The Wrong Kind of Clouds by Amanda Fleet


Patrick Forrester is in trouble. Deep trouble. Someone wants him dead. In fact, lots of people want him dead, but one of them has taken him hostage. As he’s being bundled away, he manages to call his ex-lover, Summer Morris, and begs her for help…
Summer Morris, an award-winning photographer with synaesthesia, hasn’t spoken to Patrick for months. With good reason. In fact, she would have been happy never to hear from him again. But, he begged her for help, so she’s trying to help. Along with an off-duty police officer, Detective Sergeant LB Stewart, she gets swept into Patrick’s world of lies and deceit, in a desperate race against time to find him alive.
Trying to unpick the knot of Patrick’s life takes them from an affair that could help bring down a government, to the dust and heat of Malawi, and a whole heap of trouble in between. If only they knew who wanted him dead, they might find him alive. The trouble is, almost everyone wants Patrick dead.


My thoughts

This was one of those books that took a while to get into, and I don’t think it helps that the character of Patrick was such an unsympathetic one, however, once the story got going it was a good read.

Patrick gambles, womanizes and borrows money from loan sharks, but he also has a caring side helping the poor children of Malawi get an education. Abducted from his home, he does not know who has taken him or why, and there are 4 possible reasons and ex-girlfriend Summer Morris takes it on herself to figure it out, with the help of DS L.B. Stewart.

The 4 plots were a great idea and kept you guessing right to the end as to which was the real reason for Patrick’s abduction.

I liked the character of Summer but did wonder why she felt it was her responsibility to locate him, and can only concur that it was because she was the one he called (albeit accidently) at the time he was snatched.

This is a great book with a great plot, which will keep you wondering and guessing.

Slow to get going, but once it took of it flew.

I gave this 3 out of 5* on Goodreads

About Andrea Pryke

I have been collecting Marilyn Monroe items since 1990 and the collection includes around 400 books, as well as films, documentaries, dolls, records and all sorts of other items
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