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‘Blood Money’ by Doug Richardson

Beemer cursed.

Two words.

Two syllables.

A mental rimshot inside Greg Beem’s skull. The simple phrase was perfectly descriptive, and summed up just about every seminal moment of the Beemer’s twenty-nine years. The curse described a moment that was, in truth, formative. Beemer could catalogue his life with his very own cursed moments.

… I wet the bed.

… the gun went off.

… she’s really pregnant?

… my parachute didn’t open.

… that knife was sharper than I thought.

… the bitch actually left me.

… I really didn’t mean to burn the house down.

Beemer’s most recent cursed moment began at 3:16 A.M. on August sixth. Beemer remembered the time because, for some unknown reason, his eyes had flicked to the digital clock display on the dashboard of the Peterbilt tandem axle tractor rig.


I never include a synopsis of the book in this post, so as to avoid too many spoilers, however if you would like to read more about both book and author, click here.

I say this, because in the particular case of ‘Blood Money’, those first lines just aren’t what I expected after reading the book’s premise, although the idea of trying to ‘pigeon hole’ my life into a series of cursed moments, sounds like a great way to try defining myself.


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As this was an author invitation to read and review, a Kindle download of ‘Blood Money’, was gifted to me free of charge, by its author, Doug Richardson.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments are my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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