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Sarah Hughes. Wife, mother, secret gambler.

Her life is one of stability and security. Settled in Cheltenham, married for over twenty years, lovely
children... but her inner trauma of losing a child in a car accident in which she was driving is
reopened when her husband accepts a full-time posting to a military camp in Germany. Upon
arriving in Germany, her underlying depression returns and she starts gambling online. The isolated
posting and pressures of army life exacerbates her struggle and exposes the frailties of her marriage.

The stakes rise as her gambling escalates and she starts to realise her husband is not all she believed...

Red/ Black is a carefully constructed story that deals with very modern themes of mental health and
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 23.88mm | 535.24g
  • Matador
  • Leicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1838594981
  • 9781838594985

About Rachel Atherton-Charvat

Rachel Atherton-Charvat is originally from Norfolk and later moved to Gloucestershire. She is married to a serving Army Officer and is currently accompanying him on an overseas posting in Turkey. She has previously worked as a history teacher and a photographer, exhibiting her work in the UK, USA and Cyprus. Red/Black is her debut novel.
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