Welcome to my blog spot for Distorted Days by Louise Worthington hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
The story begins with Doris whose cheating husband, John (Cock), and best friend, Lisa (Twat), ghost her leaving Doris with a few months to move out of her home of eleven years. In the meantime, she lives in a drunken stupor until she gets a job in a library run by the neat and pragmatic Colleen.
Colleen is a widow who has a secret that eats at her every day since the passing of her husband Godfrey. When her normal world is interrupted by a burglary in her home, she “vanishes into herself” and is too frightened to leave her home. It is left up to her old friend Andy and her new friend Doris to help with her recovery from such a traumatic event.
Andy’s wife left him years ago to raise his now-grown daughter alone. His routine life as a grocery delivery person is destroyed when he finds one of his favorite clients alone and dead in his home. When he realizes the client had a daughter, he confronts her only to lose his job.
Distorted Days is a tale about loss, friendship, and new beginnings. It is a realistic examination of the lives of three lonely individuals looking for peace and happiness and who eventually find it after much self-reflection and soul-searching.
If you like contemporary women’s fiction laced with humor and self-examination, I recommend you give this book a try.
Thank you to Ms. Worthington for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.
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