The Journey

The Journey

With the looming threat of years in prison, financial ruin, and losing his family and friends, the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Can Simon save his family and find happiness again?

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Now I’m on the wrong side of sixty, I sometimes look back and wonder how things might have turned out differently.

What if I’d not taken that job or done that big deal. Or not gone on that trip when I met my wife?

Then there are the guys who’ve influenced me, not always in a good way. What if I hadn’t met them?

In “The Journey”, Simon has his life mapped out, but things happen, and he has to keep recalculating his route.

Like the GPS when you miss a turn.

Except in life, there’s no guarantee you’ll arrive where you expected.

Nicholas Hill

Nicholas Hill

I am a commercial property developer in the South of France, where I live with my wife, Samantha and our three children.

I enjoyed a childhood in Snowdonia and on the Wirral before leaving to study at the London School of Economics.

A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, I have spent most of my working life in Africa and Continental Europe.

My interests include languages, travel and Harley Davidson Motorcycles. I am sometimes able to indulge all three at the same time.

I have been a member of Mensa for over thirty years and am vice president of the English-Speaking Union in France.

Coming Soon

Jessica's Clever Plan

Middle-aged property developer Harry is lucky in everything but love.

He feels powerless as he waits for his latest girlfriend to dump him and is resigned to being single forever. 

Then a mysterious young woman steps out of the shadows and turns his world upside down. She forces him to confront the ghosts of his past, but there’s a dark secret waiting that could shatter all his dreams.

Will Harry triumph and find true love, or is he doomed to spend his life alone?


Set in London, ‘Jessica’s Clever Plan’ is a romantic drama that will keep you guessing until the end. There is a strong adult theme while challenging moral issues will push your judgment to its limits.

Recent Reviews

The Journey was a nice easy read, with a plot that kept me turning the pages. I still haven’t decided about the main character, Simon. He came across as nice and family orientated, but I thought he was hiding something. The characters are all believable, and in particular I liked the The Major. I’m going to be watching out for a sequel or a TV mini-series.
The Journey is a great read and kept me entertained for many hours. Interesting characters, each with a intriguing personality, and a story that is easy to follow, with some surprising twists. There is so much more to the story than what is explicitly stated. Looking forward to Mr Hill’s next books!
I very much enjoyed The Journey, it is an easy read with an engaging plot, and full of surprises until the very last page. The central figure ,Simon, is an interesting if conflicted character , but also a bien survivor having to make a series of moral decisions as he faces one challenge after another. Undoubtedly many readers will identify with him, while others may not like him at all. The other characters, of which there are many, are often very likeable and the author's description of the…

Good Summer read

Olivia Jones

A very pleasant read

Pal Naess



Recent Videos

English-Speaking Union Launch

24 May 2022, 2:19 p.m.

A Happy Ending for Simon

8 Jul 2022, 1:04 p.m.

Recent News & Media

Books of Interest

1 Sep 2022

The Journey

8 Sep 2022

Author Looks Back to Wirral Childhood

16 Sep 2022

Recent Events



Private Book Launch

The West Kirby Bookshop, Wirral



English-Speaking Union

Le Rowing Club de Marseille



First Public Launch

Le Phénix, Marseille