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About Keith A Pearson
Keith A Pearson is a bestselling author from Hampshire in the UK.
As a self-professed writer of vaguely believable novels, Keith's first title, 'The '86 Fix' was published in 2016. His career has since blossomed with an ever-growing base of dedicated fans who appreciate his mix of humour, intrigue, and general weirdness.
Keith is also the creator of the popular, politically-incorrect character, Clement - a double-denim wearing gangland fixer who claims he died in 1975, and now spends his days seeking redemption whilst struggling to cope with twenty-first century life.
If you're interested in Keith's work, or wish to register for updates on new releases, head over to his website - www.keithapearson.co.uk - or follow him on social media...
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Despite living on Earth for almost thirty years, Simon Armstrong knows he is not of our world.
Still, with his interplanetary mission almost over, he’ll soon be saying goodbye to a life he’s struggled to navigate and the humans he doesn’t much like. The only creature he’ll likely miss will be Merle, the antisocial cat he shares his home with.
Simon does, however, have a minor problem — he has no idea how They will orchestrate his extraction from our planet. With the threads of his earthly existence unravelling by the day, all he can do is wait patiently for a sign.
Then, with time running out, he stumbles upon a significant clue to his departure. What Simon doesn’t know is that clue could uncover a truth more arcane than any alien world.
“With hints of Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant and Matt Haig’s The Humans, Pearson’s latest gem is every bit as compelling as both. A fantastic story, superbly told.” - Gillian Andrews
"If you lived through the 1980s and love time travel novels, you'll struggle to find a more addictive read than Pearson's latest gem." - Joanna James
In May 1987 Jackie Benton received a heartbreaking phone call from her boyfriend, Sean Hardy, bringing an end to their five-year relationship. He’d fallen for a fellow student at Exeter University.
Sean and Jackie would never see each other again.
Thirty-three years later, Sean returns to his home town. There, he inadvertently discovers what became of Jackie Benton.
That discovery instigates a series of events, culminating in a miraculous journey back in time – only days before a catastrophic event in 1988 destroyed Jackie’s life. Unbelievably, Sean has been gifted a chance to befriend his first love and steer her away from certain tragedy.
However, Sean faces one major obstacle – Jackie is an angsty youth, and he’s old enough to be her father. Then, there’s the challenge of keeping his true identity a secret while navigating life in ’80s Britain.
With time against him, can Sean connect with his one-time love and make amends for the pain his younger self caused, or will the same tragic history repeat itself?
"A genuine page-turner which manages to seamlessly combine nostalgia, suspense, and mystery — all laced with a healthy measure of British humour."
Beth Baxter always dreamt of being an author. Unfortunately, fate has a twisted sense of humour so rather than writing books, she now sells them in a second-hand bookshop. With middle-age approaching and her life unfulfilled, Beth is at least grateful her forthcoming marriage to Karl is worthy of hope — or, so she thought.
When her fiancé’s sordid past catches up with him, Beth finds herself embroiled in a sinister game of hide and seek. As her life is torn apart and all appears lost, Beth is thrown an unlikely lifeline when a former gangland fixer called Clement crashes into her life, offering to help.
Unfortunately for Beth, there is one minor complication with her saviour — Clement claims he died in 1975 and must help Beth as penance for sins committed in his previous life.
With just seven days to avoid a fate she can’t bear to contemplate, Beth chooses the lesser of two evils and reluctantly joins her deluded, politically incorrect companion on a quest across London in search of a solution.
Will this unlikely partnership succeed? Will Clement ever come to terms with paying five quid for a pint? And will Beth ever learn the truth about who sent Clement?
“Feelgood fiction for fans of the BBC’s Life on Mars. This book begs to be made into a film or TV drama.”
“Yet again Pearson fully hits the spot with a genius (and rare) balance of comedy, nostalgia & intrigue.”
“An author who really knows how to engage with the reader. He makes the unbelievable believable.”
“Big, brash and beautifully flawed - Clement is my kind of hero!”
Imagine if you could travel back in time and relive one weekend as your teenage self — would you change anything?
On the way home from school in 1986, Craig Pelling decided to buy a can of Coke. He wasn’t to know a seemingly innocuous visit to the local newsagent would dramatically change the course of his life.
Fast forward to his forties, Craig finds himself trapped in a loveless marriage, earning a living in a dead-end job as the manager of an electrical store. He could have been so much more, achieved so much more.
However, fate hasn’t finished with Craig Pelling yet.
A school reunion proves to be the catalyst for chaos, and decades on from his visit to that newsagent, Craig’s mundane life is turned upside down as his past comes back to haunt him.
As he plummets towards rock-bottom, all seems lost for Craig until he’s thrown a lifeline — the miraculous lifeline of a brief trip back in time to 1986.
Will he be able to fix his life? Is it as simple as just reverting one decision he made over thirty years ago?
Craig is about to find out.
"I've read plenty of time travel novels over the years but never one like The '86 Fix. If you lived in the UK through the eighties, this book is an absolute must-read." - Lawrence Martin
What would you give for a wish to come true? Your left arm? Your most cherished possession? Your last crumb of integrity?
Kyle Hammond is suffering a surprise birthday party he really didn’t want. As he blows out the candles on his cake, he makes a token wish. Three days later, to his utter astonishment, that wish comes true.
All his problems solved, Kyle is busy counting his blessings when a gaunt pensioner turns up at his door unannounced. The stranger then confounds Kyle by claiming credit for his recent good fortune, followed by a bizarre declaration … when Edmund Wishkin grants a wish, there’s always a price to pay.
Whether he believes the old man or not, Kyle is about to discover the true cost of a wish fulfilled.
"A real page-turner full of laughs, twists and moments of genuine poignancy. Pearson possesses an undeniable talent for making the unbelievable believable." - Delia Morgan
Toby Grant spends his days working for a digital marketing agency and his nights stressing about how unfair life is for his generation. With a thirtieth birthday only months away and his finances stretched to breaking point, it’s fair to say Toby is not a happy millennial. His parents’ generation had it so much easier … or did they?
After a series of rather unfortunate events, Toby is offered an opportunity to discover exactly what life was like for his parents’ generation, courtesy of a journey back in time to 1969.
However, life in pre-decimal Britain isn’t quite as simple as Toby envisaged. And neither, as it transpires, is time travel.
"If you love a good time travel adventure then Tuned Out should be top of your reading list. I laughed out loud, shed a few tears and genuinely couldn't put it down."
The concluding installment of the bestselling time-travel novel.
To read the first installment, search for 'The '86 Fix' on Amazon.
After his miraculous weekend in 1986, Craig Pelling returned to a future he could never have envisaged. Even by his own hapless standards, his plans have spectacularly backfired. Everything he tried to fix is now broken, and a bleak, lonely existence is all Craig has to look forward to. Does he face that future, or does he try to seek answers? Either way, an emotional rollercoaster ride beckons. Can Craig can find closure before it ends? Or does fate have a few more twists in store for him, beyond Broadhall?
Delusion is the ideal place to rest on a painful journey to the truth.
David Nunn considers himself a good man. Employed as a counsellor for a mental health charity in North London, his typical day revolves around broken minds and dysfunctional lives.
Then, one day in January, a young man staggers into the charity’s office; no appointment booked and seemingly in the grip of a drug-induced episode. David reluctantly agrees to see the young man.
It proves a brief but fateful encounter.
Within days of that meeting, two men gatecrash David’s life; their motives wildly different but each making a demand. What they both have in common is their propensity for violence and deep-rooted psychological issues.
As his world descends into turmoil, David must decide if one of those men can save him from the other. Perhaps more importantly, can he save a self-confessed headcase from himself?
A laugh-out-loud tale of love, life lessons, and an odd little man named Mungo Thunk.
Bathroom scales were not an appropriate gift for his fiancée’s birthday … apparently.
Ever since he ate seven pickled gherkins for lunch at school, and subsequently shat himself during a maths lesson, Adam Maxwell has been cursed by a lack of common sense.
Now in his early thirties, that lack of common sense is about to throw Adam’s life into turmoil after one particularly ill-judged decision backfires … with disastrous consequences.
As Adam begins a rapid descent towards rock bottom, a strange little man by the name of Mungo Thunk enters his life. However, not everything about Mungo Thunk is as it first seems. After insisting Adam can rediscover his common sense by agreeing to an unorthodox brand of therapy, the two set about dealing with a raft of challenges.
Can Adam trust the mysterious stranger to fix his thinking and get his life back on track? Or, will he come to rue the day he invited Mungo Thunk into his life?
"I adore this book. Engaging characters, laugh out loud humour, poignancy, and plenty to think about afterwards."
"I was hooked from beginning to end."
"You're guaranteed a warm glow at the end - a fantastic read!"
"There are romantic comedy novels, and then there's Mungo Thunk - I just couldn't put my Kindle down."
"Pearson has outdone himself. A unique premise peppered with laugh out loud moments."
A page-turning tale of fate, fortune, and far too much wine
“If you fancy spending eight glorious hours laughing, weeping and gasping, this is the book for you. Pearson is an unpretentious storytelling talent and 'Kenneth' is an absolute gem of a novel.” — Eliza J. Edwards
The first time Kelly Coburn bumped into him, she brushed it off as a chance encounter.
The second time was no coincidence.
The third time, he dropped an impossible bombshell and left her with a head full of questions ... Who is the mysterious man in the brown suit? What does he want? Is there any wine in the fridge?
As her life descends into chaos, Kelly’s questions lead her along a twisting path towards the truth — a truth she could never have imagined.
When the truth is locked in the past, best you pray for the right locksmith.Just four months after Emma Hogan was born, her father was convicted of a heinous crime and sent to prison for life.
Forty-six years later, and now a London-based journalist, Emma inadvertently discovers an old notebook she suspects might be connected to the father she never knew. Embossed on the front of that notebook is a single word — Clawthorn.
Unbeknown to Emma, the innocent-looking notebook is anything but, and it takes a stranger with an uncanny knowledge of the past to warn her of that fact — an intriguing stranger by the name of Clement.
With neither the notebook nor Clement being quite what they seem, Emma is compelled to dig for answers. However, one elusive individual will stop at nothing to protect the notebook’s secrets — its mysterious author.
As the past clashes with the present, Emma soon realises there is far more at stake than just a career-changing story. As for Clement; destiny may have brought them together but a seemingly higher power will decide their fate as they attempt to expose the truth about Clawthorn.
Sir Charles Huxley kept a dark secret — a secret the former government minister should have taken to the grave.
His son, William, lives an uneventful life in his late father’s shadow. He never planned on becoming a middle-aged bachelor, and he definitely didn’t plan a career as a low-level politician, but that is now William’s lot … until it’s not.
One evening, William has a chance encounter which sets off an escalating series of sinister events, culminating in a damning revelation about his father’s past. That revelation drags William into the darkest of blackmail plots.
With his blackmailer having cunningly closed every exit, William is trapped, and faces personal and financial ruin. That is until an odd job man working at his local bar steps forward and offers help.
With no alternative, William is forced to join his peculiar saviour on a desperate mission to stop his blackmailer, and unearth the shattering truth about the wrong’un.
"A twisty, page-turning plot laced with humour and skilful characterisation. Incredibly, at the end of the book I actually shed real tears for the protagonist...a politician! For that feat alone, I cannot praise the author enough."
"What the author excels at is writing stories that put unexceptional people into fantasy situations, with enough realism to make you not only suspend disbelief, but also really care about the outcome of the protagonist."