Recovering from a brutal attack where she was savagely raped, university student Sam Smith attempts to rebuild her life and overcome the ongoing effects of her ordeal.
Her ultimate goal is to bring her assailant to justice, but before she can do so her life and loves take a series of intriguing turns as she continues her sometimes unconventional education. Eventually she is able to identify her attacker and decides to exact retribution in her own particular style, but during her preparations Sam becomes aware that her every move is being tracked by a mysterious organisation. To avoid detection by the police and also her hidden watchers, Sam Smith attempts to commit the perfect crime.
However in the aftermath of her vigilante action events change rapidly to bring about a most unexpected outcome.
Miss Smith Commits the Perfect Crime? is the first book in the Sam Smith Adventure Series and can be read as a standalone.
Sam Smith Adventure Series
Book 1 – Miss Smith Commits the Perfect Crime
Book 2 – Agent Smith and the Desert Execution
Book 3 – Agent Smith and the Accident-prone Assassin
Gripping & Thrilling!
What an exciting read! For a debut novel, this is somewhat accomplished and I can’t wait to read more from the series.
Sam Smith was savagely attacked where she was brutally raped, but she is determined to overcome it and continue with her life. Having taken up jujitsu has helped enormously with her confidence and she is working towards gaining a good degree. However she hasn’t forgotten her attacker and has a deep need to bring him to justice, not only for herself but for all the other women out there. In the course of investigating who she thinks is the perpetrator, she realises that she is being tracked and followed – can she do what she has to do without being exposed? In other words, can she commit the perfect crime?
Wow! Have you, like me, ever read a book or watched drama where women are portrayed as being a bit weak and incapable and you find yourself shouting ‘Oh, for goodness sake (or words of a similar meaning), whack him!’? (If the answer is no, I’m beginning to wonder if it’s just me, lol.) Well, this is where you can cheer on the female as Sam Smith is more than capable of taking care of herself these days. With a really well-crafted and gripping storyline, my attention never wavered and I loved everything about this: characters, setting, background, writing, story and conclusion, particularly appreciating that the blurb didn’t reveal chapter and verse, keeping it’s secrets for the reader to discover. I’m so looking forward to continuing onto the next one (already downloaded, just need the time) – it’s just that little bit different and beautifully plotted. Definitely an author to add to your watch list and at 163 pages, not a taxing read but a thrilling and delightful one which sets the stage for the rest of the series. I cannot think of anything which could improve this one, therefore I’m very happy to give it all five twinkling stars and a strong recommendation!
My thanks to the author for my copy and to Rachel’s Random Resources both for forwarding that and my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: women’s crime adventure
- Format: ebook
- Size: 163 pages
- Publication Date: 07 January 2020
- Links: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50372316
Guy Caplin worked in television broadcasting for over 40 years and is one of the few people to have achieved success in both the technical and artistic branches of the medium. He has worked with many celebrities including, the Beatles, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Hope and Maria Callas.
He moved to ITV’s Yorkshire Television in 1969 as a Producer and Director of Sport, Outside Broadcasts and special events. Among the many programmes he devised was the quiz programme “Winner Takes All” fronted by Jimmy Tarbuck and Geoffrey Wheeler, which under his tenure was regularly amongst the Top Ten TV programmes and twice reached the coveted Number One Spot.
When the final series of the hit American programme Dallas ran into technical problems in Hollywood in 1989, Guy left YTV and joined a UK broadcast engineering company to try to come up with a solution. The solution proposed resulted in the creation of the DEFT process, which although too late to be used on Dallas, was used initially on the Simpsons and subsequently on Friends, Frasier, Superman and many others America series. DEFT was awarded an Emmy for outstanding technical achievement.
Back in the UK Guy owned and ran a company creating video productions for both broadcast and industry, was a freelance trainer at the BBC and a visiting tutor at the National School of Film and Television
For the past thirteen years Guy has also been regular lecturer for P&O cruises and Cunard and has effectively travelled twice around the world.
Now, having closed his video company, he spends his time writing under the name of Guy Rolands and has now completed four novels in the Sam Smith Adventure series. Having worked all over the world and encountered hundreds of remarkable characters, his experiences provide colour and intrigue to his work.