LOCAL POET – Paul Trembling

A big yes to this unusual tale of accidental homicide, and an awakening awareness of poetry, wrapped up in a gripping mystery thriller.


Rob Seaton is a very ordinary young man, working as a delivery driver, rocketed into remorse when a young woman steps into the road in front of his van. Absolved of legal blame, he is still compelled to get to know the woman whose life he has taken – Laney Grey, a local poet.

At the library he finds an ally who introduces him to Laney’s work, and to poetry for the first time in his life. The author paints a flowering of Rob’s simple engaging character into somebody much more sensitive and somewhat deeper. As he feels compelled to scratch away at the mystery that is Laney Grey, he begins to find that there is something sinister lurking there. In turn, his discoveries solidify him into a determined investigator. Which of course might be a short-lived occupation if he isn’t very careful.


Paul Trembling

A very enjoyable British crime thriller; tense and conceivable.


Thanks to Remy Njambi Kinyanjui of LION HUDSON PLC for this review copy.



About peterjearle

Writer of thriller novels. 5 Published: 'Purgatory Road', 'The Barros Pawns', and the Detective Dice Modise Series:'Hunter's Venom - #1' 'Medicinal Purposes Only - #2', and 'Children Apart - #3; all from Southern Africa.
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