Author Andy Blackman
Publisher Clink Street Publishing
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review
Grace Backer had a life full of tragedy. But despite everything, she raised her son, Tom, with her secret intact. Tom is a prodigal child, destined to escape the slums of the East End of London for a better life; circumstances will make him flee his loving mother and their home much sooner than expected.
Tom starts a new life in Odessa, Russia, and with the help of new-found friends starts a business. At last, he is finally accepted into a new and loving family, but one which holds its own dark secrets. A chance meeting with the son of a duke of the realm leads to close friendship and a new business partnership. When Tom decides to move his company to London and have his regal new friend run it, the firm thrives. However, not everything is as it seems, and Tom’s business soon conceals dangerous secrets of its own.
Years later, when Tom finally decides to return to London, he is a wanted man, one hunted by the intelligence agencies. If he is finally to be reunited with his beloved mother and his best friend, he must fight to put the past behind him. But keeping secrets is never easy.
What did I think?
For the Clink Street Spring Reading Week I chose to read ‘For the Love of Grace’ as it sounded like my kind of book. From the offset you get drawn in to Tom’s world and you begin to understanding his way of thinking. Tom is a wanted man – that much is blatantly obvious from the start by Andy Blackman has been clever in how much information he gives you upfront about Toms life and the reason for his high profile.
‘For the Love of Grace is a relatively quick read at just over 200 pages long but there is a lot of action and story packed into those pages. I did feel that the writing style felt a little basic and sometimes felt repetitive which let the story down for me.
The ending definitely clawed back a heart though as it dud come as a surprise and a twist I was not expecting. I just wish the writing style was a little more advanced and then maybe ‘For the Love of Grace’ would have a four heart review here instead!
My Rating? ♥♥♥
Will you be adding this to your TBR pile?