It is the author’s hope that the reader has a ‘rollicking good time’ with this novella. With me her hopes were realised.
It’s an easy fun read and the story is told well. The language and pace suit the plot which develops seamlessly.
It’s set firmly in the modern day with Twitter being the means by which the five disparate protagonists come together through following the tweets of Frank, a freelance writer and blogger who is also a conspiracy theorist. Very quickly they become ‘the fearless five’. When Frank disappears for several days and leaves hints that all may not be well the others physically meet for the first time with the intention of tracking him down.
This is a story of friendship with allusions to the Three Musketeers: all for one and one for all. At story end the friendship is well and truly cemented.
It’s a short novella but the characters are nicely drawn and the budding alliances work well. Which is good, because the author presages sequels.