“Please believe me,” he started, “I know you must have many questions and I’m not being reticent, I genuinely cannot help you. The answers, I am afraid, you will have to find for yourself, but maybe this will help.” He drew a small envelope from his inside pocket…
The envelope handed over by a solicitor on the quayside of a Scottish Highland village, contained a map and small key and sets the narrator on a quest to find the identity of her unknown beneficiary, Avylis.
An austere bothy in the Highlands of Scotland; a case full of papers and a faded picture in the village café are the only clues, but together they provide an enigmatic key to unlock the door to an unexpected adventure of self discovery.
‘While there is still time for Holiday reading The Silent Mentor by Sylvia Mayall could prove to be a gentle, thought-provoking addition to the luggage. The intriguing story is told of a mystery bequest in the Highlands to the “I” of the story – whose name we never learn- and of her coming to terms with it…’ Book review from the Methodist Recorder September 8th 2011