The Dark Truth is the follow-up to Untold Truth (Matador, 2012) and the second book in a trilogy. Jane and Mark travel to a friend's mine in Africa. They realise that the problem with the crystals stems from Mark's past - a past he has been running away from. With the help of a bushman elder, they are led to search ancient paintings and myths for clues to the crystals' salvation. What they discover makes Mark draw on the skills he had vowed to never use again, and Jane has to come to terms with the consequences of her actions. The Dark Truth will appeal to fans of both crime and spiritual novels, as well as anyone working in complementary therapy. Author Ellen weaves her novels with threads of spirituality, resulting in books that take readers on an adventure whilst also exposing them to life teachings.
Ellen Hardwick left a career in accounting and human resources to work part-time as a manager of a charity. She began spiritual studies over 5 years ago and now practices and teaches Reiki. She is an advanced crystal practitioner and has been trained as a Shaman, qualified to practice energy medicine of the Inca tradition. Ellen has been writing since her children were small and has four completed manuscripts. Her first book, Untold Truth, was published by Matador in 2012.