I come to this one backwards because I read the second book in the series first. However, I was so pleased with it that I went on a Superhero search for where it all began. You can’t help but love Simon. He’s had a hard day. His latest interview couldn’t have gone any worse, and he’s feeling pretty low.
London in the rush hour doesn’t aid his plight and trying to help somebody who has left his backpack behind lands him in a heap of trouble. Didn’t he hear the warnings about not touching left behind luggage on public transport?
He wakes from a coma, a changed man. In pure Wow! Kaput! Take That! Superhero style, a new Marvelesque Average-Joe-That’s-Anything-But-Average emerges, and Simon hasn’t a clue what to do with his new abilities.
There’s a lot in this book as we travel with Simon to Africa, and I loved the travel description elements of the book. We have a good smattering of humour, a character—and his wife—that it’s impossible not to warm to, and a good action-packed story that has you running for the next one—only I did it backwards. I hope we don’t have to wait too long for book three.
Katherine Black / Susan (Sooz) Simpson
Founder of Best Book Editors
Katherine has held almost every single job imaginable, from painting gnomes to zookeeper. She spent most of her life in the caring profession and has managed both a nursing home and a care agency. But her passion for the written language always brings her home to novel writing.
Born in Tyne-and-Wear, North-East England, she has settled in the beautiful Lake District, Cumbria, with her partner, two dogs, a cat, an iguana and a python (just don’t ask her which of those six things is her favourite!).
She specialises in content creation and social media outreach, and has been a developmental editor for hundreds of clients. She owns and operates bestbookeditors.com where she helps foundling authors polish their skills. However, after being diagnosed with a dramatic brain condition in 2022, she has had to let 23 staff go, and scale back the business. BBE is still very much open, we are just fewer and can’t take as much work on.
Katherine Black is the author of psychological thriller/detective/fantasy adventure novels.