The Pursuit of Emma

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
One day, everything Tom Sharpe knew was turned upside down when his wife inexplicably disappeared. As he digs a little deeper, more andr more secrets emerge and soon he finds himself in a world he knows nothing about. Nothing makes any sense.

With all evidence pointing to their relationship being a lie, Tom puts his faith in the love they shared and pushes himself to his limits. More
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About Chris Doherty

I know the trendy thing to do is to write this section in the third person, but I find it cringe-worthy and will just try to let you know a little bit about myself. I was born in Rugby in the summer of 1989. If I’m honest I don’t remember too much of Rugby; I’m sure it was nice and I have fond memories of certain events but when I was eight I moved to Warwick, which I consider to be my hometown. I’ll be twenty-five this year and I’ve still not fallen out of love with the place.
My family are hugely important in my life, as I hope is the case with most people. My parents are both loving, supportive and exceedingly generous. Their guidance means the world to me. My sister, Gemma, lives up in Yorkshire now, but still plays a humongous part in making sure this book isn’t full of errors. She would give up her free time to help at a drop of a hat, and I owe her a great deal for that.
Writing has always been a passion of mine. There are pictures of me reading books and writing stories when I was so small, holding a pencil seemed like a lot of work. It never became a conscious thought of something I wanted to pursue at school. It was just something I did. A lot.
I’ve done every manner of jobs from working in shops, to running tennis clubs and teaching in schools. Each one I have enjoyed and had some success at but there was never any passion there, certainly not in the way that writing offers.

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Neil M Campbell reviewed on July 2, 2014

This is great fun, fast paced, well written, with an engaging self-deprecatory narrator. Humorous asides and novelistic insights abound.
As another reviewer points out, there are editing issues but nothing that a careful re-reading of the book won't sort. How Tom's friend, Jack, got so high in the police at such a young age remains a mystery but that's only a carping detail.
Thanks for a rollicking read, Chris! A welcome reminder of the high standard we indies are capable of.
Very much looking forward to the sequel - down Mexico way, I believe.
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Matt Eliason reviewed on June 19, 2014

I really enjoyed this book. It was a refreshing change to the many mediocre books written by US writers. The character was totally believable and there was just enough humour to balance the drama.

There were some typos and misuse of words (sight/site type stuff) that started to appear in the final third of the book, easily fixed and uploaded again, but they were standouts due to the rest of the book being so good.

Please take the time to also read my writings
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Jay Patterson reviewed on May 25, 2014
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At 10% I thoroughly disliked the wimpy, whiney main character. At 13% I was too bored to continue. I won't rate it because someone else may like this a whole lot more than I did.
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Rene Natan reviewed on May 13, 2014
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The Pursuit of Emma by Chris Doherty

If you ever think of learning a fast transition from your quiet job as an accountant to that of an expert con-man, this book is ‘an essential’ for you. It will take you from scaring mafia’s bosses with a stern look of self-confident intimidation to stealing precious artifacts from well-protected museums or even top-model safes.
Things sound treacherous at times, at other times unbelievable—a man risking his life to find Emma, the woman who made him happy for years and suddenly disappeared. But love provides Tom with courage and endurance as he pursues his goal—the danger of losing his life being a negligible detail in view of Emma’s survival.

Rene Natan,
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