Launched 24th November 2021, FRACTURED SOULS is Desley Polmear's latest book.


Fractured Souls is available in hard cover and paperback versions. All books will be signed by Desley.


Book cover is painted by Desley Polmear.


A summary of this book was reviewed by Brilliant-Online: https://www.brilliant-online.com/post/review-on-fractured-souls-by-desley-polmear 


    Miriam O’Connor’s father was a hot head and it got him into trouble. She adored him and wondered for years why he abandoned her and her six year old twin siblings after their mother died on her 13th birthday. Where was he? Does he ever think of the family he left behind? Was he still alive? Despite the early set-backs, Miriam made a good, successful life for herself after her Aunt Daisy took in the trio and raised them as her own. From pre WW2, Wales, UK, to the turn of the century in Sydney, we are taken on Rhys Collins’s journey of adventures, strife and multiple identities. As he encounters people from all walks of life, and turns his hand to different jobs, he often wonders about his growing children he left behind in Wales, his place of birth. But his transgressions, and encounters with people on the wrong side of the law make him afraid to find out. Will Miriam and her siblings find their missing father before he becomes completely lost in the constant dramas of his own making?

  • Book Details

    Language : English
    Publication Date : 11/24/2021

    Format : Softcover
    Dimensions : 6x9
    Page Count : 270
    ISBN : 9781669885085

    Format : Hardcover
    Dimensions : 6x9
    Page Count : 270
    ISBN : 9781669885092

  • Reviews

    Fractured Souls by Desley Polmear is the story of Lewis Edwards and his daughter Miriam. They are separated when she is still very young, initially through his work on cruise ships, and then by episodes of violence that lead to him living a life on the run in Australia. Layer by layer, the parallel stories build – Miriam growing up in Wales in the sometimes-questionable care of family and friends, and Lewis (living under a series of pseudonyms) trying to build a life while evading the law in a succession of outback towns.
    Fractured souls is easy to read, with tension rising throughout the book. Central and supporting characters are well drawn. The pace of the narrative never slows and the ending is touching. Well done Desley on a satisfying read that will suit readers of mysteries, thrillers and family sagas. - By author Greg Barron


    What a great read. One of those books you can't put down and it had me enthralled until the end. Characters became real for me. A touching ending.  I look forward to a sequel to see how life pans out for the family. Well done Desley Polmear. Keep the books coming. - Joan Gray


    Congratulations Desley Polmear on your new release, “ Fractured Souls.”  I was captivated from the front cover to the feel good finish.  I enjoyed reading about the life of a man, who I felt had a good heart but made the wrong choices in life. I loved the mateships he encountered along the way and the twists and turns on his journey. His children had the best life they could have without him but always wondering if they would ever be reunited. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down.  I loved the ending. Or is it? Perhaps there will be a sequel. Best of luck. - Carole Rosetta