Thrilling Encounter of the Devious Kind,
This review is from: Escaping Reality (Kindle Edition)
This book is not exactly a straight-forward cops and robbers, blood and thunder mystery, nor does it enter into the realms of true psychological torment. It is more than that! A mystery to be solved and a crook to be found, while the hunter himself is being hunted mercilessly.
Having poor eyesight, it is a testament to the excellent writing that I read the whole book myself, howbeit a few pages at a time. Did I find it a page turner? Yes, but I was in no hurry to get to the end, I was simply enjoying each page as it came!
The reader is there with Jerry, feeling his pain and discomforts, experiencing his fears and dilemmas, as he tries to escape his pursuers and solve the riddle of how he came to be in a prison-escapee predicament, chased by the Law and criminals alike; not knowing who is his friend and who his foe.
We may consider Jerry to be a little stupid but he is a lovable idiot for all that. A bit kinky with sex too. Not many would dare to risk certain of his couplings -- might end up in hospital, or with a call to the fire brigade to get untangled.
Apart from the story itself, at times I also found it an enjoyable Northern England tour guide, as Jerry travelled moors and roads, sometimes on foot, sometimes by bike. Then across to Amsterdam and back.
Yes, the hero is devious, cunning and clever, but a lovable guy for all that. The book is full of twists and turns with enough intrigue and suspense to keep you going to the very end.Escaping Reality