Could you forgive murder? What if it was something worse?
A childhood accident robs Vincent of his memories, causing him to become sensitive and anxious around others. His differences attract bullies, and he comes to rely heavily on the support of his family.
After the devastating loss of his parents, a remarkable woman teaches him to embrace life and, little by little, he realises the world is far more forgiving than he imagined. When fragments of his memory return, he begins to unravel his past.
Who was his mother? What kind of a man is his brother, Frank? And why does death surround them?
Fate is cruel. History is dark. Things are not as they seem.
Perhaps he should have stayed at home.
Fifty Years Of Fear is told in first person by Vinnie and starts off from when he is a young lad up until present day. I have to say it made me feel quite melancholy whilst reading it as it is a very deep and thought provoking read.
Having not had a brilliant childhood, I thought Vinnie seemed quite clued up. He is good with his money and works hard. Even when he gets married and the few hardships that they have to go through together, I don’t think a wife could ask for a better husband. If anything he probably puts up with more than he should have to.
It’s hard to say to much about what happens in this story as I really don’t want to give to much away. Vinnie certainly doesn’t seem to have much luck on his side. It just seems to go downhill at a steady rate and my heart really went out to him. He certainly doesn’t deserve the life that has been dealt him and it made me sad and angry.
Fifty Years Of Fear is a deep and mentally dark read. It had me go through an array of emotions that I had not expected to feel. It makes you question society as a whole and how people are so willing to see what they want in people. The author has created a meaningful and gripping read that me hooked through out. An extremely powerful read.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Fifty Years Of Fear is available to purchase from Amazon.
Ross Greenwood was born in 1973 in Peterborough and lived there until he was 20, attending The King’s School in the city. He then began a rather nomadic existence, living and working all over the country and various parts of the world.
Ross found himself returning to Peterborough many times over the years, usually, so he says “when things had gone wrong.” It was on one of these occasions that he met his partner about 100 metres from his back door whilst walking a dog. Two children swiftly followed. And, according to Ross, he is “still a little stunned by the pace of it now.”
Lazy Blood book was started a long time ago but parenthood and then four years as a prison officer got in the way. Ironically it was the four a.m. feed which gave the author the opportunity to finish the book as unable to get back to sleep he completed it in the early morning hours.
Ross Greenwood’s second book, The Boy Inside, was picked up by Bloodhound Books, and now, Fifty Years of Fear, is out. All his books are thought provoking, and told with a sense of humour.
Ross Greenwood hopes you enjoy reading them.
Please feel free to get in touch on http://www.rossgreenwoodauthor.com
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