A heartbroken middle aged mum sets out to kill her daughter’s murderer.
She stalks him, awaiting her opportunity, and gets caught up in a bank robbery and a series of mishaps and misadventures as she goes on the run with her partner in crime.
In their attempt to escape capture, they find themselves in foreign countries, and even on a cruise ship in a storm.
It’s a road trip, a chase, with two middle-aged people trying to evade capture, with often disastrous or hilarious consequences.
I’m sure many people think about killing someone who killed a loved one, but Verity was convinced that she must kill her son-in-law, Chester, to get justice not only for the murder of her daughter, Melody, but also for the loss of her precious grandson.
Until her daughter was killed, Verity was a typical housewife, but when she decided to kill Chester, she became a different person. Once Zak offered to help her, everything went downhill. They were not good for each other, and death seemed to follow them everywhere.
Verity and Zak, the main characters, are well-developed. They’re both flawed, of course (they did plan to murder someone), but they’re likeable despite some of their questionable actions. Zak even tends to be heroic when someone is in trouble.
I like the author’s writing style. It is to the point, and even when Verity is thinking about things, it doesn’t ramble, which often happens when first-person is used. I also like the author’s sense of humor, and there were several times I had to giggle.
I definitely recommend That’s a Shocking Idea…Let’s do it! if you like something a little different than the usual crime drama.
About the Author
Suzanne Shearing is a retired journalist, stage school owner and film maker.
Starting on her local paper, the Welwyn Hatfield Times, as a cub reporter, she progressed to evening and national publications, writing news and features, as well as a local column.
In 1995 she had a change of career, due to her love of the theatre and film. After attending drama school, she opened a stage school, which soon became the most successful part time stage school in Hertfordshire, with 300 young students and fourteen teachers of drama, dance and singing.
When she retired, Suzanne started writing scripts, and made two feature films, ‘No Smoke’ and ‘Archie’, which have been distributed throughout the world, and a short, ‘Nobody’s Child.’ ‘No Smoke’ was an official selection for the International Marbella Film Festival.
’It’s a shocking idea… let’s do it!’ is Suzanne’s second novel. Her first novel was entitled “Two Old Ladies and a Secret Child,” which was the publisher’s best seller within days of publication, and was featured on the Jeremy Vine TV show.
Suzanne lives in rural Hertfordshire with her pups Rusty and Rocky, and with her son and his family nearby.
For more information about the author, visit the author’s official website: http://www.suzanneshearing.com.
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Press/Media Contact Details:
Darin Jewell (Suzanne Shearing’s literary agent)
The Inspira Group Literary Agency
tel. UK +208 292 5163