Books I read

Book I read: The Elephant Tree by RD Ronald

Description on Amazon
Mark Fallon is an overworked detective investigating a spate of attacks at a string of high profile city centre nightclubs. Scott is a dejected 24 year old struggling to make ends meet working for his brother and supplementing his income with a small-scale drug dealing operation. Angela is an attractive 23 year old, raised by her father, a career criminal and small time drug dealer who supplies Scott with cannabis. This is a chilling tale spanning a few months in the lives of Scott and Angela, where realizations about the present combine with shocking revelations from the past leading to an apocalyptic climax where they no longer know whom they can trust.

I made contact with Mr Ronald a few years ago on Twitter. In a DM he referred to this book and I promised to write a review which I never did. Shame on me! I decided it is just fair to dedicate my first book review to his book.

This was an easy read between homeschool drills and housekeeping, with simple dialogue and sparse description. Exactly what my imagination loves. I am notorious for spoilers and don’t care when somebody else lavishes me with it so I will keep this short and sweet.

There are lots of intrigue, secrets and suspense. I found myself having to properly focus when the story sped up but loved it nonetheless.

Please note that there are violence, language and other graphic to look out for, so don’t let your little ones read this.

Where to connect with the author:

You can find his author page on Amazon and Goodreads where the rest of his platform beckons. He’s also the writer of The Zombie Room which I haven’t read yet and vow to get hold of it to review as well. RD Ronald has been reviewed by among others Potfiction and Speculative Book Review. Some more reviews of this book can be found in a few places such as Luxury Reading and The Stamp-Of Approval.

Where to buy this little book?

Takealot (for South African readers)

Amazon (worldwide shipping)

Bookdepository (worldwide shipping)

Unfortunately, I could find no audio

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