Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy and Bloodhound Books for inviting me to take part on this BLOG TOUR for BAD SONS, a Booker and Cash Story by OLIVER TIDY
David Booker returns to Romney Marsh on the south coast of England for a holiday. He is expecting to spend time helping his aunt and uncle pack up the stock of their second-hand bookshop in preparation for a happy retirement.
He arrives in Dymchurch on a miserable April night to find his relatives missing without word or clue regarding their whereabouts.
As events unravel, the outlook of the local police pushes Booker to search for his own answers to the questions surrounding his family’s disappearance. To unravel the mystery he will have to put himself in danger.
Will Booker find the answers he needs and make it out alive?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
When the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone came about for David Booker, I think he sort of grabbed a half brick just to make sure. His life in Turkey was disintegrating rapidly, so David didn’t hesitate jumping on a plane to head for home turf just for a little break with his Aunt and Uncle and to give them a hand to pack up their business ready for retirement. He really needed the quiet but not the sort that faced him when he got their house. It was like someone had cast a magic spell to whisk them away. There was no sign of them but coats, shoes and his aunt’s handbag were still in the house.
The story is told by David, whom I took to quite rapidly, I loved his quick humour thinking that at times over spilled into words and got other peoples backs up, including the police. Sometimes the only way to get something done though is to do it yourself and with the little help of a friend, so he turns his hand to a little investigating with DS Jo Cash, a police officer that is more hands on than paper work. She is quite a gutsy lady that will have a go at the biggest even if she gets knocked on her butt. Between them they make a balanced and formidable team.
The story is one of those that starts with a steady pace and adds layers of tension a bit at a time and before you realise it this pair are up to their necks and you can’t turn the pages quick enough. I really liked this book but I am so looking forward to the next one where Booker and Cash can get straight into the action. Brilliant series introduction.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Oliver Tidy was born and bred on Romney Marsh, Kent. After a fairly aimless foray into adulthood and a number of unfulfilling jobs he went back to education and qualified as a primary school teacher.