Booker comes across as laid back in some senses and life is just passing him by, and he falls in and out of situations that aren't entirely to his doing. So it took a while to warm to him. However, he is a brilliant character and I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book through his perspective.
First person reads aren't always my favourite as they can be slow and too full of detail. Oliver Tidy mastered this with tension, and plot scenes from the start. As well as a total mystery to what was going on. It kept me interested and brining in Cash and her fantastic personality, which you can't help warming too, even if you know she is caught in the middle between Booker and Sprake at times.
I thoroughly enjoyed the setting of Romney Marsh, and thought it played well as a character in the book itself, as well as the bookshop setting.
Where I wish I could visit, minus the deaths obviously. A great start to a series (I hope) and would definitely read more from Oliver in this series, slightly less graphic than the reads I usually go with, but not lacking in any form of wit, plot, or amazing set up for great characters to be read in future books.
Oliver Tidy was born and bred on Romney Marsh, Kent. After a fairly aimless foray into adulthood and a number of unfulfilling jobs he went back to education and qualified as a primary school teacher.
A few years of having the life sucked out of him in the classroom encouraged Oliver abroad to teach English as a foreign language. The lifestyle provided him the time and opportunity to try his hand at writing.
Oliver's success as a self-published author has led to his Booker & Cash series of books, which are set mainly on Romney Marsh, being signed by Bloodhound Books.
Oliver is now back living on Romney Marsh and writing full time.