Four students meet in the first few weeks of a new university year. Chance and friendship bring them together. Within a year two had fallen in love, one had fallen from a cliff and one had fallen from grace.
I wanted to set myself a personal challenge with my second novel. I chose a cast of characters who all had a psychological or sociological problems. I threw them together in their first year at university and watched what happened.
The plot developed almost by itself, I only had the vaguest outline of where it was going and at some points it almost seemed like fate was melding strands together (it was probably my sub conscious as some aspects are based on my own experiences).