– – This book contains explicit sexual content –
A steamy detective novel filled with suspicion, intrigue and sex. A man leading two lives. Murders threaten to expose his secret… Forget Fifty Shades – Marcus Good is IT!
| Introduction |
James Philips is a man you could easily ignore or walk past without noticing. He is “your typical Mr Average” and be honest, would any woman give him a second thought? I mean, he looks so … boring! But apparently, Mister Philips has a far more interesting side when using his pseudonym Marcus Good for his moonlighting job as a male escort! The ladies are satisfied with the services Mr Good provides…
| Storyline |
Picture this: a secluded corner in a cosy restaurant, perfect for an intimate dinner for two. Mister Good is the first to arrive, that way he can observe his date, Helen, as she enters the restaurant. He approves of what he sees and looks forward to their dinner together but most of all, to connect with her on a more physical level. Those hypnotic eyes, the classy way she dresses, the shape of her body and breasts… Next Monday he is, once again, James Philips, going into the office where his lovely assistant, Fiona Harris, has decided the time is right to undertake some action. Before James knows it, the weekend approaches in which his alter ego Marcus Good will pleasure the lovely Melissa, as ordered by her Dutch (!) mother. On Mother’s express command, a second appointment is made but somehow, they will never meet again…
Meanwhile, Helen’s murdered body is found and DCI Jennifer Sherman knows apprehending the killer will not be enough: she has to make a watertight case for the prosecution because the press will not accept another acquittal as they cried wolf when a heroin-addicted mother walked free from court despite having caused the tragic death of her two little boys. When the next murdered body is found and this time, the killer has been more brutal, the police fear a serial killer may be at loose. Upon discovering s CCTV footage of James Philips with both the victims, DCI Sherman arrests him, determined to prove his guilt. Fiona is terribly upset but James only fears for his escort job. When he realises his last two ladies have been viciously murdered though, he is in shock. Who is this killer, intent on murdering his dates?
| My Thoughts |
‘The Good in Mister Philips’ has it all! It is engrossing and captivating – you want to read on and not in the least because of the naughty bits! The author combines a cleverly plotted story with erotic images, painted in such a way that you feel your cheeks blushing so furiously as if they are literally burning and everyone must notice! But apart from the erotic scenes, the plot draws you in as no one is what he or she appears to be. Random occurrences all have their consequences, police investigations seem to focus on one suspect and then go in totally different directions… And then the plot twist! Wow! Did not see that coming… not saying though, you will have to read for yourself!
It is difficult to say much about the characters, what I liked about them, their flaws for fear of giving away the plot. Let’s just say that some evoke strong feelings of empathy whereas I instantly disliked others and to me, that goes to show how true to life the author created the characters in his novel. There is also a deeper layer within the book, exploring a fascinating topic but again, I cannot tell you about it, you have to read it for yourself! ‘The Good in Mister Philips’ is a fast-paced, explicit and expertly crafted erotic thriller you won’t be able to put down until you have reached the last pages! A recommended read for you – whether you read it alone or perhaps together…?!
| About the Author |
P.A. Davies grew up in Manchester, UK, a place he has lived in and around all his life – he loves Manchester and is proud to be part of the multi-cultural, modern city that houses two Premiership football teams and is the birthplace of many a famous band, such as Oasis, the Stone Roses, Take That and Simply Red.
For most of his life, he dabbled with writing various pieces, from poems to short fictional stories just for fun. However, following advice from a good friend he decided to have a go at writing a novel. Thus, his first novel ‘Letterbox’ was conceived, a fictional take on the infamous IRA bombing of Manchester in 1996. It took him over a year to complete but while doing so, he found it to be one of the most satisfying and interesting paths he had ever followed. It comes as no surprise that the writing bug now became firmly embedded within him.
P.A. Davies’ second book was published in May 2013, ‘George: A Gentleman of the Road’, a true story about one of Manchester’s homeless. His third novel, ‘The Good in Mister Philips’, is an erotic novel (arguably set to rival Fifty Shades…!) and his fourth, ‘Nobody Heard Me Cry’ (Dec. 2015) is again a fact-based tale, this time of Manchester’s darker side. The thriller ‘Absolution’ (Oct. 2017) is his fifth novel.
To label P.A. Davies’ writings would be difficult because his works diverse from thrillers to touching novels to true-to-life tales embedded in a captivating story for the author is an imaginative and versatile storyteller.
| Book Info |
|Publisher||MJD Publishing (30 Jan. 2014)|
|eBook||631 KB (17 April 2014)|