Thursday, May 4, 2017

Local Poet by Paul Trembling

Book description:

Rob Seaton Killed a Woman.

Rob doesn't know Laney Grey. But when she steps out in front of his van and dies on impact, his life will never be the same. He has to know who she was, why she chose to die, and why he had to be part of her death.

To understand her, he must learn to read her poetry. To know her, he must unravel the mysteries of her past. As Laney's dark secret starts to come to light, and authorities get involved, Rob must learn the full truth and quickly.

But truth comes at a cost and someone must pay...will Rob be the one?

My review:

  I had a little trouble liking and getting into this book at first..... it just was kind of weird. However, the further I read, the more I got  into the book and actually liked it after all.

  The author came up with a unique plot: a man hitting and killing a woman he didn't know, then trying to learn as much about her as he could through her poems.

 I found myself liking the main character a lot. To imagine through this fictional guy the emotions you may go through if you were in his shoes, was interesting. I am not into poetry, so I found most of the poems odd, but they did add to the story.

 The bad guys, shooting, and crime came as a surprise.....a welcome surprise, since I like suspense and mystery.

 There was a surprise ending and everything made sense at the end.

 I was disappointed in some bad language, but there was not a lot of it. Over all, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it.

I was give a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the author:

Paul Trembling got into the habit of making up stories before he could read or write. Since then, he’s followed a diverse career path, being at various times a seaman, a missionary, a janitor, and a crime scene investigator―but he’s never broken the story-making habit, and has no plans to try.

Local Poet is available from Lion Publishing, an imprint of Kregel Publishing.

Thanks to Kregel for the review copy.