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Beyond The Past

Pam Charles

In the height of his playing days, Mark Smith was a talented rugby player and the consummate professional. He was accused of raping a girl in a totally fabricated story that could have ended his career. It did end his marriage. He never found out the whole truth surrounding the allegations. Decades on, Mark is retired and works as a TV pundit. At a charity event, Annie Swift caught his eye. Slender and radiant, she lit up the room. Their relationship begins to blossom but out of the blue, Annie and Mark start to receive malicious texts, notes, and start being followed by a car. When Mark approaches the car, he is knocked off his feet.


DCI Fisher, the investigating officer, only realises the gravity of the case when they are run off the road in a horrific motorway accident. He requests assistance from DS Phillipa Davies – someone he had admired from afar after sharing a Christmas party kiss. Together they unravel the case and find they share a love for rough, playful sex. The extent of the twenty-year conspiracy against Mark unfolds with disastrous consequences.

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Pam Charles was born in Leeds. She had twenty years in the insurance industry before she had her second child and was diagnosed with Menieres Syndrome. In 2008 she went back to study at Leeds Metropolitan University and graduated in 2011 with a 1st class honours degree. Shortly after, she started to write again. In 2013 she set up her own company and her book was accepted for publication.


She has two boys; her eldest is in the Sheffield Eagles Scholarship programme. She is a huge Liverpool FC fan (long story), a season ticket holder at Leeds Rhinos and a self-confessed petrol head.