By: David Pembrey
Normally I am not one for novellas. But after reading Daniel Pembrey’s The Woman Who Stopped Traffic I could not pass up on the chance to read another one of his works. Quickly I found Pembrey’s Novella, The Candidate. I have to put a warning on this one – it ends too soon! Nick Thorneycroft and his mysterious predicament will grab hold of your attention and hold it hostage. Daniel Pembrey has a knack for creating characters that are both dynamic and complex yet they are someone to whom the reader can relate – even if their life stories are completely at odds. Through out the course of one busy day, I could not let go of this novella and continued to come back to it, forgetting its brevity, only to be left craving more when my fingers turned the last page. The Candidate is like a literary drug – It’ll pick you up, carry you away and then leave you craving more. If you are looking for something that is both quick and entertaining check out Daniel Pembrey’s The Candidate. It would be a great read for a short interlude during the holidays, affording you some relaxing, yet exhilarating down time.