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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.

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My Review

This is a completely new author for me.  At a fairly short 160 pages, this is a book which could be finished easily in a day.  This is a story about a selection of characters who are all experiencing different turmoil and stresses in their lives.  The main character is Doris, whose husband has left her.  Relieving this and pivotal moments in Doris’s past was quite sad and touching.  As we follow Doris’s life, post marriage, we encounter people she meets along the way – all who also seem to be in the middle of life crises.

The stories that come from the characters within the book are upsetting at times and heart-warming at others.  They are all experiencing situations which are life-changing, and this story describes perfectly how different people cope with different situations.  I was particularly moved with delivery driver, Andy’s story and this did move me to tears.  The author’s style of writing may not be to everyone’s taste, with some parts written how people may speak.  There is some bad language, but it is all written in the context of the story and I certainly didn’t find it to be offensive at all.

Being a library worker myself, I did like the library scenes and raised a smile at some of the references, particularly to the squeaky trolley wheels as our trolley wheels make the same noise as if it’s some requirement before the trollies can be used!!  The author has done a great job of making the story, its emotions and situations as realistic as possible.  The style of writing is very descriptive and puts you there amongst the scene perfectly.  The ending, for me, is the icing on the cake and is the perfect conclusion for Doris’s story.  I have to admit, it did leave me with a lump in my throat and a happy smile on my face!

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.

“Louise’s characters, without exception, are skilfully wrought which make the reader genuinely care for them.”

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