Never Say Sorry by Rose Edmunds

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Set in the world of corporate finance, Never Say Sorry could easily be very confusing to the average reader, but the ten characters who play major parts in the plot are all clearly drawn personalities, even if their motives are deliberately obtuse.  I particularly liked Brad, the global CEO of BEP Pharmaceuticals who made sure that he met his security consultant, Wayne, in various New Jersey diners so that he could eat the junk food denied him by his wife.

The heroine, Claudia is a larger than life, vibrant but prickly journalist, who intends to be noticed and to make her mark in her chosen career.  In contrast the hero, Hugh, is a rather wet behind the ears, lazy, pleasure-loving accountant.  And yet his failings make him likeable.

These two disparate characters are paired up, by accident of fate, against their initial instincts, to investigate pharmaceutical and financial fraud.  As they stumble towards the truth, they are both in grave danger as intrigue and deception leads to a thrilling conclusion.

Never Say Sorry was the first novel published by Rose Edmunds

Rose Edmunds

This is how she describes her career so far.

For more than 20 years I almost passed as normal in several well-known financial firms in London, working undercover to research my novels.

Currently, I’ve published two thrillers. Both are set in the world of high finance, but in essence the stories are about people and what motivates them – greed, fear, insecurity, ambition – the usual suspects. You will certainly recognize the personality types, whatever your walk of life.


I am looking forward to the return of Amy from Rose’s second novel Concealment which I reviewed here

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Love history, reading, researching and writing. Articles published in My Family History and other genealogy magazines.

11 thoughts on “Never Say Sorry by Rose Edmunds

  1. Sounds interesting even though it is set in the world of high finance, which wouldn’t usually attract me. Rose says her stories are about people and what motivates them and that is what always attracts me to a book.


    1. Thanks Mary. Yes, I am primarily interested in people’s motivations and their frailties, even though the books are set in the financial world. Most people seem to be able to cope with the financial bits (which I try not to make too heavy with technical detail), but some cannot and clearly my books are not for them!

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  2. About high time that the corporate world gets a look-in in crime fiction and thrillers. After all, most of us work in such places, so why don’t they crop up more frequently in literature? Too dull? But it’s where people’s characters manifest themselves most clearly, though sometimes in roundabout ways.


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