Events of Night out Prompt Sexual Allegation in ‘If Not Me?’

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Author Elliott Clauz’s new novel depicts consequences of life’s seemingly dark events.

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A Thursday-night gathering of work colleagues turns into a story of suspense where events become a matter of two individuals’ conflicting perceptions in Elliott Clauz’s new novel “If Not Me?” (published by AuthorHouse).

The story follows a woman named Megan who goes out for drinks at a local pub with her coworkers on a Thursday night. Her coworker, Keith, accompanies her home to engage in what he perceives to be a consensual sexual encounter.

But Megan feels as though she was sexually assaulted by him that night. She spirals into an episode of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and begins having vivid dreams of the harrowing event. Her computer diary, however, recollects happier times, reminding her that life is not always as dark as it seems.

As the story progresses, Megan and Keith go to court and enter a legal battle regarding the alleged sexual assault. Keith must then defend himself against the accusation, while Megan seeks closure for her PTSD and an alleged crime she perceives as reality.

Clauz hopes the themes of depression, morality and judgment in “If Not Me?” will show readers the deeper meaning behind life’s seemingly difficult obstacles.

“If Not Me?”
By Elliott Clauz
Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781491879290
E-Book | 206 pages | ISBN 9781491879306
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Elliott Clauz resides in London. “If Not Me?” is Clauz’s debut novel – a novel that draws on his interest in the psychology of human nature and on his desire to capture the complexities of life.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 0800 1974150. For the latest, follow @AuthorHouseUK on Twitter.

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