What do you do when you are an ex-soap star down on your luck and running out of money?
For Daniel Maple, a chance meeting in a nightclub presents him with an offer he finds hard to refuse…
But crime makes you pay.
And someone, somewhere, wants you punished.
Wow! What a ride. The Punishment was a book that I planned to read a few chapters of before bed, and ended up reading the entire book and going to bed too late! I actually think this would make a great film. It was so visual, I felt as if I was in the story the entire time.
There is some compelling dark humor in this novel that I think enhances this story. Paul Clayton is clearly a master at crafting a well developed plot with characters and dialogue that enhance the story.
Speaking of characters, I had very little issue getting to know them. I love a character driven novel, and The Punishment is definitely that.
Fantastic. I definitely recommend givint this one a shot!
*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Clayton is an actor best known for his appearances as Ian Chapman in five series of the awardwinning Channel 4 comedy Peep Show and as Graham in two series of the BAFTA winning comedy Him and Her. Other credits include Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Holby City as well as This is Alan Partridge, Doctor Who, The Crown, Vera, Wolf. He is a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
His previous books are So You Want To Be A Corporate Actor? and The Working Actor and he is a regular columnist in The Stage.
He is a proud patron of Grimm and Co, the children’s literacy charity, based in his home town of Rotherham.
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