Monday, 12 May 2014

Who Killed Tom Jones'? - by Gale Martin + GIVEAWAY

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

In Gale Martin’s newest novel, Ellie Overton is a 28-year-old rest home receptionist with a pussycat nose who also happens to be gaga for the pop singer Tom Jones. Regrettably single, she is desperate to have a red-hot love relationship, like those she’s read about in romance novels. Following an astrological hunch, she attends a Tom Jones Festival and meets an available, young impersonator with more looks than talent. Though he’s knocked out of the contest, he’s still in the running to become Ellie’s blue-eyed soul mate—until he’s accused of killing off the competition. It’s not unusual that the handsome police detective working the case is spending more time pursuing Ellie than collaring suspects. So, she enlists the wily and witty rest home residents to help find the real murderer. Must Ellie forfeit her best chance for lasting love to crack this case?

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

First of all I’d like to thank the author for sending me her book, thank you Gale. I probably wouldn’t have chosen it myself, but I am so glad I read it.

The blurb sounded really interesting and I wasn’t sure if it was my kind of thing. It turned out that it was. The mixture between a romance and a crime story was great.
Ellie is a 28 years old woman, who hasn’t had a real boyfriend yet and likes her work as a rest home receptionist. It was great to how caring she was to all the inhabitants, they have built a real friendship. Ellie was a wonderful character to follow and relate to.

She takes the inhabitants to a Tom Jones imitator festival and there she meets Evan, gorgeous Eva, who is one f the impersonators. Something terrible happens at the context and one of the competitors is murdered. Ellie is in the middle of it all and Evan is one of the suspects. Ellie doesn’t know what to think. Evan is innocent in her eyes…

Mary Levy the handsome police detective comes along and the two of them seem to click in several levels. I loved their date ;).

There are also Happy (the widow) and her brother Donny. Their Ellie’s childhood friends, but I found it a little hard to find a connection to them.

I have to say that it took me a while to get into the story, but the drama got more intense after every page and I really liked that. I couldn’t put the book down at one stage of the story.
Gale’s writing is vivid, dramatical and fresh!!!
The way Ellie’s journey for love was combined to this whole murder investigation was brilliant and it was so gripping till the end, not knowing who was the killer. Some little surprises kept coming up as well…

Something new and fresh and so different from other love stories.


My possible cast:

Ellie: Shailene Woodley

Evan: Ian Somerhalder

Marc Levy

Gale on Twitter: @Gale_Martin

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  1. What a wonderful review, Simona. Thank you. I LOVE your cast list because it shows how carefully you read the descriptions of the characters. I am so glad I found you and your lovely blog on Twitter.

    1. aww, thank you, that means so much. Casting the characters is so much fun, but it's difficult as well ;) xx

  2. Ooooh abs favorite crush is Channing Tatum, G.I.Joe hunk awesome.

  3. My celebrity crush is Mathew McConaughey!