Thank you veyr much to Jill for allowing me to close down the blog tour for Alison Morgan’s book Fat Chance, which was published by Junction Publishing on the 15th January 2019
About the Book
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.
This is the first book of Alison’s I have read and it kept me hooked throughout.
I really liked the back story with Ella and all of her issues, especially with the way they are dealt with in the book in a very sympathetic way. I also liked the fact that her mental health didn’t affect her work much and she didn’t use it as an excuse for anything.
Throughout the book I was left guessing about what had happened and didn’t work it out until the reveal, which really added to the story line as I had to keep reading on to find out what was going to happen next.
One of the other things that keeps this book original and different from most other crime books is there is a lot of humour throughout, which I really enjoyed.
Overall it is a brilliant read, which kept me hooked throughout.
About the Author
Alison Morgan lives in rural Bedfordshire, UK, with her engineer husband and bonkers dog. Life is never boring and they are usually planning the next adventure. Alison spent several decades working on the front line of mental health services as a specialist nurse and latterly as manager of an early intervention service for first episode psychosis. However, when a heart problem brought her career to a juddering halt, she had to find a way of managing her own sanity, so she sat down to write some useful clinical guidelines for student nurses. Instead, a story that had been lurking in her mind came spewing forth onto the pages of what became her first novel. Since then she has been unable to stem the flow of ideas and writes full-time from a luxurious shack at the top of the garden. Alison writes under the name A B Morgan and. within her storylines, she continues to make good use of her years of experience in mental health services, where the truth is often much stranger than fiction.