Well, it looks like this strange summer of 2020 is slowly coming to a close and autumn will soon by pushing its cooler winds in our direction soon. However, fingers crossed we might be getting a bit of an Indian Summer with a bit of luck so let’s wait and see.
Anyway, we’ve just spent a little bit of time down on the South West coast of England in Cornwall, near to the place where one of my books, The Seeds of Lies is set. I love it down there and I can certainly see why there have been so many books set around this area in the last few years or so. Such a magical place with an astounding coastline just steeped in history and each little village just seems to have many stories to tell. Great for a writer, i should tell you.
Moving on though, I should tell you one of my great enjoyments on whatever type of holiday I go on, whether is camping under the stars or staying in a nice hotel I always seem to find a little time to read a book or two. This year, it was a book called Bridging the Gulf by an author I managed to interview a couple of years back. He’s called Malcolm Hollingdrake and I believe he is a very talented author indeed. Anyway, this is my review I left on Amazon and Goodreads, and if you get a chance to pick up any of his books I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. I certainly wasn’t with this one.
BRIDGING THE GULF by MALCOLM HOLLINGDRAKE.
I picked Bridging the Gulf for my summer holiday read this year, and what a good choice it was. The book itself started off very well and had my attention from the start. But the best part was yet to come as the plot unfolded and moved to Northern Cyprus. I loved how the author used his skill as a writer to take me there as his descriptions were, in my opinion, just about spot on, and I felt as if I had known the place for years. All in all this was excellent work. Getting back to the plot and I will try not to give anything away, but I will tell you it covers the controversial subject of Gulf War Syndrome and how some of our armed forces coped with it. Once again it seems to me that the author has done some extensive research into this subject and I feel as if I have learnt a little more about the subject after reading this book, which was great. But this book isn’t just about that. It’s also a thriller, it’s also a bit of a clever cat and mouse story. It’s also romantic to a touch. All in all I believe the author has got this book down to a tee and I really enjoyed it. So good plot, fantastic settings, some great and very believable characters and a bit of a twist at the end I didn’t see coming makes it a five star read for me.