Hello and welcome to our stop on the Fake blog tour!
Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and Roz Kay for providing a copy of the book to [K]
The reviews below are 100% honest and all of her own views.
James Cowper-art dealer, gambler, thief-is going straight and on the brink of redeeming himself with his disillusioned wife, Imani. He’s still broke, but all he needs to take care of that is a rare art find. Then trouble arrives in the shape of a scheming landlord and an unwelcome dinner party with his boss. As events spin out of his control it appears that nobody, including Imani, is what they pretend. And over everything looms one make-or-break question for James: can he get a grip on his exploding life?
This was a fast paced story that had me switching through my emotions, from laugh out loud to ‘oh no’ sadness moments. At one point in the story I thought I knew where the narration was heading, I actually had to put the book down so I could mentally prepare for the moment I thought was coming. This is a moment I have only occasionally had with my previous reads.
I enjoyed the main characters in this book from James Cowper, who just wants to make up for his past mistakes to his stubborn and irritating landlord Bruce.
Fake wasn’t a book I would have necessarily picked up, but I am so glad I had the chance to read and review as it has turned into a favourites.
I will be recommending this book to my friends who like this sort of book and cannot wait to see what Roz publishes next.
Roz Kay is a writer and former journalist. Her debut children’s novel, The Keeper of the Stones, was published in March 2020 by Hayloft Publishing and she’s had literary short stories published under the name Roz DeKett. Roz, who now lives in Wiltshire, England, has lived in Ghana, Canada, Malaysia, Brunei, and the United States—including nearly six years in Philadelphia where Fake is set. Fake is her debut novel for adults.
Published in paperback format by Darley Press on 21st September 2020
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