Readers, a mystery to solve.

Any sci-fi readers out there, I need your help please. I have a mystery I’ve been unable to solve.

I can’t tell you much, but I’ll tell you what I can.

In the early to mid 90’s I borrowed a book from the library, and little bits of it just stuck with me, but for the life of me I can remember the title or author of the book. No-one I have asked since, has ever recognised it.

So this book had a scientist/genetics expert in it, he and his wife had a child, and as far as I remember unknown to her he altered the child’s genes to make it super intelligent.

Continuing onwards said child is born, and around 10 months old (I think) starts suddenly talking in the supermarket saying things like coffee, and spaghetti.

I am hoping you can help me find the book again. I’d like to re-read it. Thankyou to all my wonderful readers.



This is the title of the book I am currently reading on my Kindle.

RANSOMED: The gripping opening case in my favourite new crime thriller series: Book 1 – The Missing Children Case Files. By M.A. Hunter.

I haven’t finished the book yet, purely due to lack of opportunities to sit quietly and read. It really is gripping, and the character’s stories are woven together incredibly cleverly, each having their own impact on the story as it progresses.

The main character so far seems to be an Author, and her Manager. The book she has written takes part of the storyline, but there are also missing children. Will they be found? Who took them, and why?

Well worth reading if you like a Thriller.

Jack Valentine.

Here in Norfolk we have a rather unusual & interesting tradition for that particular day (Valentine’s) that everyone either loves or hates! Read on for the story of Jack Valentine…

Jack Valentine was a rather mysterious character who would leave gifts and trinkets on people’s doorsteps for Valentine’s Day, knocking on a door and running away before they’d answer, people would find a gift awaiting them without knowing who the kind benefactor was! He’s known as a mischievous but kind-hearted character, & one which we don’t know much about. What we do know is that he certainly encouraged locals to give their own anonymous Valentine’s gifts, too, so this is a great way of spreading the love!

Sometimes receivers would be pranked, because their gift would be attached to some string so whenever they got close enough to grab it, the gift would suddenly be pulled away – naughty, but fun!

It’s not only adults that were recipients of the Jack Valentine tradition – children would often receive a token gift, as well. Often the givers would knock on the door and quickly run away without being seen (this is a far kinder version of the irritating games of ‘knock & run’ that we’ve probably all experienced, one way or another!)

Two large entwined hearts drawn in the sand on the edge of the sea, water lapping just beyond.