The Red Oak: Part Three of The Searight Saga

The past is always with us; it’s just that sometimes we don’t see it.

Summer 2004. Tom Searight can’t relate to his 14-year-old daughter, Charlotte, or his cantankerous old father, Robert. But his life really disintegrates when he discovers his wife of 15 years, Julie, is having an affair with Charlotte’s favourite teacher.

A chance letter from France takes Tom on a journey to learn about the life of his great uncle, Guy Searight, a veteran of the First World War. But as Tom learns more about his family’s tragic past and his own father’s turbulent childhood, his future becomes increasingly uncertain.

Can Tom learn from the lessons of the past to save his marriage and his family?



Part Three in the Searight Saga.

Part One: This Time Tomorrow
Part Two: The Unforgiving Sea


Due Summer 2017.

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