Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Gamblers by Christoph Fischer

At the moment we are enjoying (Maybe not quite the right word!) a heat wave here in the south of France. The temperature tops the 35°C some days and I've not seen rain since early June. I'm fortunately I have aircon in my flat, so I can keep on working. The response to the book cover has been very positive and I've seen a few sales. I'm continuing to promote on twitter and have build up a decent following that retweets my posts. August will be interesting as I have another free promotion on the 1st and 2nd. I'm not doing anything different from the last time so it will be interesting to see if the new cover will help me give away more copies. I'm also getting some reading done and the last one was a real pleasure that deserves its five stars:
The Gamblers by Christoph Fischer

Ben is an accountant obsessed with numbers. He looks for patterns in card games and even the lottery. Whether it is his luck or his system, he doesn’t know but he finds himself the winner of 65million in the European lottery. Due to his obsession, Ben has never had many people in his life, but during an unplanned trip he meets an attractive stewardess; Wendy and a charismatic gambler named Mirco. The two become the main people in his life.  What Christoph fisher has done here is create a very clever book around the question; when it comes to large sums of money, who can you trust? He has created a wonderful character in Mirco, who introduces Ben to all the temptations that money can buy. You know he is a player but is he genuinely Ben’s friend? Is the beautiful Wendy just too good to be true, or is she really in love with Ben? The author has you guessing to the very end. The characters are engaging and you just want to keep reading on to find out what is going on. When I started to sense that something is going on I held my breath rooting for Ben not to walk into any traps that could see him relieved of his money. I enjoyed this book very much.