“The judge described my crime as ‘the most heinous’ he had seen in his career on the bench. I wanted to shout, cry out and protest my innocence as my sentence was handed down. But honestly, I couldn’t.”
Convicted of a crime he has no memory of committing, Eli Kelly is serving a life sentence in Stoutbliss Prison.
After seven years as an inmate, Eli is resigned to his fate, but when a solicitor is sent to Stoutbliss as part of a government scheme to investigate potential miscarriages of justice, he finds himself contemplating a future beyond his prison cell.
Working with a psychiatrist, Eli revisits his traumatic past, and as they delve deeper into his memories, Eli realises that, regardless of his guilt or innocence, he is yet another victim whose cries for help were ignored by the very services supposed to keep him safe.
Will Eli finally remember what happened on that fateful night? Is he guilty? Or innocent? And given the circumstances, does it matter?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
R. N. Cogley is an Irish writer. He is the author of the bestselling ‘The Elemental Witches’ series, and his short stories, poetry and creative non-fiction pieces have been published all around the world. He holds a BA in Psychology from Waterford Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts (Research) from South East Technological University. He currently resides in Dublin, Ireland.