November 2011 Book of the Month.
Very different from his previous novels but this tightly written story with a PTSD suffering ex-soldier as the narrator is a gripping and rewarding read. Don’t be fooled by the quirky introspective start, it quickly accelerates to an edge of the seat contemporary thriller.
Look out for Paul Torday's new book, The Legacy of Hartlepool Hall, published in January 2012.
Traumatised by a tour of duty in Iraq, Richard Gaunt returns home to his girlfriend with very little of a plan in mind. Finding it difficult to settle into civilian life, he turns to drink and gambling - and is challenged to a bet he cannot resist. All he has to do is walk from London to Oxford in under twelve hours. But what starts as a harmless venture turns into something altogether different when Richard recklessly accepts an unusual request from a stranger ...
Publication date: 06/08/2011
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||6th August 2011|
|Publisher:||Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Paul Torday was our Guest Editor in April 2012 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing. Paul Torday was born in 1946 and read English Literature at Pembroke College, Oxford. He spent the next 30 years working in engineering and in industry, after which he scaled back his business responsibilities to fulfil a long-harboured ambition - to write. He burst on to the literary scene in 2006 with his first novel, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, an immediate bestseller that has been sold in 25 countries. Paul Torday died in 2013.More About Paul Torday