[Review Tour] Martin Dash by Andy Bailey

Martin Dash
by Andy Bailey
Psychological Romance Thriller
Date Published: 6/20/2015

What would it be like to have no feelings? No desire, no anger, no pleasure? Behold Martin Dash. A man who possesses stunning features that captivate all who encounter him but is also cursed with a medical condition that means he has no emotion to give in return. But one woman is convinced that there is something behind the apparently blank façade and sets out on a dark trail to uncover the haunted past that holds the key to the mystery; a journey that takes in politics, criminal finance, London’s neo-burlesque scene and, finally . . . murder.

MARTIN DASH is the first book of a trilogy that relates the bizarre experiences of a young man whose life was always destined to be terrifying as well as exceptional.


I thought this was a interesting read and the concept of Martin Dash as being a man who has no feelings what so ever by suffering from the condition known as anhedonia was just fascinating.

However I wasn’t a fan of the authors writing style, I didn’t flow smoothly for me and sometimes was more like a report listing things and then using a lot of asides in brackets, not seen that done before but I didn’t like it as such.

This has some twists and turns that will have you wondering about Martin Dash, I would love to read the next book, but hope the style of writing improves (or this may just be Andy Bailey’s trademark)

4 stars


About the Author:

Andy Bailey is a British writer residing in deepest Staffordshire (‘the Creative County’ . . .) His principal claim to fame as an author (so far) is the creation of ‘Martin Dash’ and his recurring theme is the absurdity and futility of human endeavour (unless you’re on double time) and his writing seeks to explore the strange motivations that drive the endlessly entertaining members of the species, homo sapiens.




I am Fee, a 30 -something SAHM bookworm! I love to read, and will read almost anything and everything. I am not afraid to try new genres of books and my main genre is horror, thriller.

One thought on “[Review Tour] Martin Dash by Andy Bailey

  • December 15, 2015 at 11:01 am

    I hope the above has piqued your interest (thank you Fee for a thoughtful and fair review and, yes, the writing style is intentionally my own so I understand that it may not chime with everyone). If anyone wants to ask questions or comment please feel free either here or via my Facebook and Twitter links above. Thanks to Ebook Addicts for the feature! Cheers, Andy Bailey

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