Small Forgotten Moments
Vine Leaves Press
Paperback and ebook (August 2021)
Hardback (June 2022)
Is Zenna a muse, a sleep-deprived apparition, or something much more sinister?
Suffering long-term amnesia, artist Jo Mckye is ready to start a fresh, new project after the success of her debut exhibition. But the fictional subject of the collection, Zenna, won’t let go so easily. Infiltrating Jo’s dreams—and increasingly, her waking hours—Zenna is fast becoming a dangerous obsession.
Jo is confident the answers lie at her childhood home, an idyllic Cornish village on the south-east coast; she just doesn’t know why. Only when she walks into the sea and almost drowns does the past start to unravel.
Haunting and melodic, fans of Daphne du Maurier and Daisy Johnson will adore this.
What readers are saying:
"A smartly plotted mystery with a cast of memorable characters. A SILVER MEDAL WINNER and highly recommended!" - The Wishing Shelf Book Awards
"A deftly-told story of a young woman with amnesia investigating her own past. It’s beguiling, haunting, beautifully paced and it kept me hooked to the very end.” - Michael Walters, author of The Complex
"A talented work of fiction, Small Forgotten Moments builds minute-by-minute tension to a gripping conclusion as Jo’s confused, yet assertive personality swirls from the pages much like the vividly described art of Zenna that she creates." - Readers' Favorite
"A soulful tale of painting, secrets and longing, which draws the reader into a world of mystery and memory. Filled with the colours of an artist’s mind and set against the wild backdrop of the Cornwall coast - an enchanting read." - Leonora Meriel, author of The Unity Game
“A spellbinding, intoxicating journey into the dark heart of obsession. Annalisa Crawford has penned another beautiful, heart-wrenching, epic masterpiece. I loved it.” - Tom Gillespie, author of The Strange Book of Jacob Boyce
"Small Forgotten Moments was part psychological thriller and part ghost story that often reminded me of Daphne du Maurrier’s Rebecca. An easy five stars." - Robert, Amazon review
"A compelling novel, which I read twice because I enjoyed it so much. Full of mystery but ultimately as heartwarming as it is chilling. What a great concept for a story!" - LindaK, Amazon review
"Beautifully written and seamlessly crafted, this story holds your attention from beginning to end." - Elizabeth Seckman, author