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If she could speak to them, she would say they have exploded her heart, released firecrackers through her senses. She wishes she could call the police, the ambulance, the fire brigade, to arrest and anaesthetise and waterboard the bastards.
So what happens when your husband runs off with your best friend? When you discover the dead body of an old man halfway through your delivery round? When your house is burgled and you get beaten up? Doris, Andy and Colleen are about to find out. They’re also about to discover that you can find friendship and support in the oddest of places…
Heart-rending, humorous and above all authentic, Distorted Days is an exquisitely written account of the ways in which life can knock you off our feet – and how you can pick yourself up again. If you’ve experienced the fickleness of fortune, this is a book that you’ll never forget.
This novel is a little bit of a gem.
The plot follows the lives of Doris, Colleen and Andy who have all experienced misfortune in their lives. Doris’s husband runs off with her best friend and she finds herself getting a job at the local library. It’s here that she meets a new bunch of friends, and so begins a story of loss, love, friendship and the different ways people deal with stress and issues in their lives.
Louise Worthington has written a novel that is highly observant of the way people behave and react in different circumstances. In a short space of words, she has managed to cover a huge variety of issues and has written about them in an honest, raw and poignant way. The aftermath, the reactions and the feelings of the characters come across as genuine and gives each character a real depth.
This is a real thought-provoking novel that explores how people seem compared to how they are feeling and what they are going through. it raises lots of questions about how we judge others but also how we never know what a person is truly experiencing. It’s not only a story about how others can impact our lives so greatly but how we can impact the lives of others. It’s an amazing reminder to Be Kind in life.
A novel I may not have chosen for myself but one that I am so pleased I read and would highly recommend to anyone else.
Author Bio – Louise Worthington
Louise is the author of ‘Distorted Days’ and ‘Rachel’s Garden of Rooms.’ ‘The Entrepreneur’ will be available later in 2020. ‘The Thief’, a short story published by Park Publications, is available to download Louise Worthington’s website.
Before writing full time, Louise worked mainly as an English teacher after getting a degree in Literature and later, studying business and psychology at Masters level.
Louise grew up in Cheshire and now resides in Shropshire.
“Louise’s characters, without exception, are skilfully wrought which make the reader genuinely care for them.”