A London estate agent finds himself on the wrong side of the law one night, leading to the loss of his driving licence, his job and his home. He decides to visit Spain for a change of scenery but gets more than he bargains for when before long, misfortune, circumstance and a degree of stupidity land him in more trouble than that which brought about his downfall back home.
One night in Marbella, armed with more Dutch courage than common sense, he rescues two people from a burning hotel, but in the process is falsely accused of arson and manslaughter and thrown in a Spanish jail.
‘Aided' by a UK tabloid journalist, whose sole objective is to create shock headlines, David's gripping real life account has had readers leaving 5* reviews on Amazon in their hundreds.
***** Story sinks its claws into you and doesn't let go.
***** Read many books, but this one tops the lot!
***** Best book I've read in a very long time!
***** It should be a movie!
***** I'm reading it for the third time, it's that good!
David P Perlmutter lives in Hertfordshire, is the proud father of four children and has one grandson. David is very close to his large family. He is also a Campaigns Ambassador for Cancer Research UK.
David's second novel Five Weeks catalogues a trip during which he was almost left for dead in a Pennsylvanian wood.
A truly captivating story, as the author takes you on a journey to relive his past escapades. As it's a true story it makes it all the more gripping. There are times when you just want to shout out 'NO!' The writer lays bare his actions, and while some bad decisions were made, for the main part of the story he really ended up being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Really well written, makes you want to not put the book down as you want to find out what happened next. My favourite book of the year so far, it may only be January but I'm confident that I will be saying the same thing still in December. I highly recommend.
WOW You want reality in a book? This is the book for you.
Starting off with a change of job from being a real estate agent who lost his job, car and everything that went with it, including the money.
A change of life was called for and started as a light hearted ‘wander’ into Marbella, sea, sand and sex being the only thing to worry about.
It is a down right gritty autobiographical account of making some wrong choices in a different country.
Its fast, its gut wrenching and almost makes you puke at the thought of some of the things he went through.
The lies he had to endure the betrayal and violence he had to just manage through were appalling, along with some of the conditions he had to live in.
Knowing he had the love and help of his family was the only thing that kept him going, a lot of us don’t have that.
“it’s only a mirror”
This might be a guy just telling his story but to be able to recall as much detail as he has in this book, it must be burnt into his mind for him to remember it as clearly and concisely as this.
Thank you for sharing this bold, scary part of your life.
Your mum was right you brought shame on her family but you went through more punishment than they would have ever given you.
A fantastic recollection of life in a hard place , you won't be disappointed , you are also ready to read 'Five Weeks' which IMHO is also ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️