Martin Sowery


I´ve spent most of my adult life working as a lawyer in business. These days I´m mostly retired as a stroke of good fortune a couple of years back enabled me to divert my full time energies to my interest in writing, given that my two boys are grown up. I live half in the north of England and half in Madrid. I was lucky enough to work in many countries and I´m sure that the contrast of language and culture is a good way to keep the mind fresh. I also have an abiding interest in endurance sports where I started as a bicycle racer, moving on to marathon running and ironman triathlons.

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Sing Like You Know the Words
Price: Free! Words: 141,380. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Mysterious dealings in Africa, business, politics and tangled emotions are the threads that connect the characters of this novel. Set in the north of England; it tells the story of a group of friends who come together at the end of the seventies, following the different paths their lives take over three decades, as the choices they make lead to unexpected consequences. Cover by Thomas Softley

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  • Northern Star on Feb. 13, 2013

    well written, tidy story. Some hack characters, but we are in a UK version of Raymond Chandler world so that is normal. I liked that the investigator had assistants and the relationship with them could develop with the series. NarratorĀ“s voice occasionally slips between jocular and neutral and sometimes moves from action to physical description and back again in a paragraph, which makes gears clash a little, but otherwise runs smoothly.
  • Death Ray Butterfly on Feb. 20, 2013

    great cover, great title. a downhill race of a story that grabs your attention and keeps on grabbing it. In the tradition of Douglas Adams and occasionally reminiscent of the great Flann O'Brien. I came to the end interested to discover more substantial works by this author
  • Nothingness on Sep. 03, 2013

    this is an ambitious book, by a writer who is more successful than many of our critically acclaimed authors in addressing serious issues whilst keeping us turning the pages, eager to know what happens next. There's humour, interesting characters and an engaging plot; all carried off with some style. Entertaining as well as challenging, it's a story that deserves to be read by anyone who ever feels concern about our age of advancing unreason.
  • Prometheus Fit To Be Tied on Jan. 26, 2014

    If we say that Atticus Finch meets Gatsby in a tale told by L. Frank Baum, it's not to decry the originality of this book, but only to give the reader some idea of what they are in for. There's a sly beguiling slant to the highly entertaining narrative - when you look back, you find you've ended in a different place to where the story seemed to be headed. Deserves a wider audience and makes this reader pleased to discover there are a number of other titles by Mr Hawkins available.