Sunday, February 7, 2021

BLOG TOUR Fake by Roz Kay

James Cowper-art dealer, gambler, thief-is going straight and on the brink of redeeming himself with his disillusioned wife, Imani. He's still broke, but all he needs to take care of that is a rare art find. Then trouble arrives in the shape of a scheming landlord and an unwelcome dinner party with his boss. As events spin out of his control it appears that nobody, including Imani, is what they pretend. And over everything looms one make-or-break question for James: can he get a grip on his exploding life?

I was happy to be asked to have a stop on the blog tour for this book. I was sent a copy of the book for free from Emma over at Damp Pebbles Book Tours, and was happy to read and review.

The story is told from 2 different points of view, on one hand there is James and his wife Imani, then there is Bruce and his wife Davorka. It’s set in Philadelphia where Bruce and Davorka lived, but now rent their gorgeous house out to James and Imani, while they have retired to the Florida Keys.

But something brings Bruce and Davorka back to Philadelphia for a visit, and they decide they are entitled to stay in their rented out property, even with tenants living there!! Gah Bruce bugged me!! He was so condescending and annoying! I didn’t mind Davorka as much though, but even she was a little irritating. But to me this is a sign of a good writer, I’ve always said if someone can write a character and you end up disliking them, it’s obviously good writing.

The story focuses a lot more on people than art, which isnt’ what I expected, but the undertone of art is always there in the background. James is the art dealer, and we learn a few things about it throughout. I like Imani, she was my favourite character.

I hope you manage to grab a copy and read it soon! Thanks for stopping by!

About Roz Kay: 
Roz Kay is a writer and former journalist. Her debut children’s novel, The Keeper of the Stones, was published in March 2020 by Hayloft Publishing and she’s had literary short stories published under the name Roz DeKett. Roz, who now lives in Wiltshire, England, has lived in Ghana, Canada, Malaysia, Brunei, and the United States—including nearly six years in Philadelphia where Fake is set. Fake is her debut novel for adults. 

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Published in paperback format by Darley Press on 21stSeptember 2020

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