There is more to the shadows than just darkness
The Otherside is located at the fringes of our world, hiding in plain sight and existing within our shadows. Shielded from humanity, the Otherside is watched over by the BTCO, a highly secret government agency, whose members all possess ‘The Knack’, a genetic anomaly that allows them to see this other world.
Franklyn ‘Bermuda’ Jones is the BTCO’s finest agent, the only human to have passed to the Otherside and returned. Gifted with the ability to physically interact with both worlds, Bermuda reluctantly stands between both worlds, pining for the life he had to leave behind and the daughter he can no longer see. Teamed with Argyle, an enigmatic Otherside warrior, Bermuda is assigned the case of a missing woman who has vanished under mysterious circumstances.
As Bermuda delves further into the disappearance, he uncovers a threat that could destroy the truce between two worlds…and finds himself in a race against time to safeguard humanity’s very existence.
Discover a new world in this fast-paced urban fantasy packed with thrills, action and the odd one liner.
by Robert Enright
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Do you ever get that feeling of being watched but no matter how hard you look there is nothing there? Well perhaps it isn’t just a feeling, perhaps it is an ‘other’ getting on with their business feeling like they are being watched but see nothing too. Now imagine that from being a small boy you could see things and some things could see you, yep I did say things because these are like the creatures in your worst nightmare and if you can see them you can touch them and if you touch them well they aren’t all friendly or pretty. It would make you a real weird kid that no one wanted to be with. So welcome to the world of Franklyn ‘Bermuda’ Jones, all grown up now and working as a Special Agent among people like himself at the BTCO (or “Behind The Curtain Organisation”). Keeping their eye on the two worlds.
Bermuda is very much the reluctant hero. I mean who the heck would employ a man who would jump at nothing and shout at ‘imaginary’ creatures. To my world and yours he is a bit of a nutter that wonders round London chuntering away to himself. Then the strange thing is he can take off running through bustling streets like he has a purpose with what feels like the wind behind him that arrives seconds after he has gone past or something topples over or even feels like you have bounced off a brick wall. Well that would be his partner from the ‘otherside’ Argyle, that normal people can not see.
Argyle is rather proud of his position in the team but there again he is there by choice but he is seen as a bit of a traitor by his own kind. I loved this 6ft 8ins sort of gentle giant. It is the pairs job to solve cases of missing people, the type that don’t just go missing but really disappear and it is on the increase, hence ‘Bermuda’s’ name. Now to be honest there are some real bad ass others responsible which puts the pair into some pretty sticky situations. All real entertaining stuff.
I love the idea that Robert Enright has created his main character out of a real screwed up and seriously damaged bloke. He is far from perfect, at times cringe worthy and yet I know that he would be the guy fighting my corner. The story has quite a bit of everything from the fantasy side to a criminal case to a romance and it all works brilliantly together. The name Bermuda doesn’t just cover the fact that he hunts down missing people it covers him really well too as he is quite lost himself, being so isolated, with no-one able to break through his fear.
This is the first story in a three book series but book two is just round the corner. I hope that I find out a little bit more about Argyle in the next book. I think his story could be quite an eye opener. A super pacey read and brilliant start to a fascinating series.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Edgware, North London, Robert Enright always wanted to write. From online roleplay games to drawing up comic book characters, it wasn’t until his mid-twenties that he finally finished a project. Laughably, it was a script for a romantic comedy! After the release of his first self-published novel, One by One (Direct buy link), Robert signed with Urbane Publications to release Doorways. One year later, he decided to leave and will be self-publishing Doorways and the Bermuda Jones series. With three entries in the series to come in 2018, he couldn’t be more excited!
Robert lives in Buckinghamshire with his fiance, dreaming of the day he can get a dog.