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
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