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.
Thank you to Rachel at Rachel Random Resources for my invitation to the tour and for my copy of the book in return for a fair and honest review. Poor Doris her husband and her best friend have been having an affair, she becomes depressed and after a neighbour takes her to the Doctors she begins to get better and gets a job at the local library.
Doris is hilarious but she has been treated really badly by her husband who she calls ‘Cock.
Then there is Colleen who works with Doris at the Library she is also having a hard time after losing her husband Geoff. She has a friend called Andy who lives alone and is adjusting to life as his daughter Jade has flown the nest. He works as a delivery driver for Stan’s Supermarket and one day at work he has an awful shock.
I loved getting to know the characters in this book and I loved the importance of the library to the characters. It’s a sad and poignant look at life and death. It’s honest and difficult to read at times but unlike anything I have read before. I will be thinking about this book for a long time.
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.”