Cataclysmic events have occurred in the decorous upper middle class enclave within Southsea, Portsmouth, on the south coast of England.
But what were the circumstances that contributed to this violent clash involving a Sherman tank and a bazooka? The strange occurrence is Investigated by Lord Everard Pimple, a naive, upper class twit who not only inadvertently opens a can of worms, but has an introduction into the world of womanly wiles.
Everard’s life is about to blow up like an atom bomb… he just doesn’t know it yet. But after the dust settles, will he still be standing?
I have read a couple of Pete’s books now and those I have read, I have enjoyed. Pete’s books are a bit different to the sort of stuff I read but as they say ‘a chance is as good as a rest’. Pete’s latest book is called ‘The Duchess Of Frisian Tun’ and it is certainly an interesting and intriguing read, which I enjoyed but more about that in a bit.
I have to be honest and say that it took me a little while to get into this story but whilst trying to read the book, I was also suffering with my back and the pain kind of took over for a bit affecting my concentration. However, once I got into the story, I ended up so wrapped up in the story that I forgot all about the pain. For me, reading this book was bit like therapy. The more of the story I read, the more intrigued I became and the more I had to read. I would say that I raced through the latter half of the story. I soon reached the end of the book, which I was disappointed about. I don’t mean that I was disappointed in how the story ended but I ended up enjoying the story that much that I just didn’t want the book to end.
‘Road Kill’ is well written. Pete has a way of catching your attention from pretty early on and drawing you into the story. I love the way in which he combines the serious stuff with humour. I found that I ended up chuckling away to myself throughout the story. I loved the diverse set of characters that we meet in this book. Some of their names just made me giggle. I felt as though I was part of the story and that’s down to Pete’s very vivid and realistic storytelling.
In short, I did enjoy reading ‘Road Kill’ and I would definitely recommend it to other readers. In particular this book will certainly appeal to those readers, who like something a bit different. I will certainly be reading more of Pete’s work in the future. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 4* out of 5*.