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Published by Contraband, 25 April 2019. ISBN:
If you want the
ride of your life, you could do no better than reading this book.Norman Bates is alive and well…he’s living
just next door.
Todd, the narrator of the story, is a tax inspector who, recently fired from
his job, is nursing a huge grudge. He is the father of Adrian, a twenty-five-year-old,
unemployed obsessive. They live a humdrum life, stuck at home with each other sharing
a run-down two- bedroom bungalow located in Ipswich, and get on each other’s
book opens in the middle of a heat wave when Mr Todd begins to keep a journal chronicling
the minutiae of everyday life and Adrian’s irritating habits and mannerisms.
the first half one has a certain sneaking sympathy for Mr Todd. The second half
takes an altogether new and darker direction. The author ratchets up the
tension in such a skillful manner that has the reader thoroughly unsettled and
engaged. And when Adrian brings home a girlfriend and her young daughter things
turn very nasty.
twists and turns of the plot are edgy and gripping, the characters driving the
story towards insanity and murder. The author has an eye for detail, a dry wit and
a gift for dialogue; creepy and electrifying incidents keep one on tenterhooks
and the writing is uniquely and chillingly immersive.It certainly packs a punch. This is a
thriller that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it.
Iain Maitland has been a professional writer since 1987. He has written
over 50 books, mainly on business, and been published as far away as Russia,
India, Japan, USA and Australia. He has also written for the Sunday Times,
Which? and the Financial Times amongst many others.
Serena Fairfaxspent her childhood in India,
qualified as a lawyer in England and practised in London for many years. She
began writing by contributing feature articles to legal periodicalsthen turned her hand to fiction. Having
published nine novels all, bar one, hardwired with a romantic theme, she has
also written short stories and accounts of her explorations off the beaten
track that feature on her blog. A tenth, distinctly unromantic, novel is a work
in progress. Thrillers, crime and mystery narratives, collecting old masks and
singing are a few of her favourite things.