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)
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