Firstly I wish to thank Jill Burkinshaw for the invite on this Blog tour for FAT CHANCE by A.B. Morgan.
A missing barrister, a severed thumb and fat chance of finding out the truth.
Ella Fitzwilliam’s world is about to spiral out of control. She’s not cut out to be a private investigator. With little or no aptitude for the job, she’s been sent undercover to expose the hidden lives of two men who meet nearly every week at Buxham’s – a private members’ club where portions are large and secrets are held in strictest confidence.
One of those men is Harry Drysdale, a defence barrister, and the other is Marcus Carver, an eminent surgeon with a tarnished past and much to lose. Ella knows he has unhealthy appetites, she’s sure he’s feeding his perverted habits and putting his female patients at risk but she has to prove it.
When Harry Drysdale goes missing, Konrad Neale TV journalist tries to reveal the truth behind the lies, but some of the secrets start to reveal themselves… and they are big. (
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
The story revolves round Ella, a larger than life character in every possible sense. Ella has tried many roles in life but not quite fit into any so when her friend, a private investigator, offers her an undercover assignment she takes on the part enthusiastically.
Buxham’s is a place where privacy, secrecy and sheer indulgence in gluttony takes place. Feeders can happy drool over ladies that are proud of their poundage and who are willing, for a price to take things to another level privately. Two such well-known gentlemen, a barrister and a cosmetic surgeon, meet each week and embark on a little competitiveness. Ella soon becomes a prize they both desire.
This may be an undercover operation but there was full exposure in every possible sense. I was totally transfixed with this story as Ella tried unsuccessfully to be more of 007 with her little gadgets than just blending in. When different scenarios came up I had to hesitate just a few seconds before finding out just how far she would go to get the info she was after. Inventive she was in the most bizarre ways.
I felt that the story was quite light-hearted to begin with but in the latter part of the book it does take a much deeper turn. An absolutely never would have guessed situation that sends the story in a totally different direction. I had become addicted to this story with its tasty delights of scrumptious desserts and mad cap characters that I loathed and loved. An unusual story with a delicious dark side, very different to the norm, in a brilliant way. I would love second helpings of this!
This story is a treat to read and easily devoured in one sitting.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alison Morgan lives in rural Bedfordshire, UK, with her engineer husband and bonkers dog. Life is never boring and they are usually planning the next adventure. Alison spent several decades working on the front line of mental health services as a specialist nurse and latterly as manager of an early intervention service for first episode psychosis. However, when a heart problem brought her career to a juddering halt, she had to find a way of managing her own sanity, so she sat down to write some useful clinical guidelines for student nurses. Instead, a story that had been lurking in her mind came spewing forth onto the pages of what became her first novel. Since then she has been unable to stem the flow of ideas and writes full-time from a luxurious shack at the top of the garden. Alison writes under the name A B Morgan and. within her storylines, she continues to make good use of her years of experience in mental health services, where the truth is often much stranger than fiction.