Stroke of Luck
- A short story
- Narrated by: Mark Billingham
- Length: 39 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 23-04-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
The smallest variance in any one of these things or in the way that each connected to the other at the crucial moment and nothing would have happened as it did. An inch another way or a second or a step and it would have been a very different story.
Of course it’s always a different story, but it isn’t always a story with bodies....
During a summer cricket match, Alan meets Rachel, and they start a relationship - but soon Alan discovers he is having an affair with a married woman. Though not a happily married one. Rachel's husband abuses her physically and psychologically, and Rachel is at her wits' end. Alan vows to protect her - but her husband is not the only one who is a threat. Rachel is being secretly watched....
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By M3 on 27-05-15
Hard to understand why this exists
I'm not entirely sure why this has to be out there as a story at all, let alone an audio.
I do enjoy Mark Billingham's Thorne series, which is why I thought I'd try this. Except... there's not really a story. None of the characters are appealing, either as a protagonist, or antagonist. It just sort of exists. The type of tale with which some pub bore might annoy the regulars.
Billingham's own narration is fair enough, much in line with the reading of his latter Thorne novels - but it's nothing like enough to save what is such a poor story.
I definitely would not waste a credit on this.
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