I have been granted an interview with Derbyshire Constabulary – but I only have one hour … More I Prepare To Interview The Police And Prepare My Questions Carefully
Janet feels that Belinda Browne-Thomas, the psychologist recommended to her by a friend, has her summed up pretty well after the first meeting. … More We Would Both Like Answers To What Happened During Janet’s Fugue State And The Psychologist Is Hopeful
The police inferred that we wrote The Stranger In My Life for the money; nothing could be further from the truth … More How Much Do Writers Really Earn?
Janet lost five days of her life and when she ‘woke up’ Fred Handford had disappeared. … More What Happened During Those Missing Five Days?
24 February 2010 Two weeks go by until Mary, Janet’s friend of 20 years, calls me. Mary is a lovely, chatty woman, about my age (48) who is totally shocked at Janet’s story: the lost four days, the nightmares, and of course the mystery of what on earth has happened to Fred Handford, Janet’s business … More A Good Friend Will Always Tell The Truth
12 February 2010
As we drive up Laneside Road, the open fields and hills of Derbyshire take over and by the time we pull up into the muddy farmyard we could be a world away from suburban New Mills.
In the distance the hills of the Peak District are covered in snow and the fields leading up there look forbidding and harsh. … More My First Interview Results In More Questions Than Answers
4 February 2010
My good friend, Dr Erica Smith, a psychologist, says two very important things to me when I speak to her about Janet’s missing five days – or fugue state.
She says that no-one buries good things that have happened in their lives, only bad things – although these things can be brought back to the surface again with good psychological therapy, possibly including hypnosis. … More Janet And I Meet For The First Time
I make a list of possible interviewees, it includes Fred Handford’s daughter, Katrina and the Derbyshire Police … More My Research Begins