A brilliant first novel. I bought it because of the original concept, and planned to read it during a short break in the USA, starting on the outward flight. It didn’t quite work out. Every time I thought it might become predictable, another twist in the plot arrived, and I wanted to find what happened next. As a result, I finished the book before we landed, and had to resort to some indifferent films on the way home. The characters were interesting, all of them flawed in some way but also attracting sympathy. I was impressed by the depth of knowledge the author had about music, musicians and venues, which rooted the story in reality. I also enjoyed the descriptions of life on the road for a band, whose members have little in common apart from their music. I won’t say any more, as I don’t want to give any surprises away, except to suggest that you buy this book. You won’t regret it!