So I got this book whilst racing though an airport. It was 6am, pre Portugal stag do, the lads were already at the bar getting combat beers.
I gave myself 5 minutes to find a new book. I’ve always been a big fan of judging a book by it’s cover. As I flicked to the usual bio / blurb section on the inner jacket I read “Torsten Krol is a writer. Nothing further is known about him” and from that moment, I was hooked (perhaps that was it’s intention).
It really felt like this guy was telling his own story. The Forest Gump meets Vernon God Little first person narrative took me into the dark heart of America. The story is wrapped around murder and intrigue (not a genre I normally go for) and dark secrets and manipulation. Very strong character lead plot, funny in places, horrific in others this book was a solid piece of satisfying literature. A truly brilliant ending left me wanting more.
This book goes a good way into the study of fate. The way life’s path can turn on a knife edge, go one way or the other. It’s a dark version of the dice man.