Terry has been reading Obesssion- A Crime Of The Heart by Robin Storey
Intellectually disabled Benny Goodchild is in his early forties, works in a warehouse where he suffers taunts from colleagues, and lives alone. His life is humdrum indeed, but trouble starts when he starts doing gardening work for Olivia, who lives nearby. Then he gets the opportunity to earn some serious money—the sort of serious that he suspects might be illegal.
I was engrossed in this book all the way through, looking forward to getting back to it at each session. It’s written in the third person, with the deep point of view that allows the reader to see into Benny’s often rather confused mind. The story has been planned well, and I couldn’t work out what was going to happen, at all—it could have taken a number of different turns. Ms Storey has an easy, flowing writing style, and the characterisation is subtly but artfully developed, even for lesser characters.
I would have given it five stars if it wasn’t for a practical issue that didn’t convince me, but I do tend to read with an editor’s head on, and I doubt it would bother most people; if Amazon ratings had a ten star range, I’d give it eight. Overall, this is a highly entertaining book throughout which I was not tempted to skip-read once (which is something, for me!) and it comes with a definite recommendation. Buy it!
He’s lonely and desperate. But he wants far more than her attention…
The one thing Benny wants more than anything is a relationship. But he’s not smart or good-looking, so women ignore him or run the other way.
Then Olivia moves into the neighbourhood. It’s love at first sight for Benny. She is beautiful and kind, his fairy tale princess.
But there are two big obstacles:
Olivia doesn’t love him. Yet.
And her abusive ex-husband Lucas is still hanging around, making life difficult for her.
There’s only one course of action. But it will change everyone’s lives.