This is the début novel by British born writer, MATTHEW SOLO. A crime thriller about a young man who has made a decision, taken a choice. The result was not what he expected, neither was what happened next. Embarking on an idyllic holiday in an effort to put the upsetting events behind him and move on, he finds himself in a life changing situation and gets more than he bargained for. Love, lies and murder are his new path and he discovers he is not the only one keeping secrets.
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I purchased Loser to pass the time whist travelling on a business trip. Little did I know this would end up being the highlight!
Loser is a superbly written, engrossing crime thriller, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing right till the end then brings you down with a crash. Not going to give the story away but the final scene stays with you a long time after you’ve put it down.
The whole undertone of the story is realistically set from the beginning as we follow the protagonist on what becomes an emotional yet disturbing journey of self discovery. The violence is gritty, detailed and realistic but never gratuitous and you feel as if you are right there with him, though all the twists and turns of his new life as he slowly recreates himself.
As I said I don’t want to give it away but I highly recommend you give this a read. It’s not a particularly long story, so can be squeezed into a day or two and will keep you hooked till the end!!
5* to the author and I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!! 🙂Gillsy81
I must be honest, I bought this because it was cheap and the cover looked cool. I was so surprised that when I started reading it because I couldn’t put my Kindle down. The pace is really fast and you feel like it’s a film not a book. There is a simple story with a good plot that really changes in the middle. I was hooked from the first chapter. I know the writer has other books and I hope they’re as good as this.Guillermo
This story leads you down a dangerous path. I was drawn in by the unpredictable plot twists and the shocking actions of this average guy.Michael Bingham
An excellent début novel. Starting with the Loser, a nobody in jail, not knowing how he got there, he begins to retell his story: From the moment when he felt like a bigger Loser than the nobody in jail, through action, death, love and life, as this Loser discovers there is use in being a nobody, to his eventual drive down the road to ‘salvation’ and all the possibilities that await him. Well-paced story telling. Just pick it up and read it.Drew D