Nothing has been lost from Griffiths' unique touch, though, with Someone Else's Dream. We still have a strong ensemble cast of characters who are easy to identify and empathise with. There are still the, now familiar, twists and turns that one has come to expect from the Griffiths' pen. The Author, himself, says he started off writing a romance but quickly realised that wasn't his thing and it turned into the psychological thriller we now are presented with.
I can say that Griffiths has achieved his objective in trying a different genre. The story is engaging, the dialogue clever and local, plus as mentioned, the characters are genuine people we can all identify with.
Someone Else's Dream takes place between Doncaster in South Yorkshire and the holiday resort of Porthcawl in South Wales. We first meet Carla Reid, a mid-list author, who is struggling to find her place in the publishing world and is beset with inhibitions and fears tracing back to an incident from her teenage years.
Enter, Matt Conner, a man with serious psychological issues, who has never gotten over the death of his little, three-year-old daughter, Aimee, three years previously, or indeed, his divorce from his wife Hayleigh. Matt is on medication, but when he decides that he is better off without the pills, we know all hell will break loose.
Throw in a massive, leather-clad biker (without a bike), named Crazy Cavan, a buxom barmaid Marcia and Carla's friends Darren, Smithy and Donna, plus a few more for good luck, you have the basis for a rollicking yarn.
Someone Else's Dream is a great story, well told and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have no problem giving it the five stars I feel it richly deserves. A good change of pace from "The Paranormal King", Colin Griffiths.
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