I received this book for free from the Publisher, Bookouture, Books On Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Face in the Crowd by Kerry Wilkinson
on 6th June 2019
Published by Bookouture Genres: Fiction, Crime
Source: Publisher, Bookouture, Books On Tour
Lucy gets the same bus every day.
She hopes to get a seat to herself, tries to avoid eye contact, and, if she’s really lucky, reads a chapter of her book.
But it’s a Friday – and the bus is always crammed at the end of the week. Personal space doesn’t exist. She keeps her elbows close and clings to a pole at every juddering stop.
When she gets off, something feels different.
An envelope stuffed with thousands of pounds is in her bag.
Is it the answer to her prayers, or the beginning of a nightmare?
Because, in the end, everything has a price.
A compulsive read that will have you absolutely hooked and reading late into the night.
I am thrilled to be apart of the Blog Tour with Bookouture for Kerry Wilkinsons new book which is called A Face In The Crowd published on the 6th June 2019.
Lucy thought she had her life all set out. A home, a job, and a husband.
But all it took was one train accident to change her whole life.
Lucy lost her husband Ben that day, but she also discovered a bit later that her husband left her with a wealth of lies and a hell of a lot of debt.
And for 5 years, Lucy has been stuck in the cheapest bedsit\flat that is available in her area. Working bare minimum paid jobs, struggling from one day to the next and living paycheck to paycheck. And having to decide if it’s her or her dog eating that day. She works at a grocery shop and also doing an online course.
Until again, A normal day turned into a truly unique one. She went to work on the number 24 bus as usual, and she came back on the same bus home.
When she got off the bus and checked her bag. There was a blank envelope full of new plastic notes. Over £3000+.
She is stuck in a dilemma of being honest and handing it into the police? or being dishonest, desperate and keeping it? What would you do?
I love how Kerry has developed a character like Lucy, A person who is living in low poverty, working for less than minimum wage. She is rationalising her food, i.e splitting porridge into small portions, so it last while it’s barely filling her up. She will go without to make sure her dog, Billy is able to have every meal etc.
It is very refreshing to see ‘lower‘ class characters being portrayed in this book and also without any of them being criminals or involved in any crimes. Just normal people down on their luck in life and struggling with very little money.
As the saying goes ‘we are only one wage or paycheck from being homeless‘… It is a very thought-provoking storyline.
I LOVED Billy the dog, he was a little character all by himself. Lucy rescued him. He’s a wonderful dog.
It was an easy read which had you gripped, relatable characters. An adorable lovable dog, thought-provoking storyline and many twists entangled.
Kerry Wilkinson has had No.1 bestsellers in the UK, Canada, South Africa and Singapore, as well as top-five books in Australia. He has also written two top-20 thrillers in the United States.
As well as his million-selling Jessica Daniel series, Kerry has written the Silver Blackthorn trilogy – a fantasy-adventure serial for young adults – a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter, plus numerous standalone novels. He has been published around the world in more than a dozen languages.
Originally from the county of Somerset, Kerry has spent far too long living in the north of England, picking up words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’.
When he’s short of ideas, he rides his bike or bakes cakes. When he’s not, he writes it all down.
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