This page-turning supernatural mystery revolves around a hero cursed with a psychic ability that many others would relish.
The year is 1994. Jack Briscoe is a loner who is never alone. He has two passions: woodwork and womanizing, and despite his popularity with women he leads a solitary lifestyle, unable to hold down a steady relationship — not that he really wants one.
Working from a rented barn, sleeping in his van, and constantly short of money, his prospects are dire. He feels that his situation couldn't get any worse. Then one night, when on one of his many casual assignations, he is stricken by a curse, and his ability to work — and his sexual prowess — are cruelly torn away.
Lost in the town's outskirts, he is inexplicably drawn to the house of his old school friend, unaware that inside his friend's wife is also facing a dilemma, believing she is about to die.
Far away in the Scottish Highlands, Chrissie Meikle, a modern-day High Priestess, with a coven of half-hearted pagan worshippers, has unwittingly set in play some ancient magic, with its roots stretching back hundreds of years.
In this tale of adventure, mystery, crime, witchcraft, and the occult — where the past literally bleeds through into the present — Briscoe must find a way to bring an end to these visions that he feels threaten his freedom, sanity and even his very existence. Is an ancient oak carving of a monstrous face the key? Or is it his ruthless enemy determined to use its power against him?
When the paranormal malevolence attacks two of his former women friends, he must act, travelling to Scotland, where yet another adversary awaits him, along with the haunting memory of a girl in a white dress, as he attempts to exorcise the past.
But maybe it's the past that is exorcising him...
GRAHAM HIGSON has lived in Yorkshire all his life, although he would like to live in Austria, Germany or Switzerland—whichever of those places will have him. But right now he hides in an outlying Pennine village that, he says, is so high up it's the last stop but one before the sky, and shares this blustery environment with a growing collection of books, four sociable pond frogs, his understanding wife and one mean mortgage. His two grown-up children are among his best friends.
Having written professionally for over 25 years (and then some), Oak Seer (A supernatural mystery) was the first of his published novels, followed by Flither Lass.
He lists his hobbies as swimming, reading, watching lots of screen drama, helping to republish the novels of Leo Walmsley, and searching for that elusive moment of self-discovery.