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Helen Carey is the author of Lavender Road, Some Sunny Day, On a Wing and a Prayer, Slick Deals and The Art of Loving. Having spent time in various parts of the world she now lives in West Wales where she and her husband run their small farm as a conservation project. She is a fellow of the Royal Literary Fund and teaches creative writing at the local university. Previously she has worked as a tour guide, oil trader, management consultant and army officer. She is also an artist and has a small gallery in a converted goat shed.
on March 08, 2012 :
Slick Deals represents quite a departure for Helen Carey (I have read - and loved - her WW2 series Lavender Road et al)but for me it is a welcome departure - this book kicks off in Monaco, moves to London and ends up in a beautiful part of Wales (I know because I live there!)If you lke Dick Francis, Ben Elton and Kate Atkinson then I think you will find some of the characterisitics of these writers, but written in the author's own unique voice. Oil, environmental issues, the threat to marine life all figure in an exciting, suspenseful and witty combination of adventure and intrigue.
(reviewed the day of purchase)