Book Review: The Switchbacks by Nick C. Robertscategories: Book, Suspense, Crime, Obsession, Hatred, Revenge, Unrequited Love, Parental Abuse, Greed, Class Divide, Flirtation, Mental Health, Thriller
Nick C. Robertsabout this book: The Switchbacks is a story of the disturbing consequences of a well-to-do young man's infatuation with a working-class girl who works at his father's factory.
Set in the industrial north of England, in my hometown, each chapter of the story is told in the first person by one of the four main characters.
The inspiration to write the book, its title and backdrop are the result of my own experiences growing up in the fascinating part of the world that is West Yorkshire, with all its richness and diversity.
In order to research the book, after an absence of many years, I returned to the places described and absorbed the character of the area once again into my psyche.
Among the themes touched upon in the story are: social class, private education, family relationships, parental abuse, unemployment, infidelity and revenge.
The book will appeal to all fans of suspense thrillers, and anyone with an interest in the problems relating to modern day life in Britain.
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A Gripping StoryThe Switchbacks is a gripping story set in a small town in contemporary Yorkshire, northern England. Nick C. Roberts weaves the story skillfully through the voices of the frequently changing narrators – the four protagonists, whose different personalities, ages and social status make it a fascinating read. The characters are highly credible, and as the tale unfolds, we learn a lot about their personal histories, hopes and fears. The descriptions of locations are very enjoyable and the wintry weather in the story made me feel cold even if I was reading it on a hot summer's day. The chill was probably caused by the twists and suspense in the storyline, too. An excellent read! [by mijoca]
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