Today i have the great good fortune to be on Jim Ody’s blog tour, I have enjoyed watching Jims author career move from strength to strength.
A cold retreat follows – Penny, As a child, Penny dreams of being a princess. She knows life isn’t exactly like fairytales, but she hopes it can be similar.
The future isn’t so kind to Penny. The princes in her reality turn out to be evil. Battered and bruised she hits rock bottom
My thoughts: whilst i’ve always enjoyed Jim’s writing, I felt that he needed to ground himself more on one genre and with A cold retreat he does just that. You have all the classic parts of Jim’s writing – interesting characters that stray away from the norm, plenty of humour and the odd clever music reference. But this time they are paired with a really smart fairly straight crime novel plot. There is a wonderful twist you don’t see coming and some interesting point of view chapters from different characters. This is a truly intelligent enjoyable read, and long may this New era of Jim’s writing continue