Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for A Friend in Deed by G.D. Harper. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my stop on the tour! Check out my review and let me know what you think.
Britain: a few years from now. A new populist political party has won the recent general election.
Duncan Jones, freelance political journalist and blogger, loses his weekly column at a national newspaper and turns to investigative reporting. The chance remark of a friend leads him to suspect that the Russians are directing the new British government’s policies and decisions. As he visits Moscow and Ukraine to discover more, scandal follows intrigue, dark forces attempt to silence him by whatever means possible and he turns to an unlikely ally for help.
A Friend in Deed is a fast-paced psychological thriller set in an all-too-believable near future. It is also the story of how one man confronts the traumas in his past and works out how to resolve them.
I am a huge fan of G.D Harper’s writing. A Friend in Deed is tense and I never knew what was going to happen as I read. I love when a psychological thriller really gets under your skin and G.D Harper’s writing does that. The political issues in this novel feel super possible, and it’s almost scary to read, which made this novel that much more intriguing.
The characters are realistic feeling, which seems to be a strong part of G.D. Harper’s writing. I’m impressed with the attention to detail and being able to make characters feel real is important in novels.
These novels work okay as standalones, however, there are references to past events and I’m happy that I’ve been reading them right along. I really enjoyed this novel and I am looking forward to more from G.D. Harper!
Original, enjoyable, suspenseful – definitely recommended!
It’s an original and enjoyable book series, that will appeal to fans of crime fiction, political thrillers and a damn good read !
I was placed third in the 2015 Lightship Prize for first-time authors, won a 2016 Wishing Shelf Award Red Ribbon, been shortlisted at the UK Festival of Writing for Best First Chapter, longlisted in the 2017 UK Novel Writing Competition.
In 2017, I was one of twelve authors selected for Authors in the Spotlight at the Bloody Scotland book festival in Stirling, showcasing who they considered to be the best emerging talent in crime fiction, and was the only self-published author to be chosen. I have spoken at numerous other book events, including Blackwells’ Writers at the Fringe at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; a stand-alone slot at the Byres Road Book Festival in Glasgow, and the Aye Write! Book Festival, also in Glasgow.
I worked in Russia and Ukraine for ten years, which gave me the ideas for the plot and setting that I used in A Friend in Deed.
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