ALL families have their troubles and at times people can feel ignored to the point of being almost invisible, says North Devon author Catherine Kirby. Retired to Bideford, the former relationship counsellor from Watford draws on her past experience in her

ALL families have their troubles and at times people can feel ignored to the point of being almost invisible, says North Devon author Catherine Kirby.Retired to Bideford, the former relationship counsellor from Watford draws on her past experience in her new book See Through, which takes the feeling of being "invisible" a step further.It is meant to be a light-hearted story - something to cheer up the long, dark January evenings, says Catherine. But it has a more serious side, too.Main character Fleur's life is a mess. Nothing she's done or planned to improve it has worked out. Finally, at her lowest point she freaks out. But, as usual, no one is listening. In the chaos that follows she finds she has become invisible. She can neither be seen nor heard, except by her small son.Fleur discovers very quickly that she's not the only one in a state of invisibility. There are several others, too. Each of them has been allotted three months to sort out their lives or they will remain invisible for ever. She sets out to right wrongs, settle old scores and resolve her troubles. The twists and turns, the laughter and tears result in Fleur attempting things she'd never have dreamed of doing before. But will Fleur attain her goal or will she remain eternally stuck in an invisible limbo?With publication by YouWriteOn and Legend Press, the book will bring a benefit for charity, as YouWrite On gives 10 per cent of its profits to Sightsavers. This is Catherine's second novel and very different from the first, Sari Caste, which was an adventure set in Calcutta and Darjeeling.The ISBN Numbers for See Through are 1849230145 and 9781849230148.