Well, the big day is here at last for Robert Enright. His new book, ‘Doorways’, the first in the Bermuda Jones series is out today, published by Urbane Publications. Last year I had the pleasure of interviewing Robert and then earlier this year I did a cover reveal on my blog as part of my Urbane event, complete with an exciting countdown. So, when Robert asked me if I would like to take part in this blog tour, how could I possibly refuse!
Franklyn ‘Bermuda’ Jones was born with the ability to see the truth; a gift and also a curse. Declared insane by psychiatrists, Bermuda was admitted to hospital for three months. The only human to have passed to The Otherside and returned, he is now an agent for the BTCO, a highly secret government agency. Bermuda is stuck between both worlds and pining for the life he has had to leave behind. Everyday things which people take for granted mean the world to him.
Teamed with Argyle, an enigmatic Otherside warrior, Bermuda is assigned the case of a missing woman who seems to have disappeared into thin air. As Bermuda is soon to discover there is more to things than meets the eye. With Argyle’s help will he be able to solve the case before it’s too late?
I am not a fan of science fiction as such but I wanted to give ‘Doorways’ a go having heard so much about it. You know what? I’m so pleased that I did because this book is actually a mixture of genres, not just sci-fi. I was totally hooked from the start and found it so very hard to put down. I loved the writing style and found that the words bounced right off the pages. I also really like how ‘Doorways’ is set in different parts of London including a place I love going to.
I found myself getting really involved in the story, so much so that I wanted to scream at the woman who went missing not to walk through the alleyway. I felt sad for Bermuda and the fact that he couldn’t lead a normal life. It must have been so hard having to cut himself off from loved ones. I adored Argyle, his protector and saviour. The things he did to distract the police; brilliant!
‘Doorways’ took me on an exciting and unstoppable journey. I didn’t want it to come to an end and I am so looking forward to the second book in the series. I only hope there are no Others lurking in the shadows watching my every move. Oh wait, this is fiction isn’t it? Isn’t it??
Thanks for a great read Robert.
I give this book 5 out of 5.
‘Doorways’ is available to buy from Urbane Publications:-