A Friend In Deed
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.
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Friend-Deed-GD-Harper-ebook/dp/B07K3TJCSV
Author Bio –
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.
Social Media Links – http://www.gdharper.com
Twitter – https://twitter.com/harper_author
I found this book more difficult to get into something about the underlying political statements. I don’t live in the UK so some of what was discussed I wasn’t very familiar with.
I did enjoy the book especially with the characters. They were well written and showed that there was so much behind them that you don’t see.
I think that is what makes this book stand out and will make it such a great seller.