The Key of all Unknown
Brilliant scientific researcher, Tilda Moss, wakes up in hospital unable to speak or move and with no recollection of what happened to her. Determined to find answers and prove to her family and doctors that she is not in a persistent vegetative state, she travels back through her fractured memories looking for clues. A debt-ridden younger brother, an over helpful flat mate, jealous colleagues and a missing lover. Everyone has a motive. On the edge of death, and questioning the value of her life, Tilda’s only hope is to find the key of all unknown.
Finalist in the Woman Alive Magazine Readers’ Choice Award 2017
‘A brilliant, thought-provoking, well-crafted tale that deserves the widest possible circulation.’
Rev Canon J John
‘An intriguing and chilling premise makes The Key Of All Unknown a page-turner with a highly original protagonist.’
Howard Linskey, author of No Name Lane and Behind Dead Eyes (Penguin)
‘This book has all the ingredients of a brilliant thriller with the added bonus of an intriguing and thought provoking angle. Dr Tilda Moss wakes up in a hospital unable to move or communicate and diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state. The Key of All Unknown sees Tilda trying to work out how she ended up in hospital and takes us through her childhood memories, family dynamics, career and lover. Full of twists and turns I read this book thoroughly gripped and with a huge lump in my throat throughout. Highly recommended’
Tracy Fenton, Compulsive Readers and THE Book Club
“If it were possible to do a six or seven star review I would do it. This book is amazing. It was truly moving. The characters are so real I feel that I have met them personally. I don’t want to spoil the story for other people but this book made me question what is a vegetative state. Can we put limits on the human mind? This book deserves a wide readership. Buy it Amazon readers.”
What a glorious read this is. K.A. Hitchins must be commended most highly for her wonderful use of English. The writing is sublime. Words strung together so beautifully that the book is lyrical and pure joy to read. Tilda Moss, imprisoned by her own body, is a thoroughly believable character. My heart bled for her misfortune. Despite the damage of many of the characters, they all found a place in my heart. This was the most wonderful read, I genuinely couldn’t put it down. A captivating tale told cleverly and beautifully. A definite 5 star hit!
“I purchased this book a while ago and had not had time to read it. However, I recently was lucky to have a couple of days away so took it with me. From the first page I found it hard to put down. I finished it in two sessions. It was easy to read yet deep and meaningful. The “detective” nature of the story kept me guessing until the end and the philosophical spiritual aspect was dealt with in a highly approachable way. I am now about to purchase “The girl at the end of the road”!”
“This is an incredible book. It is well-written, thoughtful and thought-provoking. Such an unlikely page-turner, given that the main character is In a near vegetative state throughout. But once picked up, the novel is difficult to put down. As the title suggests, there is a mystery to solve and this is handled beautifully. A magnificent book.”
The Key of All Unknown (ISBN: 978-1-909728-56-1) by K A Hitchins will be published by Instant Apostle in October 2016 and will be available from bookshops and on-line retailers. Fiction, paperback, 256pp, £8.99.