Today I am thrilled to be one of the people that are kickstarting the blog tour for The Grass Trail by AA Abbott with a review.
Shaun Halloran wouldn’t be in prison if Kat White hadn’t taken his gun. Pictures of the stunning blonde are plastered all over his cell. As soon as he can escape, she’s dead. But with his criminal empire crumbling, who can he trust?
Kat, panicked by poison pen letters, has nowhere to turn. Her parents are dead and her brother’s ill. Even her sexy new business partner may not be what he seems. When she receives life-changing news, vodka is the only answer…
AA Abbott is an English writer. “Mostly, I write thrillers set in the world of big business,” Abbott says. “Men enjoy my books just as much as women do, and I guess that’s why I chose a gender-neutral pen name. After all, if JK Rowling can pretend to be a guy – twice – then why shouldn’t I?”
Abbott is better known in her day job as Helen Blenkinsop. “I work in interim roles in large companies, and then take time off to write,” she says. “I’ve always loved entertaining others with a story, and my work gives me loads of inspiration. Demanding bosses, frauds, affairs – I’ve seen it all!”
Helen has lived and worked in several English cities. “I aim to convey a strong sense of place in my writing,” she says. “Three cities I know particularly well are London, Bristol and Birmingham. London is awash with foreign money and frenzied work patterns. It’s hectic and exciting. By contrast, you can lose a lot of time in Bristol sipping cider and watching the world go by. Birmingham is where my heart lies – it’s busy, friendly and simply fun to be there. Often, I write about the tensions between different places and people. My characters explore themes of change, darkness and redemption, just as we all do in our journeys through life.”
Any last words? “Yes,” Helen says. “I write great short stories too. There are loads free on my website, and when you sign up for my newsletter, I’ll send you a free e-book packed with terrific tales. What are you waiting for?”
Website – http://aaabbott.co.uk
Twitter – aaabbottstories
This is the third book in a series of 4. And as I’ve read the other 2 it’s only natural I read the next! Once again, this can be read as a standalone, but I’d recommend reading the first 2 books anyway so you can get the backdrop and the whole character build up.
In this instalment we catch up with Shaun, he is doing jail time and Kat helped to put him there, if you have read the first book, then you’ll know why, if you haven’t then get reading! He wants to makes Kat pay for what she did to him. Not that he doesn’t deserve being where he is.
Kat is trying to get her get her vodka brand up and running. I’m still unsure of Kat, she seems to still be completely full of herself even after everything she has been through.
The writing style only seems to be getting better with each book I read. I’d thoroughly recommend The Grass Trail, it’s fast paced and it kept me turning the pages. The last book is called The Revenge Trail and I’m certainly looking forward to reading this to find out the conclusion to the whole story.
Please do go and check out all the other amazing blogs that are contributing to the tour as it goes on, they are all listed below.