Three guys in their thirties have something in common. Their children all go to the same school. One day a tragic event leads to them having to deal with a lurking aftermath which draws them into each other’s lives and causes them to rethink their attitudes to just about everything. The children tell the second part of this story, ten years after the initial events. The dust seems to have settled until one of them uncovers information that throws everything back into chaos. The third part… well that will have to wait.
✨✨My Thoughts ✨✨
If you are after a quick read that has great content then this novella is a must buy for you. I’ve read a few short stories which seem to cram in a whole heap of content and can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. But, The Fathers, The Sons and The Anxious Ghost has got just the right blend of plotline and drama to make it a great book.
Now it doesn’t take a genius to realise what the book is about. But, for reviewing purposes I’ll indulge you in my take of things:
The Fathers : the first part (yes, despite being a novella it still manages to come in parts) focuses on three fathers. They all have sons who attend the same school. I liked the premise of this because there aren’t many books out there that I have read which centres around the male parent perspective. A bit of disorder descends on the school play, but something more startling happens that will rock the community.
The Sons: This part is ten years on from the night of the school play. And, obviously is told from the perspective of the sons. Because of this we get to unravel some of the mysteries and get answers. Yet again it was a nice touch to have an all male point of view.
The third part: I won’t divulge information on this part as this is a point of view that brings the whole story together. And, I’m not here for the spoilers. You will have to read it for yourself.
Believe me in the fact that you won’t be disappointed with this novella, it is written perfectly and it delves into the importance of looking out for one another. A very thought provoking story.
Thank you to Emma at DampPebbles for giving me the opportunity to be on the blog tour. And to Jamie and the publishers for my gifted copy.
About Jamie Adams:
Jamie is a teacher who has studied a geography degree back in the nineties because of his love of nature and the outdoors. He found environmental education especially important and soon became a teacher for the primary-age group. Jamie enjoys reading and watching all kinds of theatre productions, from high dramas to lively musicals. His love of writing shines through in everything he does.
After writing a group of short stories linked to romance, which he published as ‘Short Dates’ independently, he decided to write a novella centred around topical issues such as mental health, parenting and relationships.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jamie-Adams/e/B07C642RJZ/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07VW63P3K/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i2
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1528917367/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0
Published in paperback and ebook formats on 30th July 2019 by Austin Macauley Publishers