4 star review of Alternative Outcome by Peter Rowland


Alternative Outcome

Author:  Peter Rowland

Publication Date: March 3, 2016

Genre:  International Mystery & Crime, Thriller



Alternative Outcome – an engrossing mystery drama that also offers a contemporary take on self-publishing.


Mike Stanhope, divorced and disillusioned with his job in journalism, hopes to switch his life to a new tack by self-publishing a mystery novel based on a true story. But someone is after him, and the pressure is mounting.

Could his pursuer be the subject of an investigative article Mike once wrote? Could there be a link to Mike’s attempts to track down a girl he knew as a child – the memory of whom he hijacked for his novel? Or might there be some deeper connection to his book?

As Mike struggles to keep his life on an even keel and tries to grasp at the chance of a new relationship, fact and fiction start to intertwine. Be prepared for a succession of surprises and reverses as this lively and fast-moving mystery unfolds – and at the same time enjoy the observant and topical underlying take on the self-publishing revolution.


My Review:

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I have to admit, this book was a welcome change from my usual read.  It was quite enjoyable.

Rowland gives us a little insight into the self-publishing world.  Mike Stanhope, our hero, is ready to say goodbye to his journalism career and start a career self-publishing his new novel, a mystery based on a former investigative article he once wrote.  The book starts off with a true glimpse at Mike and his friends and cohorts, before taking us along for a mystery ride.

This book has a little something for everyone.  I think you will enjoy it.

Thank you to the author, Peter Rowlands, for this opportunity!

My Rating:  4/5 stars

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