Synopsis: Trevor Welling is a British journalist who, on a quest to discover why his friend and strip club owner Ren White disappeared, finds out there’s much more to this story when the current owner of the club, Ren’s half brother Steve Hanson, is found dead, and Ren’s wife Charlene is revealed to be the victim of an ongoing brutal imprisonment. “Club Erotica” is a tale of lies, betrayal, greed and murder, where the naïve Trevor learns the hard way that there is always more to any story than what he sees on the surface.
As the title suggests, this is by no means a children’s book. There are some descriptions of gore and violence, occurrences of explicit language and, as you might justifiably suspect, a few juicy bits; the latter being graphically but tastefully narrated. Moreover I find it important to note that the story doesn’t hang on the sex scenes alone, but carries its own weight quite well, and shows Marie Green as an experienced author, despite this being the first of her works to get published.
Quoting my own review of the book on Amazon.com:
Marie Green’s début novel is a captivating one. Though her style of writing is easy on the reader, the story comes with a plot and a character gallery that are very well composed and developed, and quite a few surprising twists and turns along the way. This murder mystery will keep you guessing from beginning to end at what’s going to happen next, and you won’t want to put it down until you’ve finished it. Absolutely something for your summer or weekend reads.
This is Marie Green’s first book, and an excellent one at that. I’m hoping to see more from her soon. You’ll want to watch this space.
Having known Marie Green for some 15 years now, I’ve had the pleasure of looking at several other stories that she has worked on (and even to some extent collaborate, motivate and contribute ideas, assist with proof-reading and so on), ones that have not yet seen the light of publication, but with every bit as much potential as this one. I sincerely hope that she will be able to give those stories (some of them half done whilst others nearly completed) the renewed attention they deserve, so that they, too, can be presented to a wider audience.
Stay tuned 🙂
PS: Marie has a tremendous crush on Benedict Cumberbatch, which is why I’ve tagged him in this post in order to increase the odds that he might take notice 😉