Sunday, 22 February 2015

The Bookseller by C. Robert Cales

Book 12
The Bookseller by C. Robert Cales

The Bookseller second edition.

Across from Boston Common, nestled into the corner of a cobblestone mall, sits The Bookseller, a bookstore owned by a lovable rare book dealer and his wife, who runs a coffee parlor inside the store. The parlor is the morning gathering place for business people from around the mall where the complimentary coffee is hot and delicious, the croissants are a quarter, and the lively banter is free. George and Elizabeth lead a happy life surrounded by many friends.

Their happiness is about to be shattered by a violent South American drug cartel with a new, high tech process for smuggling cocaine. 
I was privileged to receive this book from Netgalley and although I found this book to be very long it was really good.
This book ticks all the boxes, you have romance, crime, supernatural and sci-fi all rolled into one.
At first I couldn't see see how a nice respectable bookseller, his wife and neighbour, a very nasty drug lord trying to smuggle cocaine into America and a nice guy who demolishes a house that's scared the residents of it's town for over 200 years could tie in together but it does and Mr Cales does it tremendously.
If this had been a film I would have been hiding behind my couch at some points, it's very cleverly written and the different amount of emotions you feel while reading this are unbelievable and I was kind of sad when I'd finished the book as it leaves you wanting more. I look forward to reading more by C. Robert Cales in the future.
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