Day two of the ‘Fat Chance’ blog tour, and I have a review of the book to share with you all. Many thanks to Juliet for the blog tour invite and review copy.
A missing barrister, a severed thumb and fat chance of finding out the truth.
Ella Fitzwilliam’s world is about to spiral out of control. She’s not cut out to be a private investigator. With little or no aptitude for the job, she’s been sent undercover to expose the hidden lives of two men who meet nearly every week at Buxham’s – a private members’ club where portions are large and secrets are held in strictest confidence.
One of those men is Harry Drysdale, a defence barrister, and the other is Marcus Carver, an eminent surgeon with a tarnished past and much to lose. Ella knows he has unhealthy appetites, she’s sure he’s feeding his perverted habits and putting his female patients at risk but she has to prove it.
When Harry Drysdale goes missing, Konrad Neale TV journalist tries to reveal the truth behind the lies, but some of the secrets start to reveal themselves… and they are big.
What does TWG think?
This really is no like any other psychological suspense I have read before. ‘Fat Chance’ is packed full with bonkers circumstances, intense situations, emotionally based friendships, fetishes, as well as the end of a life. Or two.
There is a lot of to-ing and fro-ing going on, and I did get a little bit confused and ended up losing track of the story at times because of it. Storylines written in that way don’t usually bug me, but I think that due to the complexity of the relationships between the characters, confusion set in a lot quicker than normal. Now that’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy the book because, despite having moments of ‘what on earth….’, I actually quite enjoyed what I was reading.
I couldn’t take Ella seriously at all, and the reasoning behind her colourful personality did become clear later on in the book which allowed me to give her the benefit of the doubt a tad.
I thought that ‘Fat Chance’ was a very, very different read which left me highly entertained in a weird and wonderful way. Even though I found the storyline intense at times, I didn’t think it had high levels of suspense. That said, it did grip me due to the eyebrow theme, and for entertainment value alone – I thought that AB Morgan did a sterling job.