I enjoy the routine that having a quiet life brings. There aren’t many things that are completely unexpected, your day has a little road map. What were to happen if that road map was completely thrown out the window due to no fault of your own? Your family isn’t who you thought they we were. You get a promotion that isn’t necessarily a promotion. Then you would understand how Peril feels.
Summary: Sloot Peril is living a quiet life as an accountant in the Old Country until a promotion leads him into an adventure fraught with spies, danger and hilarity.
What I liked: I loved this entire book. Hooker is a amazing writer. The story of Peril was witty and intelligent. Honestly, Peril just bumbles through each adventure. He reminds of the great bumbling detectives like Monk or Columbo. Except he doesn’t really detect anything. Read the book you will know what I am talking about. Hooker describes the Old Country so vividly that you can pretty much picture each building. The characters were fleshed out beautifully and are three dimensional. The storylines are well thought out and tied up in a bow at the end…sort of. (No spoilers read the book and you will know what I am talking about). What truly makes this a great book is the writing.
What I didn’t like: There isn’t a second book out yet! I want to find out what happens to Peril.
Star Rating: 5 and then some! BUY IT
My thoughts: Peril in the Old Country was such a fun read. It had everything that a great story needed; action, adventure, a love interest and some goblins. I loved the story and the characters. I still find myself chuckling every so often when I think about Peril or something that he said or did. Peril in the Old Country is a book that is going to stay with you. The characters and the ridiculous positions they get themselves into. I have a Advanced Readers copy but I will be buying it when it comes out.
Release Date: June 5th, 2018
I want to thank Blackspot Books for sending me a Advanced Readers Copy.