A subtle literary thriller, currently published only in Dutch
(Original title ‘Boundaries Road’)
De Bezige Bij 2005
Boundaries Road explores the art of living and loving, motherhood, secrets and betrayal. As a teenager, Kate wanted to be an artist, living gloriously and with passion like her school friends Carrie and Seth. Now she is married to a nice, ordinary man and the mother of a demanding little boy. When by chance, on a tube platform, she sees her old friend Carrie – now a missing person – her life is thrown into turmoil. She gets in touch with Carrie’s eccentric parents and her old lover, Seth, a down-and-out cellist. As she unravels the mystery of Carrie’s disappearance, her feelings for Seth are reawakened. But will she leave her husband and child for an uncertain life with her teenage sweetheart?
Een Stille Verdwijning is not only an exciting thriller, it addresses profound issues: ambition, marriage and motherhood. Where is true happiness to be found? Is it possible to live without betraying yourself or others or is betrayal inherent to adult life? Can we remain faithful to our ideals or should we be realistic and conform?
As in Bluethroat Morning, Lofthouse weaves an intriguing story that seizes the reader by the throat and does not release until the very end.