- File Size: 1519 KB
- Print Length: 372 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Manson and Westwood; 2 edition (December 7, 2019)
- Publication Date: December 7, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B082H2MJSV
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
The Wrong Kind of Clouds Kindle Edition
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Amanda lives in Scotland with her husband, where she can be found writing, running and walking. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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When he takes a beating outside of his flat, he inadvertently calls one of his ex-girlfriends Summer, instead of the police. Summer can only listen helplessly as Patrick is beaten and then the phone cuts dead as he is dragged into a waiting van and taken hostage.
But with a long list of suspects, can the hostage-taker be found before Patrick is killed?
The Wrong Kind of Clouds is a suspenseful thriller, with a great cast of characters. Patrick may not be the nicest of men, but he does have a heart, especially where the children in Malawi are concerned. He doesn’t actually feature that much in the book though, but it is his disappearance at the start that brings the rest of the characters together.
Summer Morris, is a hot-headed photographer. She likes to be in control and finds it difficult to take orders or be challenged. After her phone call from Patrick, Summer phones the police and is passed from pillar to post until DS L.B Stewart takes the case. He’s not confident at the start that Patrick has been taken, but after spending time with Summer and listening to her reasoning he gives the case his full attention.
Summer blew hot and cold for me. One minute she was a bold young woman, the next she was a sobbing wreck. The two personalities just didn’t seem to go together. Yet she was a remarkable young woman.
There are a few twists and turns, and there are a lot of characters, many who could have ordered the hit on Patrick. The book is also told from the third person perspective, so we get to read about those in the UK who wouldn’t mind Patrick being removed permanently from their lives, to possible offenders in Malawi.
The book has a lot of depth to it, and a tight plot. The writing is fluid, the pace is fast and the characters compelling. It won’t have you on the edge of your seat, but it will leave you satisfied that you have read a fantastic book and wanting more.
Reviewed by Stacey at Whispering Stories Book Blog
**I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**
The book, set in Edinburgh starts off with the mysterious abduction, assault and disappearance of Patrick Forrester, occupation indeterminate, a womanizer, gambler and cheat whose saving grace is that he helps disadvantaged children in Malawi to achieve an education by supporting a charity out there.
During his abduction he manages to make an alarming call for help to his ex girlfriend Summer Morris, a photographer with synaesthesia, which is a condition I've never heard of before but is explained on the NHS UK site here:
[...]In Summer's case emotions are felt as colours.
Summer tries in vain to enlist police assistance in Patrick's disappearance, but at first they're not interested until it is discovered that a female government minister and Patrick have had an affair. Before that discovery though and subsequent police involvement, Summer visits his flat and not very sensibly removes items to try to find out what has happened to her ex-boyfriend with whom she hadn't parted very amicably from.
With several trails to follow, including the mysterious disappearance of children in Milawi and a number of suspects apparently seriously annoyed with the missing man, police involvement when it appears is in the form of the rather enigmatic DS LB Stewart.
I liked the dynamics between the detective and Summer as together they try to unravel the mystery and find out what happened to Patrick Forrester, although if I was being critical the mutual attraction and holding back from the pair of them did go on a tad too long and I felt like shouting at them to get a room, but no, tlme was critical and a man's life could be at stake.
I think and hope there might be more books involving these two intriguing characters because only parts of their personal histories were revealed and there's more I'd like to know about them as individuals.
Altogether a cracking good read.
(With thanks to the author and publisher via Net Galley for ARC in exchange for an honest review)
All in all, I rate this book as very good, and I recommend it to all crime thriller fans, especially those that like Scotland. There is some great atmospheric description, just enough action to keep you hooked, and the chapters are easy to read in short bursts. A great companion for a long journey or a holiday (or in my case, bedtime reading!).
This thriller has plenty of twists and turns. It's a race against time to find Patrick alive and there are many suspects who could be behind the kidnapping. Patrick really isn't a good person to be involved with, but he does have some redeeming qualities and I found myself rooting for him to be found in time. This premise and the writing style led to a page turner of a book.
Top international reviews
The Wrong Kind of Clouds is a crime novel that rattles along, much of it in Edinburgh.
I read it in a day, which is pretty much the greatest compliment that I can pay a thriller. The characters have depth and are interesting - in fact, I hope to hear more of feisty photographer Summer and LB. The Police Detective became my new hero when he said,
"Yes. I really hate bad cooking. I would rather go hungry than eat something out of a packet."
'Atta boy LB!
It's a cracking book that I enjoyed from start to finish.