Novels and Plays, by author: Sahlan Diver


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Mike Denning thinks he's secured a perfect job. Step by step the perfect job becomes his worst nightmare.



Shades of the mysterious 1960s British television show, The Prisoner, come to mind.
Neil A White for Readers' Favourite (5-star review)



Gripping from the first to the last page!
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A breath of fresh air in the mystery genre ... unlike any other mystery novel I have ever read … kept me on the edge of my seat, trying to figure out what was going to happen next.
Sefina Hawke for Readers’ Favourite (5-star review)



...the ending is absolutely unexpected. The Secret Resort Of Nostalgia is a perfectly conceived entry in the mystery genre...
Jennifer Jackson for Indies Today (5-star review)



The reader feels suspended on a thread, hanging between dream and waking, absorbed by the creepiness of the story... I enjoyed the compelling cast of characters, the well-imagined and masterfully constructed plot, and the awesome handling of conflict. This book is a great read.
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Journalist, David Buckley, walks into a murder scene. Only one problem — the murderer doesn't exist, so now Buckley's the chief suspect, and he's on the run. Can he prove his innocence – and his sanity?



Had me hooked from the very first chapter on and it just kept giving ... A wonderful read! You know you are onto something fantastic when you feel sad upon reaching the last page!
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Diver deftly weaves past and present in this work, making this psychological tour de force more akin to a deeply felt experience than merely reading a novel...most highly recommended.
Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite (5 star review)



The writing is ridiculously compelling. Short chapters each with critical plot points advance the story at a harrowing pace. ... The story is smart and well thought out with each clue or new bit of evidence more clever than the last.
Jennifer Jackson for Indies Today (5-star review)



Immediately captivating and consistently engrossing, with plot twists in every chapter that kept me on the edge of my seat, always guessing, judging, and flipping pages.
Thomas Anderson at Literary Titan (4 star review)



The plot is constantly moving forward with many surprising actions and revelations from the characters, which provided great twists and excitement to the story...The ending was brilliant and one I definitely did not see coming.”
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FOUR PLAYS


The Chapel In The Middle Of Nowhere
(Mystery Thriller, 3M / 4F, 3 acts, 1hr 45mins)

Members of a fading and obscure minor cult hold a party in an isolated location. None of them are prepared for the disruption that will be caused by three uninvited guests, one of whom may be hiding a dark secret.


Don't Be A Fool, Dorothy!
(One Act Comedy, 3M / 4F, 1 act, 30mins)

Companion play to follow The Chapel In The Middle Of Nowhere. Two interval bar openings on the same night can't be bad for business! Exact same number, gender and age mix of cast for each play. Same set, with some simple modifications. A special feature is that the actors hectically double or triple roles - it’s part of the joke.


There’s No ‘i’ In ‘Ducks’
(Comedy, 1M / 1F, A 10minute play)

Ninety–one annoying business clichés turned into the script of a parody crime drama.


The Arrangement
(Drama, 2M / 3F or 3M / 2F, 2 acts, 2hr)

A married woman in her mid-fifties and a married man, twenty years her junior, meet for sex in an hotel. Their idyllic tryst is threatened first by a sleazy tabloid journalist, then by a sinister religious fanatic.