Accidental Hitman – A Killer Thriller Review
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Tom, just a regular guy next door, is sick of his neighbour’s late night parties. He appeals to his neighbour’s better nature but to no avail so chooses an unusual solution to his problem – murder.
But this dark act plunges Tom into an underworld where he is soon out of his depth. He’s no criminal mastermind after all.
Join Tom as he muddles his way through his new career, balancing the needs of his underworld bosses, his unknowing girlfriend and his knowing-too-much best friend.
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Tom White is the Accidental Hitman who lived in Brighton with a crappy job and no prospects to speak of, but now … well, you’ll have to read the book to find out.
What one thing do you wish you’d done differently during “Accidental Hitman”?
I guess I should say “I shouldn’t have killed all those people” but then if I hadn’t, things wouldn’t have turned out the way they did. So basically I’m a selfish arsehole, but a happy one!
What one thing do you have in common with Alan?
You shouldn’t call him ‘Alan’, he’s all pretentious and uses initials because he’s got such a common name.
Simon: Oops – apologies. I’ll correct my notes …
Which is your favorite scene from “Accidental Hitman”?
I have to say it’s the scene where a bollock-naked Tom is being helped up into the loft by his mate, Colin. I was actually making myself laugh when I was writing that, which perhaps sounds a tad big-headed but there you go. I write a lot on the train whilst commuting and I’m sure the bloke next to me who kept peering at my laptop thought I was writing gay porn.
Simon: Snap – totally my favourite scene too.
What one thing do your fans not already know about you from your author bio, website or numerous interviews? A fascinating tidbit, a guilty pleasure, a deep dark secret, an embarrassing moment …
I don’t think I can ever say I have ‘fans’ but I’ve been delighted by every single message I’ve received from someone I’ve never met telling me they liked my book. That’s when all the work seems worthwhile. But back to the question… Okay, fuck it, let’s do this. Here’s a dark secret that I’ve only ever told my brother before:
One time I’d had a fairly heavy midweek night and was at work the following morning having the 11 o’clock hangover dump. Lots of lager doesn’t make for a particularly firm stool and during the wiping up process (which took longer than the dump itself) I smeared shit on the crisp cuff of my impeccably ironed white shirt.
That’s right. Shit. On my cuff. At work.
Well you did ask!
Simon: That’s disgusting … but you’re right, I did ask … my bad!
What one indie thriller (other than your own!) would you recommend and why?
I have to say that I don’t normally read indie thrillers but, and this is going to sound like a fix, I’m currently reading Ethan Justice: Origins by Simon Jenner! I like the way it switches from triviality to moments of real darkness and has just the right amount of humour in the mix.
Simon: I swear this is not a fix, and if I was a better person I would have asked for an alternative, but I’m not so will shamelessly accept this plug for my book!
If you’re not yet convinced to give Accidental Hitman a try, here’s what I liked about it:
- The idea & style: Dealing with an annoying neighbour is an easy dilemma to relate to. Murdering them, perhaps not so much, but it’s a fascinating premise that draws you straight into the book. This book is a dark comedy told in a memoir-like way of Tom’s antics as his neighbour’s murder throws him deep into the criminal underworld. I particularly enjoyed the down-to-earth nature of this book. There is no sheen and glamour associated with Tom’s new profession. You can picture yourself in Tom’s shoes and really believe in the scrapes he finds himself in.
- It’s just so funny: The funniest part for me was when Tom got back from his first hit (on his neighbour) to find his best friend, Colin, in his house. The ensuing conversation and activities are hilarious. My wife kept asking me what I was laughing at. His first meeting with Frank and Cheese, the scary gangsters, was another quirky highlight as his actions were viewed through gangster-coloured spectacles as opposed to the downright mundane reality. It was cleverly done. There are laugh-out-loud capers all the way, from having to dress up as Elvis to carry out one hit to having ‘more thistle than foot’ in his trainers after a country reconnaissance mission.
- The characters & their relationships: Tom is quite a straightforward character – he is logical and works off his instinct – but he is an everyman who is easy to root for despite his new-found occupation. Colin is Tom’s best mate and their friendship, bickering, falling out and making up again was comical, engaging and entertaining all rolled into one. Laura is Tom’s love interest and their developing relationship keeps him on his toes. Secretive Stephanie adds a bit of mystery to the plot – what is her agenda and will Tom come out of it unscathed?
- Overall: Overall this comic thriller is a fun read with realistic characters that soon come to life with the conversational style and easy to read, if quite colourful, language.
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