cave. To discover the most shocking secret of all.
'Nightlight' is Will Fuller's second novel.
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Photograph of Lewes Castle by Xavi Dom Buendia
© Will Fuller 2013