'The nature of The Poisoned Parrot can grind you down, and it is very hard not to believe what it says.'
Oliver Moorcroft returns home from school to his mother declaring a new relationship. His older brother Josh foretold the possibility of a second chance romance, whilst sitting smugly away from the nest pulling the strings, guilt-tripping the both of them. Oliver has been harboring a secret of his own however. One of the college girls in the self-proclaimed 'populars' group has taken a 'proper' liking to him. That's all fine and dandy except.......he has no clue as to her expectations of him or how to go about fulfilling them.
It's time for a voice of reason to emerge in the form of trusted friend Emily. Can her 'sensible' advice be heard above the constant chatter inside Oliver's head?
Melissa too has the voices to contend with; coupled with a stalking darkness in the shape of her ex-husband Ronnie.
What chance happiness in the lives of these normal people?
"Wickedly clever, charming and full of warmth. POISONED PARROTS is exactly the right combination of relatable characters and subtle plotting that triggers an abundance of fond memories." -- Reviewer
"You can't help but compare to the size of your own family's emotional footprint! A captivating novel." - Reviewer