BOOK: Madam Tulip
AUTHOR: David Ahern
GENRE: Suspense, Adventure
A struggling actress, the ability to foresee future and decipher it, high class parties and parents who have a love-hate relationship, MADAM TULIP by DAVID AHERN is a perfect fusion of action, suspense, and glamour with a hint of a magical gift.
Derry, a struggling actress is blessed with the gift of foreseeing future to some extent, which has been passed on to her by her ancestors. Coming short for money, she decides to explore her talents and hosts shows as Madam Tulip, a card reader, in high class parties. At one party, she gets a premonition of something sinister and a chain of events set off which lead to the death of a prominent figure. Meanwhile, her friend is framed for a crime she didn’t commit and it looks like Madam Tulip is about to be too. With the help of an ex-marine friend, and undercover cop who happens to be someone she had a fling with, she sets out to uncover a mystery which turns out to be a set up beyond her wildest dreams.
The storyline is quite interesting and keeps the readers engaged till the end. The evolvement of the character of Madam Tulip is worth looking out for. The unraveling of the story and placement of numerous mysteries keeps the story fascinating till the end. The world of high society, drugs, parties, is explored to its optimization and in a realistic way, without exaggeration. A pinch of humor keeps things entertaining.
David Ahern has done an extremely good job. He has given a unique space to each of his characters and left room for growth in future books of the series. His writing exhibits rawness which is the testimony of his novelty.
If you want to witness a world of seers, card readers and psychics; a world of high society, glamour, their lifestyle, their tribulations, infused with laughter and mystery at every nook and corner, this is the book for you.
Look out for more books in the series.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
David Ahern grew up in a theatrical family in Ireland but ran away to Scotland to become a research psychologist and sensible person. He earned his doctorate but soon absconded to work in television. He became a writer, director and producer, creating international documentary series and winning numerous awards, none of which got him free into nightclubs.
Madam Tulip wasn’t David Ahern’s first novel, but writing it was the most fun he’d ever had with a computer. He is now writing the fourth Madam Tulip adventure and enjoys pretending this is actual work.
David Ahern lives in the beautiful West of Ireland with his wife, two cats and a vegetable garden of which he is inordinately proud.
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