Published by Pigeon Park Press on November 30 2018
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Also by this author: Snowflake
All Nick wants to do is take his dying father for a perfect father-son weekend in the Scottish Highlands. It’s not much to ask, is it? A log cabin, a roaring fire, a bottle of fine whisky and two days to paper over the cracks in their relationship.
However, Nick didn’t plan on making the trip with a dead neighbour in the back of his car. Or the neighbour’s dog. He really didn’t plan on being pursued by a psychotic female assassin intent on collecting body parts. And he really, really didn’t plan on encountering a platoon of heavily armed mercenaries, or some very hungry boars, or a werewolf.
A Heart in the Right Place - a horror comedy about setting out with the very best intentions and then messing everything up
I am so excited to be opening the tour for this devilishly fun book A Heart in the Right Place by Heide Goody and Iain Grant. I devoured their book Snowflake last year..this is no different! Do check out the other bloggers today with me!
✮ My Review ✮
This book is a hoot! It’s a bloody hoot! It is a rip-roaring, blood splattering, werewolf howling comedic ride. I knew after I had read Snowflake last year that I would be in for a ride and boy I was right!
These two have not failed me with this book. I was chuckling most of the way through it! I mean the crazy situations and the insane actions of Nick mainly and his dad Tony, dare I say it, a hoot! (Seems to be my favourite word).
Tony who has throat cancer has begrudgingly agreed to go away with Nick his son. Nick is trying to plan the perfect weekend in Scotland for them, and all the chaos that ensures begins with a bottle of whiskey! Nick just can’t help himself, he has no one to blame but himself, but it was bloody hilarious everything that played out in this book. This book is so easy to fall under the “just one more chapter” because each chapter is only 2 – 3 pages at most. As mentioned the story focuses on Nick and his dad. However in alternating chapters, we have Finn, a woman you do not mess with, she is on the hunt for Oz. She’s a hit woman, but mistaken identity through the calamity of Nick wearing Oz jacket leads her to stalk the pair on their road trip.
The snappy chapters encourage you to keep reading. The thrill of this book is relentless. I would have devoured (wrong choice of word here!!) this in one sitting if I could! It was so damn funny because I just could not believe it was happening!
Nick idealises a figment of what a Dad should be. Planning this “mans” trip with his Dad, with clay shooting, whiskeys, log cabin. Everything his Dad hates! They learn more about each other on this excursion and their teamwork was great! Definitely, both men stepping out of their comfort zone!
The scenic woods and farmland all were reminiscent of a film I quite liked called Dog Soldiers. When you read the book you will get it! I think that’s why I loved the book because I could picture it clearly as if it was the film. Plus, due to the vivid and obvious description, Finn to me is the female Terminator, I mean will anything stop this woman!
Like I said I laughed a lot at this book. It is not the sort of book that tries to be funny, because it is genuinely funny! You can imagine the dialogue actually happening because Nick is a bit hopeless so the random conversations they have at the most inopportune to me were perfect. Now I loved Snowflake and god that book has me guffawing, A Heart in the Right Place just took it to a new level! I would go as far to say this is a favourite of mine. The dark comedy, the thrill, the horror was amazeballs (yup I used that word in a review) I can not fault it.
I can imagine some people may think the story is a bit far fetched, you know what I disagree. I think that is in fact what adds to the magic of this book, it is tongue in cheek and it is fun and I would like to believe this is what Goody and Grant wanted to achieve. My god they did that for me!
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Until next time xxx
Thank you so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the tour invite and the author for a copy of this book in return for my honest and unbiased review
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