What a talented writer and a great read! I enjoyed ‘A Penny For Them’ enormously as much as the journey of the hapless Ben Matthews, the protagonist of the book.
Pat McDonald is quite some writer who convincingly writes about her male characters. There are a number of twists and turns in the tale and large doses of typical British humour.
All in all, a most enjoyable read. I look forward to reading more of this author’s books.
You may also read my review of this book on Amazon.
Benjamin Matthews is the hapless hero with the innocent face of an angel and only two GCSEs in chemistry and history. At the vast age of thirty, he has not yet found his niche in life, but has drifted along performing a series of jobs that always go wrong.
Then he meets Rebecah, a nymphomaniac and the beautiful daughter of a failed politician who is one of the most successful villains in his hometown.
If lying should ever become an art form, Ben would succeed, because people believe in his honest face. From his very first white lie (about his name being Benjamin Pollock), he digs himself in deeper and deeper, realising that it is important to be considered a Pollock.
Even he has to admit that he is rather good at this lying malarkey. Ben finds he has a talent for being a criminal, going from strength to strength, and taking Daisy Productions to new heights. But will his latest business venture follow the usual pattern and fail? Will his fabrications be the end of him?
A Penny for Them takes a humorous look at crime from the viewpoint of the criminal and is spot on.
About the Author:
British crime author Pat McDonald lives in a rural part of the Midlands, United Kingdom. She previously worked as a researcher, project manager, and programme manager in the NHS as well as in law enforcement and the criminal justice system. She is now a full-time novelist.
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