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Adrian Leachman, of Newark, new sci-fi tale Mermaid’s Rock tackles mental health




A tale of telepathic aliens is a unique take on mental health and political intrigue in a Newark man’s new book.

Mermaid’s Rock is the new novel by Adrian Leachman (right) which is due to be released in April.

The story draws on some of Adrian’s own personal experiences.

Adrian Leachman with his new book Mermaid's Rock (24998206)
Adrian Leachman with his new book Mermaid's Rock (24998206)

Set in a fictional universe, it sees the book’s main protagonist coming to terms with the setbacks in his life and his rebirth against the backdrop of a sci-fi world.

As he moves forward with his life, he receives help from a pod of telepathic aliens who live within each other’s minds, but need our hero’s help in order to grow.

Adrian said the book tackled mental health issues and political intrigue within a science fiction universe.

“The idea is that no man is an island, we all need someone in our lives to help each other grow,” he said.

“It is set among political intrigue and global conflict, where our protagonist is able to help the aliens and it ends on an upbeat note.

“I hope it will go down well with readers.”

To market his book, Adrian will be releasing a free, four-part prologue every month. It started last month and goes through to March, until the release of his book in April.

“This book was five years in the making and I kept changing it, but in the end I thought, if I don’t do something with it now I’ll be changing it forever,”he said.

The first part of the prologue to Mermaid’s Rock is available to order at /www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B082453KM1

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