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.
"It was unsettling, the knowledge that a split second decision can completely change the course of someone's life........"
This was certainly a statement that represented David P. Perlmutter's true life account in "Wrong Place Wrong Time".
So many wrongly made split second decisions that impacted on the rest of his life, especially when in the wrong place at the wrong time!!
This book is brilliant and I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish, I would highly recommend you try and read this in one sitting as it's very addictive.
All the way through this compelling read you feel you are with David every step of the way - from his everyday job in an estate agency to the unfortunate events that followed - feeling all his emotions from fear and guilt to shame and relief. There was so much build up of anticipation throughout, the fear and terror was palpable. As a parent of three teenage sons I'm now going to be dreading them taking their first holiday abroad with their mates!
Lots of varied characters make up this story some nice some not so nice, I particularly liked 'Son of Elvis' - what a great character he was. The harrowing account of the filthy, dark and dank police cells were very descriptive and I can't imagine the true horror David went through during those days with only orange peel to keep him company!
"Wrong Place Wrong Time" is a very exciting book with some cliffhanger moments leaving you wondering what will happen next and at times screaming at him 'don't do it!'
I would highly recommend you put this book on your to read list but perhaps best not read if you're on holiday in Spain.......
I have read this book twice, it's that good. In fact, it gets better. One of the most edge of your seat reads I have had the pleasure in reading, and it's a true story. Has to be a movie!
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.