When Emily Pollard receives an invoice from HMRC for two million pounds, she asks her nephew, Michael and his friend, Jonathan, to work with a team of private detectives and find out what is going on at the mansion she lets to a company.
Meanwhile, wise-cracking Jonathan, a university lecturer emerging from an acrimonious divorce, meets Lisa in a pub and she offers to pluck him from obscurity by adding him to the 'casual cast' of her PR video company, also introducing him to Mike's old girlfriend, Jenny.
What with Lisa, barely-visible Cathy, the investigation and the sinister Inspector Cotting, Michael being attacked and left for dead and Jonathan accused of murder, it isn't long before both of the friends find themselves with more excitement than they'd bargained for. The machinations of Jon's ex-wife, Sara, only adds to the mix in this comical adventure.
"Cambridge Blues" a humorous thriller written by a new author to me - Peter Pugh is a really great read!
When Emily Pollard receives a tax invoice for two million pounds, she asks her nephew Michael and his friend Jonathan to work with some private investigators to find out what is going on in the mansion she lets out to a company.
With an attempted murder, false accusations, an ex-wife and a sinister Inspector this book really does have it all.
I liked all the varied and interesting characters in the story, in particular I loved the banter between Michael and Jonathan - they really did have a brilliant 'best mates' relationship and truly cared for each other's welfare. The addition of the nasty ex wife thrown into the mix just added to the comical adventure everyone is thrown into when the men are asked to investigate a possible fraud.
The thing I really liked about this book was that it was really charming and almost 'old school' in its style of storyline and dialogue and after I had finished reading it I realised just how much I enjoyed it as I was truly disappointed it had ended. There's no unnecessary vicious violence, no over the top swearing and no complicated plot line. Although I imagine this book may be a bit tame for a lot of thriller readers, I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a really nice change to read a delightful undemanding story that at times had me smiling yet still remained intriguing and entertaining.
A well deserved 4 stars!
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