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Welcome to those who haven’t been here before and welcome to the old hands too.
I’ve decided on changes to the site. This time on this first page I’m not banging on about what I’ve written in the past. You can see that on other pages.
Here I want to concentrate on my latest book, NEVER TRUST NOBODY.
For the first time in my writing career I sought help from people whom I know to be regular readers. There were five of them. I invited them to read the manuscript and let me have their comments on characters, plot and dialogue. The results were really valuable and below are some extracts from their observations.
‘I feel that Tom is so real, so like an eight-year old, sometimes demanding and petulant, other times loving and happy.’
‘The one who interested me was Arthur Wendell, the fearsome gang-boss, hen-pecked at home and bullied by his secretary. I suppose that like most people he has unexpected weaknesses.’
‘The character that I think I’d like to read about in a follow-up book is the menacing Trey Bruce.’
‘Barry Crisp is a good father and attentive to his wife but there is another less appealing side to him which became more apparent as the book went on.’
‘Terse dialogue which makes the reader fill in the gaps.’
‘I have a query about the swearing as I don’t normally like it in books but I suppose in this context it’s not out of place.’
‘Good and gripping tale. You’re always waiting for the next surprise.’
‘It is very tricky intermingling two themes as here. The story of Tom runs like a golden thread through NEVER TRUST NOBODY. His innocent world contrasts with his father’s.’
Many thanks to the pre-publication critics: Alison Skilton, Brenda Boniface, Carol Riley, John Collins and Paul King
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