Monday 30 April 2012

"The Other Side" - my new novel

My new novel will appear on Amazon Kindle Store in about a week's time, all being well.  It's called 'The Other Side', and I thought that anyone who has read and enjoyed 'You Wish' and 'Nobody's Fault' might like to know a bit about it. 

Here is the blurb to be posted on Amazon; it might be re-drafted yet, though.


Decision time.  Left or right?  Mr X, or Mr Z ?
Imagine being given an insight into what would happen if you chose the other path….
Would you make the same decision? 
If you could, would you go back and change all the mistakes you've ever made in the name of love?

The Other Side tells of four lives, all so different. 
Glamorous KATYA is certain she can ‘have it all’, but forgets that some people have long memories... 
CATHY is trapped in a tedious marriage with the in-laws from hell – but why did the rock chick marry Mr Pipe and Slippers? 
ALEXA fears that a ‘friend’ is trying to steal away her perfect life – everyone dismisses her fears as paranoia…
…while SANDIE struggles with a drink problem, a life spiralling downwards – which came first, the drink or the problems?

Four very different stories – but they are all connected.

THE OTHER SIDE travels backwards through time to unravel the decisions of the past and their influence on the present lives of everyone concerned - for better or for worse


End of Blurb!  There are many questions to be answered and twisty bits as the story unfolds.  It was hard to write a novel that goes backwards in time, and I spent many a frustrating hour trying work out continuity problems; I knew the concept would be a difficult one to execute, so I hope I've done so successfully.  The proof of the pudding, etc.

Aside from that, if you like reading about bitter love rivalry, tales of unrequited and lost love, infuriating mothers in law, downward slides into debt and alcoholism, jealousy, the satisfaction of long awaited revenge, ghastly flat-mates, dinner parties gone wrong, the horrors of weight gain, and the cringe-making things people do when they're drunk, then you should enjoy it!

The Other Side by Terry Tyler - on Amazon in May 2012.


  1. Nice me interested. I love going back in time and wishing it was all different. It's a theme I used in my first book, now shelved in the abyss... lol. Let me know when you publish! :)

  2. Oh, thanks Vanessa! Maybe you could get the first one out of the abyss?! I wrote a novel on a similar theme 12 years ago and LOST THE ONLY COPY OF IT - can you imagine? It was on a floppy disc & I lost that, too, during some move or other... luckily I remembered enough about to incorporate some of the ideas into this one. Thanks for your interest, and I most certainly will let you know :)

  3. Yes, I like reading about all those things, sounds good to me! So, you've investigated the idea of writing a novel backwards before? Interesting concept.

  4. Wow, it sounds delish! So can't wait to read your work. Really exciting that it is out next week!! Let me know what I can do to help promote, etc.

  5. Thank you, dear KJ! I sure as hell will! I've just read the blurb again and hate it, so will re-write that - let's hope I don't feel the same about the novel, eh!