Written by Morgen Bailey
Panicked at killing a man on a Northamptonshire country road, drunk driver Liam Ross buries the body in the woods.
The man was an undercover cop. When Liam returns to the woods… the body has disappeared.
Set in present-day Northamptonshire, England, ‘One for the Road’ focuses on three interweaving threads: the repercussions for drunk driver Liam Ross after he hits a man on a country road when yet another argument with live-in nurse girlfriend, Jo, has driven him to the pub on that fateful night; gang underling Barry ‘Not Gary’ Newman; and newly married Todd Litten aka Neil Ryder, the policeman who was just doing his job.
A Slow Burn – Worth Waiting For!
A very different kind of book – but I rather liked it!
When Liam is driving home and hits something, he hopes that – at worst – it’s an animal. However, his hopes are dashed when he finds it’s a body but with a few too many drinks in him, calling the police is out of the question. So he buries the body. When he discovers it was actually an undercover cop, he returns to the scene – only to find out the body is no longer there. Panic stations!
This is a story told from several different points of view; it took me a while to get the connection as the action goes back and forwards several times but once I got into the rhythm it all made sense. Unfolding slowly, it’s like peeling back the layers to get to the truth – and it does all come out in the end. Trust me, it’s worth waiting for. Probably not the ending you expect – it certainly wasn’t what I thought would happen but on reflection it was spot on. There were certain bits that I felt dragged on a bit, but overall it was a very decent read from an author I’d be happy to look out for again and I’m very happy to give it four stars.
My thanks to Book On The Bright Side for both my copy and for including me in this Blog Tour. As always, this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
Tags: crime fiction
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 365 pages
- Publication Date: 4 July 2019
- Purchase Links: amazon
Morgen Bailey – Morgen with an E – is a multi genre author, freelance editor, writing tutor, writing competitions magazine columnist and judge, blogger, and speaker.
Her books can be found at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Morgen-Bailey/e/B007SNIBF8, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Morgen-Bailey/e/B007SNIBF8 etc.), Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/morgenbailey) and wherever her books can be ordered.
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