The Dragonfly Brooch by Estella McQueen
Secrets from the past continue to exercise their power.
Charlie Gilchrist, Psychic historian, has the unique gift of ‘retrocognition’: the ability to see into the past. Objects, like a brooch, and even sensations like a smell or sound, can trigger visions and scenes from the past to play out before him.
Summoned to Provence – a magical place for artists like Vincent van Gogh – he must try to help Anne Marie Devine, a fallen star of the English theatre, revive a career which has been tragically blighted by every actor’s nemesis; dreaded stage fright. As Charlie digs into her past and the visions begin, it soon becomes clear that ancestral demons could also be having a profound effect on Anne Marie’s future.
Estella McQueen’s The Dragonfly Brooch is a heady brew of history and the supernatural and will appeal to fans of the novels of Barbara Erskine or Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Estella McQueen is a former BBC researcher, married to a librarian, who grew up in Leicestershire but now lives in London. When not writing she loves going to the theatre, visiting museums and art galleries and exploring her adopted city.