Finance Director, Alastair Johnson, is in trouble. He needs a lot of money, and he needs it very soon.
Alastair’s solution is unorthodox and completely out of character – the fallout leaves his family torn apart.
But everything is not what it seems …
“It reads like a fast-paced and twisting thriller, but built around rich complex characters and dotted with beautiful, often moving, descriptions of feelings and place. I loved the short, punchy chapters and easy format. Very original.”
“What a cracking story! I especially enjoyed the way it all unfolded at the end. Really clever and credible and I didn’t see the twists coming – very well done!”
“As in his previous book, ‘Best Eaten Cold’, Tony Salter captures our attention and keeps it, as the story unfolds chapter by chapter. Full of lovely prose, characters that you feel you know and some surprise twists and turns, this is a truly sumptuous and satisfying read.”
“The Old Orchard is a pacy, tense, domestic thriller which builds an original and satisfying plot around real characters we can believe in. The prose is light and evocative with vivid descriptions and many moments of real insight and human wisdom.”
“This is a different book from the author’s debut, although the author’s originality and individual style remains. The Old Orchard is not quite as dark and twisted – at least not on the surface – but it is an equally compelling read. Flipping between 1995 and 2017, the exciting plot develops and holds the reader’s attention as we learn how easy it is for a family to break itself in two. We also learn to care what happens to the characters and there are plenty of moments of genuine human emotion to move us.”