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.
I have just read the review by Michelle Wilson and I really don't have anything much to add, as Michelle has captured the essence of this excellent novel really well.I can only agree with her that this is a compelling and utterly charming love story, but with a dash of humour and an eye for detail that set this writer apart as being rather special. I have read all of Helen Carey's books and loved them all equally, she is a versatile and gifted writer. More please!