Hello, welcome to our spot on the 2000 Tunes blog tour.
Thank you very much to Sarah @ BookOnTheBrightSide and Karl Drinkwater for providing a copy of the book to [K].
The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.
Mark Hopton is twenty-four, single, and obsessed with Manchester music. It’s his escape into a better world.
Oh man, he needs that escape. His psycho brother’s on his case and in his face, his dad’s in prison, and the local gangsters are twisting his melons to make him smuggle drugs. Heaven knows he’s miserable now.
His one true shining ray of hope is Samantha Rees, a gorgeous and chaotic Welsh woman who rocks his world. She is the only good thing about his dead-end job. However, Samantha is popular, living the 24 hour party people lifestyle, so Mark assumes she’d never be interested in a shy outsider like him.
But after a chance encounter leads to Mark and Samantha spending the day together in the city centre – such a perfect day – perhaps hope isn’t fool’s gold after all?
Who hasn’t used music as an escape from reality for a while? I think we all have at some point or another. When Mark’s life seems to be heading down the plughole he uses music as an escape, till he meets Samantha, then things don’t seem quite so bad anymore…
This was a brilliantly written story that you follow Mark and Sam through their highs and lows, travelling the streets of Manchester. The characters are well developed and I enjoyed the flow and twists in the story that makes this a compelling read.
This was my first book by Karl and so I have not read book 1 in this series, but after reading 2000 Tunes I will definitely pick up Cold Fusion so I can start reading this duo from the beginning and I can experience the journey all over again.
Karl Drinkwater is originally from Manchester but lived in Wales for twenty years, and now calls Scotland his home. He’s a full-time author, edits fiction for other writers, and was a professional librarian for over twenty-five years. He has degrees in English, Classics, and Information Science.
He writes in multiple genres: his aim is always just to tell a good story. Among his books you’ll find elements of literary and contemporary fiction, gritty urban, horror, suspense, paranormal, thriller, sci-fi, romance, social commentary, and more. The end result is interesting and authentic characters, clever and compelling plots, and believable worlds.
When he isn’t writing he loves exercise, guitars, computer and board games, the natural environment, animals, social justice, cake, and zombies. Not necessarily in that order.
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