Blog Tour: Poor Hands, by Oliver Tidy #Review @olivertidy @Bloodhoundbook @sarahhardy681

I was thrilled to be asked to review the third in the “Booker and Cash” series by Oliver Tidy as part of a Blog Tour.


About the Book:

Out of a big old building on the south coast of Kent, David Booker runs a book-themed coffee shop and Jo Cash operates a private investigation business. They live there, too. But not like that.

Jo needs help with tracing a mystery client’s living relatives. David needs help with his staffing problems. Can they both get what they are looking for?

Sometimes two heads are better than one. Sometimes a poor hand is better than none. But not always…

poor hands final

My thoughts:

Whilst this is the third in the series, it can easily be read as a standalone.

David Booker runs a cafe and Jo Cash runs a Private Investigator business out of the same building. This particular book follows Jo trying to trace a client’s long lost relatives, and David trying to resolve staffing issues.

David has a big heart, and he seems to attract waifs and strays. They have a new regular, a young lad named Ben, who is initially described as being on the Autistic Spectrum. He also comes across Maria, who is jobless and homeless. and he takes pity on her too, initially offering her a job and somewhere to stay.

If you’ve been a follower of my blog, you’ll be aware I also read book two of this series. If I’m being completely honest, I didn’t enjoy this one as much as that. I still love the characters of Booker and Cash, but I’m tiring of the “will they won’t they” romance as I feel it doesn’t add anything to the storyline.

I felt that this book took too long to get going. There was too much repetition of how they’d got to where they were now. However, when it did get going, it was a good read. The main plot line of the new character Maria brought some darkness to what is mostly a light entertaining read.

I still plan to carry on reading the series, and I would give this particular book 3*.

*Thanks to Bloodhound Books, Sarah Hardy and Oliver Tidy for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review*


About the Author:

Oliver Tidy was born and bred on Romney Marsh, Kent. After a fairly aimless foray into adulthood and a number of unfulfilling jobs he went back to education and qualified as a primary school teacher.
A few years of having the life sucked out of him in the classroom encouraged Oliver abroad to teach English as a foreign language. The lifestyle provided him the time and opportunity to try his hand at writing.
Oliver’s success as a self-published author has led to his Booker & Cash series of books, which are set mainly on Romney Marsh, being signed by Bloodhound Books.
Oliver is now back living on Romney Marsh and writing full time.


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