Book Review: Local Poet by Paul Trembling

May 5, 2017 mystery/suspense, Paul Trembling 2

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about the book

Rob Seaton Killed a Woman.

Rob doesn’t know Laney Grey. But when she steps out in front of his van and dies on impact, his life will never be the same. He has to know who she was, why she chose to die, and why he had to be part of her death.

To understand her, he must learn to read her poetry. To know her, he must unravel the mysteries of her past. As Laney’s dark secret starts to come to light, and authorities get involved, Rob must learn the full truth and quickly.

But truth comes at a cost and someone must pay…will Rob be the one?

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SERIES: Local #1
GENRE: Contemporary Mystery/Thriller
PUBLISHER: Lion Hudson Fiction
RELEASE DATE: March 27, 2017
PAGES: 176

“Then Laney stepped so briefly into my life, and so swiftly out of hers.”

This new series is off to a great start! I was drawn into the story from the first page and I stayed solidly engaged until the very end. Bits of wry humor (courtesy of the first person narrative) bring some levity to an otherwise  intense story. Although Laney’s character is killed off in the first chapter (not a spoiler, you can tell that much from the back cover copy), she definitely has a presence in the story. It’s haunting and poetic and poignant, and you’ll still be thinking about it when you’ve moved on to the next book.

Bottom Line: Local Poet by Paul Trembling is thrilling and captivating. The characters introduced on these pages set the stage nicely for further books in the series, and the sneak preview of book two (Local Artist) shows that it will be just as – if not more – intense than this one.

Reviewer’s Note: Readers may want to be aware that this does contain some words that Americans consider to be curse words but which the British do not.

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / Love it!

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about the author

Paul Trembling was born in England in 1957 and has been making up stories for as long as he can remember. Whilst following a varied career path – seamen, storeman, janitor, missionary, administrator and most recently, Crime Scene Investigator – he continued to dream up plots, characters, and scenes. Some became sketches, some short stories, some novels. Most are still waiting for their chance to get out of his head!

Paul is married to Annie, and they have three boys, a dog and three chickens. Between them they keep him grounded in reality, though its not the place he really wants to be.

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