Such a clever premise for a book and I was hooked just by reading the blurb. And I wasn't disappointed when I got into the book itself. From the start, the characters, dialogue and behaviour are totally believable and extremely well written. I was absorbed to the point where I actually shouted out 'Nooooooo' when Dave did something I didn't think he should do (no plot spoiler here!). The pace of the book was excellent and didn't dip - it was just a great read. It's really hard to believe that this is the author's first novel - the writing is THAT good. Highly recommended and if there's any justice in the world, it should be made into the most fantastic film!

Liz G
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I really enjoyed the twists and turns of the story and really felt for Dave/Tom as he came to realise how much he loved what he had walked away from and how he wrestled with the truth. The idea of one action causing ripples that just keep spreading fascinates me. I also appreciated that everything was tidied up at the end and the epilogue was brilliant fun (although I'm not sure if I would have been as forgiving!)... Excellent.

Sarah Minchin
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It’s a clever and intriguing story – given total authenticity thanks to the author’s impressive musical knowledge of bands, gig venues and the like. It captures what one imagines is the life of a touring band perfectly – with all the humour, arguments, rivalries, frustrations, lies and highs. Entwined within all of this is a compelling story of relationships, family, likeable characters, gangsters(!) and Dave Masters’ battles with himself. It’s wonderfully written and a real page-turner.

Steve B

A fun and unusual rock and roll story.

Alex Duncan
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As a former performer, I can say that the picture that Steve Couch paints of less-than-salubrious venues is spot on. I could almost smell the filthy carpets and old paint tins in the dressing rooms. A great plot. All I wanted to do was sit and read this riveting tale, but I had to tear myself away in order to address the everyday tasks which we all have to do. I was impressed with the song titles which the author came up with too. All in all, a very enjoyable book.

Graham Turner
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I loved reading this book. It was engaging, with likeable characters and a storyline that got me hooked. The twists and turns meant I couldn't put it down. Great read.

Louise Porter
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This kept me keenly reading over Christmas and New year. I enjoyed being in the world of 70s-90s music and references touched my memories of the time. Gentle humour accompanies the well-written story.

Stuart Ayres
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I really enjoyed this book… I think Dave Masters was a fab character. I can totally see why he faked his death and from there, the story begins. It’s a very eventful read that’ll have you engaging with the characters and Dave along the way.

Very thought provoking - I don’t want to give anything away but it has a lot of differing themes throughout - it’ll definitely keep you guessing until the end.


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I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it, especially if you're a music lover. It got me hooked right from the start, and I really felt I got to know the characters and wanted to know how things turned out for them, so I couldn't put the book down. The end was truly brilliant, I didn't predict it at all! I really hope there's a sequel as I'd love to see what happens next for them.

Amazon customer

Really enjoyed this first book from Steve Couch, and can’t wait to read more! Great characters, intriguing storyline and one definitely for music lovers!

Jo Gutteridge
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