Author Glyn Smith-Wild Delivers 'Repercussions' - His Second in the Riveting Ben Coverdale Trilogy
Set in France, this latest book by Glyn Smith-Wild continues to follow the life of Ben Coverdale as he tries to settle down to a comfortable life with his beloved, Mary. However, the past is never far behind and the danger posed by an angry ex' continues to put both Ben and Mary in consistent peril.
Readers have anxiously awaited the next instalment in the Ben Coverdale trilogy, 'Repercussions', and writer Glyn Smith-Wild does not disappoint. The author is successful at pitting the estimable and honourable Ben against the manipulative and scheming Donald. In a tale that has been told through the ages, at the heart of this struggle is a woman (Mary) who must endure being pulled in multiple directions by the two men. As the cover of the book most succinctly states, this is a story of drama, deception, and duplicity.
What sets this apart from other books of a similar genre is the exacting details as offered by Smith-Wild and the subsequent way in which the reader is thoroughly engaged in the escapades of this threesome. Ben is clearly not only protector to Mary, but also has a vested interest in digging deep to the bottom of what motivates Donald. His rival is interested in Mary not just for pure and romantic reasons, but she is integral to a larger plot that Donald has hatched via his diamond dealings. In fact, Donald is confident that Mary knows a bit too much about his illicit transactions and thus she must be dealt with appropriately.
The character development in this book extrapolates and builds upon what was written in Smith-Wild’s prior book, “Sanctuary”. The characters are given more depth and intricacies, even as the reader learns more about the drive, history and psyche of each key character. Nevertheless, it is entirely possible to read “Repercussions” as a stand-alone book separate from the series and still be completely enthralled by the compelling plotline, which extends to South Africa.
International exploits, replete with romance, illegal activities and some compelling mystery, is at the heart of Smith-Wild 's latest offering. Although there are several additional central characters, including the sexy Katie and quirky Georgina, the malevolent Donald appears at the core of each relationship and impacts each life in a profound, and not positive, manner. The reader is never quite sure until the very end if Ben will be successful in halting Donald’s wickedness or which of these strong, formidable men will be deemed victor.
Those who have enjoyed Smith-Wild's first book will be delighted with this brilliant second offering, as will the growing number of new readers drawn to this talented writer's work.