the colours of morality

The Colours of Morality

Aged eight, Moth witnessed his mother’s death triggering a form of synaesthesia. Moth sees morality as colours. When he encounters the colours that reflect the lack of morality, he experiences severe mental anguish and self-harms to deflect the pain. Now in his mid-20s Moth is homeless, aimless and in poor mental health. An unexpected encounter with his long-lost brother affects him deeply, dropping him into a mental sea of guilt, grief, and despair. However, from this tumult of emotions surfaces a belief, a belief in purpose, one that pits his ability against those whose colours show no morality.

He helps - and is helped by - Hope, a young woman searching for her trafficked younger brother. She feels she is to blame for his disappearance. Hope is AWOL from the army and takes no prisoners when it comes to getting what she wants.

Pursuing the trafficking gang, and its political puppeteer, is Iain Bright, a disgraced investigative journalist. His tenacious and sometimes downright dubious approach to his work get results but often makes enemies. As he works the investigative story, his own story becomes inextricably entwined with that of Moth’s and Hope’s.

Their roads to redemption are uncertain but all three are compelled to take them. Killing to keep themselves on track is not optional.