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Too Many Heroes

by Jan Turk Petrie

Crime / Mystery Historical Fiction Relationship Stories Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Too Many Heroes

1952. Seven years since the end of World War II yet the country is still deeply affected by what happened and the after-effects. Frank is an itinerant casual worker, and stories about his war experiences vary. Reserved occupation? Conscientious objector? Deserter? Nobody seems sure, but one thing is clear – Frank is always looking over his shoulder and moving on at the first sign of trouble. A move to London finds him working in a bar where he falls for Grace, the unhappily married wife of the landlord, Dennis. So when Dennis is murdered, the police naturally assume it is a crime of passion. Maybe it is time for Frank to move on again? The book is described as a thriller, but to me, it didn’t have the fast-paced, edgy feel I would normally associate with the genre. Instead, it moves at an unhurried pace, allowing the reader to savour all the subtleties of the story. I thought the book was so beautifully written and the characters so rounded and well developed that trying to slot it into a genre mould like “thriller” really doesn’t do justice to it. A great story, a great read, a well-planned plot and a clever ending all add up to a very memorable book that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Jane Willis, A LoveReading Ambassador

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Too Many Heroes Synopsis

Where can a wanted man hide in a country full of returned war heroes?

It’s 1952 and Frank Danby has been looking over his shoulder for the last ten years, forced to lead an itinerant life, getting work wherever he can while trying to keep one step ahead of the police.

Returning to London, he finds a job in an East End pub, where he becomes entangled with Grace, the young and beautiful wife of the landlord. Then the law comes knocking. Facing a justice system prejudiced against him, Frank must find a way to escape the gallows.

Too Many Heroes is a gripping period thriller, exploring love, belonging and betrayal in a country still recovering from WW2.

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Too Many Heroes Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

This is a really good book. Full review

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ISBN: 9781912855971e
Publication date: 06/08/2019
Publisher: Pintail Press
Format: Ebook

ISBN: 9781912855971
Publication date: 23/07/2019
Publisher: Pintail Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912855971
Publication date: 23rd July 2019
Author: Jan Turk Petrie
Publisher: Pintail Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 294 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Historical Fiction, Indie Books We Love, Relationship Stories, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Historical adventure, Crime & mystery,

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