#BookReview #BlogTour A Heart In The Right Place by Heide Goody and Iain Grant
Publisher: Pigeon Park Press
Available: 3 November 2018
Genre: Comedy / Family Drama / Horror /Fiction
Thankyou #RachelsRandomResources and the Authors Heide and Iain for my copy of ‘A Heart In The Right Place’ and my spot on this Tour, I’ve loved every page and had many a laugh throughout!
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 really enjoyed this! Very easy to read, fast paced and had me laughing out loud throughout. Great to relax with and have a bit of fun, with a little darkness to it in a very unique way.
I really enjoyed this, and it was the perfect change of pace from thrillers and crime, but still with that little edge to it. The storyline is very unique, in fact I don’t think I can even think of a story to liken it to. Everything about this was just a little bit different, from the plot line to the Characters within the story and the writing style.
The story is very easy to engage with, and the comments from the Characters are witty a lot of the time. I loved the way these a Characters were drawn, each with a very distinct attitude and very human reactions that were perfectly ridiculous whilst maintaining that bit of plausibility to keep you hooked.
And hooked I was. The premise of the start up is sweet, a son who wants to take his dad on a roadtrip and spend some time together. Anyone who has ever been on a road trip will tell you that things very rarely go as planned, and in these Characters case it really does not go as planned, in ways that are hilarious. Now take your typical “oh no it’s going wrong!” Road trip, add in some heartwarming moments, werewolves and general shenanigans and mishaps, and you’re about there.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every page of this, and looked forwards to seeing how the next event would be handled, in fact I was a bit sad to reach the end! This was the second book I have read by these Authors, and I was so glad to get back to their writing! I can’t wait to see what they do next.
About The Authors:
Heide has been co-writing with Iain Grant for several years now.
The Clovenhoof Satan-in-suburbia comedy series goes from strength to strength, check it out!
You might also enjoy the Oddjobs series, especially if you’ve ever had a terrible job.
Don’t forget to look at the standalone novels too, there are some gems in there.
3 Fun facts about Heide and Iain*:
Heide and Iain are writers in residence of a Warwickshire phone box
Heide and Iain were commissioned to write an Adrian Mole story to celebrate the character’s 50th birthday.
Heide and Iain operate a premium line phone service where they will read stories to your pets when you’re on holiday
* One of these is untrue
Heide lives in North Warwickshire, England with her husband and children.
Find her at http://www.pigeonparkpress.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Clovenhoof-Books-285544508177333/
Iain Grant is a writer of comedy fiction and fantasy.
He is, with Heide Goody, the author of numerous comedy novels, including the ‘Clovenhoof’ series (in which Satan loses his job in hell and is forced to live in suburban England). They are also co-authors of the increasingly popular ‘Oddjobs’ comedy series.
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