#BlogTour #BookReview A Right Royal Face-Off by Simon Edge #Giveaway @rararesources @EyeAndLightning

A huge delight to be the latest stop on the Blog Tour for A RIGHT ROYAL FACE-OFF by SIMON EDGE.  My thanks to the author, publisher and Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for the copy of the book and putting this tour together – and letting me be part of it all!

There’s also a chance for you to win a copy of this book too!! I do spoil you……..

A Right Royal Face-Off

It is 1777, and England’s second-greatest portrait artist, Thomas Gainsborough, has a thriving practice a stone’s thrown from London’s royal palaces, while the press talks up his rivalry with Sir Joshua Reynolds, the pedantic theoretician who is the top dog of British portraiture.

Fonder of the low life than high society, Gainsborough loathes pandering to grand sitters, but he changes his tune when he is commissioned to paint King George III and his large family. In their final, most bitter competition, who will be chosen as court painter, Tom or Sir Joshua?

Meanwhile, two and a half centuries later, a badly damaged painting turns up on a downmarket antiques TV show being filmed in Suffolk. Could the monstrosity really be, as its eccentric owner claims, a Gainsborough? If so, who is the sitter? And why does he have donkey’s ears?

Mixing ancient and modern as he did in his acclaimed debut The Hopkins Conundrum, Simon Edge takes aim at fakery and pretension in this highly original celebration of one of our greatest artists.

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Purchase Link

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Author Bio –

Simon Edge was born in Chester and read philosophy at Cambridge University.

He was editor of the pioneering London paper Capital Gay before becoming a gossip columnist on the Evening Standard and then a feature writer on the Daily Express, where he was also a theatre critic for many years.

He has an MA in Creative Writing from City University, London. His first novel, The Hopkins Conundrum, was longlisted for the Waverton Good Read Award. He lives in Suffolk.   Read more about Simon and his work at http://www.simon-edge.com.

Social Media Links –

Twitter: @simonjedge

Instagram: @simonjedge

MY REVIEW

If you are looking for a book that is the perfect antidote to the miserable, crazy world we currently live in, then you’ve come to the right place!!  This is a Georgian comedy about Thomas Gainsborough  and his rival painter, Sir Joshua Reynolds – if you thought the art world was stuffy and dull then think again!  It’s a book that made me smile and chuckle on numerous occasions and I just adored spending time with these characters and wondering where the story would take me!

It’s a dual timeline story – from the present time when a new antiques show is about to debut on TV and they’re looking to spice things up, to the past where we see Thomas dealing with royalty and rivalry on a grand scale!  There’s also letters we get to read from the past as we read the Georgian goings on from the point of view of David, a servant to the master painter and he has a whole different take on events at work, as he reports back to his family and let them know about a world they can’t even  begin to imagine!

Gainsborough is a  wonderful character! He almost seems to resent having to paint portraits but it pays the bills and he wants to be #1 – not easy when Sir Joshua seems to be flavour of the month! I loved the behind the scenes  goings on too at a sitting for a painting – the royal family gossiping and complaining about life as they chat with him!

In the present we get to witness how the world of TV operates, especially reality shows who try and use the public and humiliate them – when Muriel Mudge takes a painting along to be valued they think they’ve struck gold with her absurd claim but they’re soon the ones eating humble pie when she digs in her heels and refuses to speak to them as they try and make amends when doubts start to creep in!

The whole flow of this book was just pitched perfectly! There’s a great balance between the two timelines and so much to keep you entertained and intrigued! Just why is there a painting of a man with donkey ears?!  You can tell that the author has had so much fun with creating this storyline as it really comes across and his imagination has run riot!

A blast to read and quite touching too at times! It’s a book that has a little bit of everything from history, to mystery to satire and it  is one I highly recommend to everyone!

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GIVEAWAY

A treat for those of you in the UK who want to win a copy of this fabulous book!

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#BlogTour Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe by Rosie Green #BookReview @rararesources

A delight, as always, to be part of a Blog Tour for the latest installment of The Little Duck Pond series! My thanks to the author, publisher and Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for putting it all together and letting me be part of it all!

Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe Wedding fever is in the air in the village of Sunnybrook. With Ellie and Zak’s Big Day on the horizon, the sun is shining brightly on the Little Duck Pond Cafe community. But when dark clouds begin to roll in from more than one direction, several close relationships look to be under threat. Will the wedding of the year actually take place at all?

 Purchase Link: Amazon

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rosie Green has been scribbling stories ever since she was little. Back then they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’. Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all, unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.

Rosie’s brand new series of novellas is centred on life in a village café. Confetti at the Little Duck Pond Cafe will be the sixth in the series

Twitter – @Rosie_Green1988

MY REVIEW

I love this series so much! And with this latest installment – number 6 in the series but can easily be read as a standalone – I’m in love with it and the inhabitants of Sunnybrook even more!

With a wedding to be planned – for Ellie and Zak – there should be lots of happy times ahead for these characters, but there’s always something to throw a spanner in the works and in ‘Confetti’ there seems to be a massive cloud hanging over some of them that makes you wonder if maybe the marriage is not meant to be, especially as the book opens with what seems like a tragic event having taken place.

The story then jumps back 3 weeks so you can see what has led up to this moment and a lot can happen in 21 days!!  Ellie has had her heart set on an August wedding forever, and with her mum having Alzheimer’s then the quicker the wedding goes ahead the better, so her mum can share in a joyous day.  But disaster strikes on the venue front, and with a stubborn mum refusing to  do what’s best for her, then poor Ellie is really put to the test with what she has to deal with.

And there’s a new character to add to the mix in this part, Primrose, who seems to be searching for a few answers of her own, but is struggling to know where to turn. At least she hits it off straight away with the animal population of Sunnybrook and her farming skills are put to the test!

There is lots of humour and warmth throughout this story, and that mixes well alongside the more serious subjects that are faced by certain characters. It sums up life – it’s not all cups of tea and cakes! There’s reality in there and that helps you bond quickly with the characters – seeing them face up to real life issues.

Rosie has another hit on her hand with this one and I’m eagerly awaiting the next installment!! More please!!

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#BlogTour Maybe Baby by Carol Thomas #BookReview @rararesources

Extremely excited to be the latest stop on the Maybe Baby Blog Tour today! My thanks to the author, publisher and Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for letting me be part of it all!

Here’s all you need to know about the book!

Maybe Baby

 Just when you thought you had it all worked out … Best friends Lisa and Felicity think – maybe, just maybe – they finally have everything sorted out in their lives. Lisa is in a happy relationship with her old flame, and busy mum Felicity has managed to reignite the passion with her husband, Pete after a romantic getaway. But when Lisa walks in on a half-naked woman in her boyfriend’s flat and Felicity is left reeling from a shocking discovery, it becomes clear that life is nothing but full of surprises …

Published by Ruby Fiction

Purchase Links

Amazon UK

Amazon US

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carol Thomas lives on the south coast of England with her husband, four children and lively young Labrador. She has been a playgroup supervisor and taught in primary schools for over fifteen years, before dedicating more of her time to writing. Carol is a regular volunteer at her local Cancer Research UK shop. She has a passion for reading, writing and people watching and can often be found loitering in local cafes working on her next book. Carol writes contemporary romance novels, with relatable heroines whose stories are layered with emotion, sprinkled with laughter and topped with irresistible male leads. 

Social Media Links – 

Website and Social Media Links: http://carol-thomas.co.uk

http://facebook.com/carolthomasauthor

http://www.instagram.com/carol_thomas2/

Blog: http://carol-thomas.co.uk/blog

MY REVIEW

Having loved the first book in this series  – THE PURRFECT PET SITTER – I have been eagerly awaiting the latest installment and it’s been a real delight to revisit the wonderful characters again and to see what life throws their way this time!  Don’t worry if you haven’t read the first book thought, as this is very easy to read as a standalone!

Lisa and Felicity are best friends and life seems to be going smoothly for them both – or is it?!  Felicity is married with 3 children and has an idyllic relationship with Pete, but that could be about to change when his mum needs to move in to recooperate! Felicity has finds herself dealing with some unexpected stress in her life personally so it all begins to feel a little too much for her and as she tries to get fit for her first 5k run things may be getting a little too much!

Lisa on the other hand is beginning a new relationship but still has trust issues after past relationships and not helped by a friend of Nathan’s who seems determined to thwart him moving on with Lisa.  In amongst the chaos of her love life, she’s also dealing with her pet sitting business which always makes for extremely funny situations she finds herself in when dealing with  crazy animal antics and chaotic households she visits!  

This book really mixes the fun with the more serious sides to life so well and gives such a great balanced read that always leaves you wanting more!  Felicity and Lisa are 2 women you instantly warm to, and can empathise with their dilemmas and insecurities and it was a gratifying and cheerful read – and I’m already itching to get my hands on the next installment – if there is to be one!!

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#BookReview Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

About the book

There is a hint of Armageddon in the air. According to the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded, thankfully, in 1655, before she blew up her entire village and all its inhabitants, who had gathered to watch her burn), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. So the Armies of Good and Evil are massing, the four Bikers of the Apocalypse are revving up their mighty hogs and hitting the road, and the world’s last two remaining witchfinders are getting ready to Fight the Good Fight. Atlantis is rising. Frogs are falling. Tempers are flaring, and everything appears to be going to Divine Plan.
Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not particularly looking forward to the coming Rapture. They’ve lived amongst Humanity for millennia, and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle. So if Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they’ve got to find and kill the AntiChrist (which is a shame, really, as he’s a nice kid). 
There’s just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him.

Published by  Gollancz

MY REVIEW


What could possibly go wrong when an Angel and a Demon team up to try and stop the Apocalypse from taking place?! In Good Omens we get to see their attempts at trying to find the anti-christ who has been misplaced,  whilst dealing with frogs falling from the sky and trying not to displease their ‘bosses’ from up high and in the pits of hell!

I adore Terry Pratchett and sadly miss the mad world he created not being added to in The Discworld series, but have loved this collaboration with another of my favourite writers in Neil Gaiman and in Good Omens they created a story full of so much humour, social comment and wonderful scenes that I often found myself  going back over a page just to make sure I read things write and didn’t miss anything!

From the antics of Crowley and Aziraphale, to the side stories of a modern witch who is an ancestor to Agnes Nutter, she of the prophecies fame, and a modern day witchfinder, there are so many things that have the ‘pee’ taken out of them and it all just blends to make for a blinding story.

I can often read a book in super quick time but this is one of those books that seem to make you slow down your reading pace as there are so many quips and general hilarity that you can’t take it all in!! It’s probably a book that just gets even better the more times you read it so that’s what I’m planning on doing and soon! There’s so much doom and gloom in the world right now, that if you’re looking for a world to escape into then I highly recommend this as it’s just a treat to read.

I just hope the forthcoming TV adaptation can live up to this book! No pressure……


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#BookReview #GuestPost The Truth about Love and Dogs by Lilly Bartlett @MicheleGormanUK

A huge delight for me to today to share my review for THE TRUTH ABOUT  LOVE AND DOGS by LILLY BARTLETT, and also share a guest post by the lovely Michele about something we all love and that’s book covers!  Which cover do you prefer?! Never an easy decision to make, especially when you’re an Author and wanting people to pick your book up!  

Here’s a little more about the book!

Four little words, uttered by her husband…‘Oh my god,’ he gasped into her shoulder. ‘Shannon!’There’s just one problem: her name isn’t Shannon.
Rewind six months and Scarlett and Rufus aren’t in the honeymoon stage anymore so much as the honey-should-we-bother phase. Desperate to get their sparkle back, Scarlett has plotted, planned and waxed more than any woman should have to, but none of it is working. Which makes it very hard to start the family they want. 
At least her business is going strong, even if her marriage isn’t. She and her best friend spend their days tangled up in dog leads and covered in fur. Scarlett/ is the fairy dogmother, training hopeless pets like compulsive eater Barkley, impulsive Romeo Murphy and bossy Biscuit. Meanwhile, her best friend walks the dogs and pines for the man who doesn’t know she exists. Thank goodness the women have each other. 
If only Scarlett could work out how to get her marriage back on track. But Rufus isn’t sharing his feelings with her. He is, though, sharing with her best friend. Her best friend, Shannon.

Amazon US link: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Four-Legged-Word-Michele-Gorman-ebook/dp/B01LW80PF7

Amazon UK link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Four-Legged-Word-Michele-Gorman-ebook/dp/B01LW7UMO9

GUEST POST – all about covers!

How often do you pick up a book because of the cover? I do it all the time. It’s what makes me take the time to look at the description, read the first few paragraphs, and, if I like all that I see, decide to buy it.

So, is it any wonder that covers cause us authors so much angst? They might even make us more nervous than writing the book itself. That’s because writing is an evolutionary process. It takes months to do, plus there are many rounds of editing. But the cover is the instant, one-and-only first impression your book will make. It’s like getting ready for a first date with someone that you really really want to impress! You’ve only got one chance.

Every single author I know holds her breath when that email comes through from the publisher saying “Here’s the cover art and we hope you’ll love it as much as we do.”

So here it is: my one chance. These are the two covers we’ve chosen to make a first impression for The Truth About Love and Dogs. What do you think? They’re very different from one another, aren’t they? That’s because tastes in romcom covers in the UK are so different from preferences in the US.

I always ask my Facebook friends and newsletter followers for their feedback about my proposed covers, and the US readers mostly go for a photographic cover while UK readers love the illustrated ones. Does that hold true for you? Which do you like better?

Whichever cover grabs you most, I hope you’ll love the story inside!

Happy reading!

Lilly xo

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Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dr5RGX

http://www.michelegorman.co.uk/

About the Author

Michele writes books packed with heart and humour, best friends and girl power. Call them beach books, summer reads, romantic comedy or chick lit… readers and reviewers call them “feel good”, “thought-provoking” and “laugh out loud”. She is both a Sunday Times and a USA Today bestselling author, raised in the US and living in London with her husband. She is very fond of naps, ice cream and Richard Curtis films. Michele also writes cosy chick lit under the pen-name Lilly Bartlett. Lilly’s books are full of warmth, romance, quirky characters and guaranteed happily-ever-afters.

MY REVIEW

What an absolute joy this was to read!! It mixed the fun of dealing with crazy dogs – and their even crazier owners! – with the more serious topics of a married couple drifting apart and how fertility issues played their part in putting a wedge between a husband and wife and how that put so much pressure on their relationship and friendships!

Scarlett is a dog behaviourist – she is the doggy whisperer!  Although most of her work centres around re-training the owners more than the dogs! The exploits of both had me laughing out loud! And along with her best friend, Shannon, who is a dog walker,  their business is growing nicely and all seems well!

But tougher times are just around the corner and when her husband, Rufus seems to find it easier to talk to Shannon about delicate issues rather than to his wife and it puts them all, especially Shannon, in a very awkward position. And when Gemma, Scarlett’s sister, falls pregnant it really devastates Scarlett and she struggles to cope with her feelings of jealousy which was totally understandable.

I raced through this book as it was just so easy to care about these characters and hoping that their lives could be put back on track and loved how sensitively more serious subjects were dealt with alongside the humour of dealing with problem dogs!.  

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#BlogTour Kosmos by Adrian Laing #BookReview #RandomThingsTours

Extremely delighted to be the latest stop on the Blog Tour for KOSMOS by ADRIAN LAING.  My thanks to the author, publisher and Anne of Random Things Tours for letting me be part of it all!

If you are looking for something a little different to read, then look no further!

About the book

Rookie barrister George Winsome, young and arrogant, defends an old boy who thinks he’s Merlin on a manslaughter charge. The riotous trial turns Merlin into a celebrity; money, greed and ambition take hold of George and his partner Heather until the secret of Merlin’s past is revealed as the spirit of Saint Yves intervenes to ensure George and Heather follow their true paths. ‘Kosmos’ is a modern-day jury trial, a feel-good love story and a spiritual journey involving Saint Yves, Nemesis and Merlin.

 FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

* Paperback: 288 pages

* Publisher: FLAME TREE PRESS; US paperback edition edition (30 Nov. 2018)

* Language: English

* ISBN-10: 1787580512

* ISBN-13: 978-1787580510

Amazon UK

 About the Author

Adrian Laing was born in Harlow, Essex in 1958 and was educated at Hillhead High School, Glasgow and Exeter University where he studied law, graduating in 1978. Adrian was called to the bar (Inner Temple) in 1979, aged 21. Following a sabbatical in Paris studying with Michel Foucault at the College de France, Adrian undertook a pupillage in chambers and was made a Tenant (2 Pump Court, Inner Temple) practicing at the criminal bar defending and prosecuting in jury trials for seven years.

Leaving the criminal bar in 1987 to pursue more commercial interests, Adrian worked as the Assistant Head of Licensing at the ITC during the Channel 3 franchise process and then as a full-time consultant to the Chief Executive of Thames Television (Richard Dunn), following which Adrian was appointed the Senior Broadcasting Lawyer for the Leeds-based firm of solicitors, Hammond Suddards working in the city of London.

In 1994 Adrian was selected to become the first in-house lawyer at the Murdoch-owned publishing house, HarperCollins, where he held the position of Director of Legal Affairs and Company Secretary till 2001 working with some of the leading authors and agents of the day.

Adrian qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and set up his own legal practice (Laing & Co) for over 10 years acting for a wide range of prestigious business clients and authors. Adrian presented or chaired a leading seminar for The London Book Fair 2003 to 2012.

Adrian Laing is the co-author with his wife (Deborah Fosbrook) of three leading law titles published by Bloomsbury Professional, the author of R.D. Laing: A Life a widely acclaimed biography of his late father, the Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing, and a novel, Rehab Blues.

Adrian has appeared on radio and television many times most notably the BBC documentary ‘Just Another Sinner’ and Saturday Live with James Runchie.

Adrian now lives in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

MY REVIEW

Reading this was a pleasant surprise and turned out to be nothing like I thought it was going to be!  It’s a blend of a courtroom drama, with an insightful and poignant story of finding your way in life and doing what makes you happy – it isn’t always about the money!

Add to the mix a man who says he’s Merlin – yes, THE Merlin! – and you find yourself totally involved with the fight for justice and watching how people can be transformed by those they meet along the way.

George Winsome – what a name for a lawyer! – is a barrister in training and finds himself thrown in the deep end for his first case! He has to learn the tricks of the trade as he goes and the pressure is on for him to win the case as there are expectations from his firm.  His client, Merlin, is accused of manslaughter but is seemingly winning over the hearts and minds of those he meets in jail – prisoners and staff! –  and the case soon  grabs the attention of the media! The case itself turns even crazier too especially when the Jury seem more interested in what food is on offer, and the Judge is dealing with a son who seeks revenge in a rather peculiar  way!

I really enjoyed the character of Merlin as he was just so pleasant and wise!  He’s often puzzled by the world he finds himself in and it was good to see modern life through his eyes.   He forms a great bond with George and that really helps in the second part of the book where he is there seemingly to guide George and his girlfriend Heather as they face some tougher times in their lives and they try to work out the point of it all!

So if you’re looking for a book that has a bit of fantasy, touches of humour and a strong courtroom drama element, then this is the book for you!  A really enjoyable read!!

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#BlogTour Smart Moves by Adrian Magson #GuestPost #BookReview @DomePress

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Extremely delighted to be taking part in the Blog Tour for SMART MOVES by Adrian Magson. My thanks to the author and publisher for letting me be part of it all!

And as well as my thoughts on the book, I’m also lucky to have a guest post from Adrian himself for you all to enjoy!!

About the book

International troubleshooter Jake Foreman loses his job, house and wife all in one day. And when an impulsive move lands him in even deeper water – the kind that could lose him his life – he decides it’s time to make some smart decisions.

The trouble is, knowing the right moves and making them is a whole different game. And Jake, who has been happily rubbing along things he always suspected were just a shade away from being dodgy, finds it all too easy to go with the flow. Now he’s got to start learning new tricks.

If he doesn’t, he could end up dead.

Published by The Dome Press

Publication Date – out now!

Purchase Links

Dome Press shop    £6.29

Amazon UK  £8.99

hive.co.uk  £7.75

About the Author

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Author Website https://www.adrianmagson.com/

Twitter link

‘a classic crime star in the making’ (Daily Mail) – is the author of 22 crime and spy thrillers, a ghost novel and ‘Write On!’ – a writers’ help book. His latest novels are ‘Rocco and the Nightingale’ (Oct 2017) the fifth in the Insp Lucas Rocco series set in 1960s France, and ‘Smart Moves’ (Aug 2018) – a standalone novel. Both are published by The Dome Press. When not writing books, he’s a reviewer for Shots Magazine and writes the ‘Beginners’ and ‘New Author’ pages for Writing Magazine (UK).

GUEST POST

Over to you Adrian!!

HUMOUR MAKES THE WORLD GO AROUND

Many years ago, before I got my first book deal, I used to write short stories and comedy material for radio. I also wrote humorous slogans for greetings cards, beer mats, welcome mats and t-shirts. Show me a surface back then, it seemed, and I’d have a go at writing something to go on it. Maybe I was a budding graffito artist and never knew it.

I also wrote short fiction and features for mostly women’s magazines here and overseas. Hundreds of them. They were all part of my writing journey while trying to get the all-important book deal. For a while these non-book activities served me well, helping keep my optimism, ambition (and bank balance) on the up while focussing on making a career out of writing. But useful and enjoyable as it was, short fiction and comedy weren’t what I really wanted to do. The comedy field especially was fiercely competitive, demanding a close finger on the button of contemporary news and lots of submissions to get noticed.

It was a great learning curve, and perhaps because of it, I find most of my writing contains a vein of humour. But it has to be finely judged so as not to get in the way. Most of my books involve the world of crime or spying, so trying to inject a chuckle at the wrong moment in those genres can jangle.

Maybe that’s why recently I decided to do two things I hadn’t done before: the first was to write a standalone after years of writing series novels. The second was to aim for a humorous story. Not a laugh-a minute kind, but more in the situations being described.

In ‘Smart Moves’, international corporate trouble-shooter Jake Foreman is trying to make a success out of a misfortune largely of his own making. He’s basically stuffed up in a big way by spending too much time rolling around the world and losing touch with what was important in life, like relationships, friends and even the changing world around him. In short, he’s lost it all: his wife, home and job.

Describing someone else’s close shaves with bad luck and misery has a tragicomic appeal, because you want the central character to come out okay. I didn’t set out to get belly laughs, but I hope I managed to inspire a few smiles along the way.

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MY REVIEW

Huge thank you to the publishers for the advanced copy of this book.  I know I can always trust them for a story full of quality and intrigue and this is exactly what I got with this story.

The main character, Jake, is having a very bad day! The worst kind of bad days!  All he has known for a number of yeas has ended so he needs to think fast and get a new life plan! He’s been let go from work, his wife has left him, and there’s squatters in his home!!

The more he uncovers about the kind of work he was doing before is a little troubling to him – he’s  been a little naive to say the least! – so when he’s offered new opportunities in the ‘courier service’ he grabs at it! He knows he’s good at it so it makes sense to carry on with what he knows! He seems to care less for the consequences this may bring his way!

Add to the mix, a mess of a personal life and his life begins to spiral a little out of control and, as a reader, you just wonder what he’ll be facing next and where!

This was a fast paced thriller, that felt very fresh to read and the subtle mix of humour worked really well! There was always something going on and I found myself enjoying getting to know Jake as a character and how he had to start thinking on his feet to save himself and those around him!

A refreshing read!

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