The book business loves handcuffs – and not just in shades of grey. There are colonies of different genres with all kinds and creeds and orthodoxies. I can understand this. I’d be pretty surprised if I opened a can of Walmart Tuna to find it stuffed with caviar. But for sure – I’d survive somehow as long as I had some fizzio therapy vino in the house to help me swallow my consternation. I’ve always spilled outside the genre corset, mainly because of sex. I’ve just got to put some in – well rather a lot actually.
I came across Nicky Wells a few years ago now. She’s a trouper and just the kind of girl who’d give you caviar rather than tuna. At the time she was singing a rock song from one of her books to a live audience. She’s just got a new book out and here’s my review.
Well, I sat down to read a few pages and ended up putting it down finished at 2 o’clock this morning. I’ve never been sure what genre of book I go for and this story suited me because it’s an action suspense romance thriller. What hooked me in was that right from the start I cared about the characters. The tension is well maintained and there’s a bit in a ventilation shaft that had my palms sweating. There’s a strong love story and of course a mystery to solve with an evil villain and an East End market barrow load of red herrings. The writing style is easy to read as the story romps along. I won’t add any plot spoilers but there’s a sexy girl and a well hunky hero. It’s also a modern tale with clearly some research done into computer hacking and the world of data storage. It’s a glass of wine story – once you’ve started, you’ve got to finish it.
Ditch the genre corset and spread out with a good story.
Find the book worldwide here: http://www.smarturl.it/DeadHope
Find out more about Nicky Wells here: https://nickywells.com/
Emma Thinx: Don’t hold it back, someone out there’s waiting for it.
Emma–wow! I’m blown away by your wonderful review, although I do feel compelled to apologise for the sleepless night I inadvertently caused you. I’m thrilled that the story engaged you and that the genre question doesn’t come into it: you totally “got” me. 😀 Thank you for your time and lovely endorsement, you are an angel. Watch out for the next one… !! XX