I’m on the trail of a killer. I’m in a suburban part of Broadstairs, on the Kent coast, driving slowly to catch a glimpse of the murder house before I pull up to take a closer look.
A longhaired cat walks brazenly into the road and stops. I wait for it to cross but it only steps aside, giving me just enough room to pass. I turn the corner and park a little way down the adjacent street, between the streetlamps where there is less light, and wait a moment in my car. I check the address again, though I know it by heart, then open the door and step out.
Seb Reilly is an award-winning published writer, fiction author, poet, and occasional musician. From 2015–2020 he was Editor-in-Chief of Thanet Writers. In 2021 he was named Kent Columnist of the Year from his third nomination for his column in The Isle of Thanet News.