‘A Flash of Lightning’ is Tony Drury’s fourth novel. It was published last year by City Fiction and I was sent a copy by Cathy Wright to review. Tony Drury is a corporate financier and is based in the City of London. I haven’t read any of his previous books, so this was a new experience for me.
Jessica Lambert works for a bank. At nearly 38 years old she agrees with her mother that it’s time to have a baby before it’s too late. But it’s not that easy finding the right man. Matthew Orlando Buckingham is a city financier. He doesn’t know it yet but the £6 million pounds he is able to raise in order for a film to be made is about to go missing. Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Rudd has learnt that terrorists are planning to murder at least 400 people. But where and how are they planning to do this and can Sarah prevent this from happening?
I found ‘A Flash of Lightning’ to be a thoroughly enjoyable and exciting read. Well written, this novel gave me a good idea about how the finance world works and I felt I was learning something. The storyline was great with a couple of really good plots.
Split into two parts, the first part includes the very interesting story of The Great Train Robbery which took place on the 8th August 1963. At first I wondered why it was included in this novel, but all become apparent to me later. A gripping read especially towards the end it was very hard to put this book down.
I give this book 5 out of 5.
Look out for Tony Drury’s fifth novel ‘The Lady Who Turned’ which is due to be published this Summer.
Below are some useful links.
For more information about Tony Drury visit his website at tonydrury.com/
Tony’s Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/tony.drury.921
You can also follow him on Twitter – @mrtonydrury
If you are on Goodreads you can find Tony here – https://www.goodreads.com/TonyDrury
City Fiction have information about all of Tony’s novels on their website. Visit them at http://www.cityfiction.co.uk/
Their Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-Fiction-Publishing/1434318926804533
You can follow Cathy Wright on Twitter – @cathywright17
Five very lucky people have the chance to win a signed copy of ‘A Flash of Lightning’. To enter this competition leave a comment telling me whether you like lightning or not.
Terms and Conditions
This competition is open to UK residents only.
The closing date is 11:59 p.m. on the 2nd March 2014.
Winners will be notified within 7 days and their details will be passed on to Cathy Wright at City Fiction who will send out the prizes.