Local PoetLocal Poet by Paul Trembling

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ROB SEATON KILLED A WOMAN. Rob doesn’t know Laney Grey. But when she steps out in front of his van and dies on impact, his life will never be the same. The police declare him innocent, but how do you deal with the guilt? He has to know who she was, why she chose to die, and why he had to be part of her death. To understand her, he must learn to read her poetry. To know her, he must unravel the mysteries of her past.
This was a very readable novel. It wasn’t a gritty crime drama, rather more of a whodunit with poor old Rob being pushed from pillar to post as he tries to find out why Laney walked in front of his van. With English my subject at uni I loved the poetry aspects of the book and the way Rob used them to find out about Laney and her background. More feel good than gruesome, this was a very satisfying read.

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