#Bookreview for The Cost of Kindness by Alistair Dunlop

The Cost of Kindness

I reviewed The Cost of Kindness in March 2015 but it is one of the reviews I failed to put on the blog. However, as I have now read another book by Alistair Dunlop (review to follow shortly!) I am adding this now.

Bruce Cameron comes across as a reasonably cautious man so it is a little out of character when he offers a lift to a young woman that he sees by the side of the road but not completely, because she is distressed, and he is compassionate. What follows is the tale of a growing relationship with this woman, though of what sort is not even clear to Bruce, but crucially it is one which he fails to tell his wife about. He keeps meaning to but then the moment’s gone and it’s all too late and this was something I really liked about this book. The story is filled with every day, normal people, their lives and their honest reactions to the situations they find themselves in. When Bruce is away from Sue (his wife) he keeps resolving to tell her as soon as he sees her next but then he chickens out and that doesn’t surprise me judging by some of the remarks Sue comes out with. I would imagine she could be a fearsome woman. Eventually the truth comes out in rather dramatic fashion when Bruce finds himself in a very tricky situation and he then has to deal with the fallout of his actions.

This is an easy read and whilst some parts of this story could be trimmed down a bit which would have moved things on a little quicker overall I liked Mr Dunlop’s flowing writing style.

If you fancy taking a look, here are the links…

Amazon UK

Amazon US

About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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