An Object of Desire by Jenny Twist – Book Review

An Object of Desire by Jenny Twist – Book Review

An Object of Desire by Jenny Twist

An Object of Desire

Author – Jenny Twist
Pages – 55
Released – 7th February 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1796372359
Format – ebook, paperback
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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Hannah and Rea, on holiday in Tangiers are disturbed to discover that two sinister looking characters are following them. Then they meet the mysterious Toby who is himself following the stalkers. He wants to know why the men are interested in the girls. But the girls have no idea.

They are not too worried, since they are moving on to Chefchouen. He says he will take them himself, secretly.

But who is Toby? What does he do? Is he a policeman? A spy? A treasure hunter?

All seems well until one of the girls disappears.

Review 2017

Best Friends Hannah and Rea have decided to go travelling together and their first stop is Tangiers in Morocco. Whilst wandering around a local market the girls witness a chase. A young boy is being chased by two men who look like the local police. Giving chase behind them are two burly men.

The girls don’t think much of it and continue around the market where Rea takes a liking to a cheap necklace from one of the stalls. Later that evening at their hotel they notice the two men from the back of the chase watching them.

They are a little freaked out, especially when the men turn up more than once. In the bar one evening, a man called Toby introduces himself to the girls and want to know why they are being followed. The girls haven’t a clue but when they return to their room and someone has been searching it, it’s time to move on and Toby offers to take them to their next destination, Chefchoen

But can the girls trust Toby and why are the men so interested in two women just having a good time on their holiday?

Being a novella of only 55 pages the book jumps right into the action and moves at a fast pace throughout. Hannah and Rea have known one another since they were little girls and have been best friends ever since. They were all set for having a good time in Morocco before moving onto Spain but fate, it seems, would have other ideas.

They presume that the two men think they must have witnessed something about the chase in the market but they both assure Toby that they didn’t see anything apart from four men chasing a young lad, possibly a thief.

The girls quickly realise that Toby is some sort of ‘James Bond’ with his gadgets and inconspicuous car, which isn’t a good thing for the girls as Hannah states ‘None of the James Bond girls make it to the end of the film.’

The characters were all wonderful and the places so vibrant even the food that they ate sounded exotic, though maybe not the liver!! The plot held my attention and even though it was a novella there was enough happening throughout and I wasn’t left wanting more.

I had worked out pretty early on what the men were after from the girls but this didn’t take away my enjoyment. If you like books set in gorgeous locations and with fun, energetic characters and a plot that leaves you breathless, then this is the book for you.

Reviewed by Stacey

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About the Author

Jenny Twist

Jenny Twist was born in York and brought up in the West Yorkshire mill town of Heckmondwike, the eldest grandchild of a huge extended family.

She left school at fifteen and went to work in an asbestos factory. After working in various jobs, including bacon-packer and escapologist’s assistant (she was The Lovely Tanya), she returned to full-time education and did a BA in history, at Manchester and post-graduate studies at Oxford.

She stayed in Oxford working as a recruitment consultant for many years and it was there that she met and married her husband, Vic.

In 2001 they retired and moved to Southern Spain where they live with their rather eccentric dogs and cat. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, knitting and attempting to do fiendishly difficult logic puzzles.

Since moving to Spain she has written four novels and numerous short stories. Four of her books have been given 5 star reviews by the esteemed review site, Readers’ Favorite.

In July 2018 she was awarded the coveted TOP FEMALE AUTHOR award in Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal/Science Fiction by The Authors Show.

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24 Responses

  1. Yari santiago says:

    Thank you! I am definitely checking this one out

  2. Andrea says:

    Ooh I love a novella! Sounds like a mystical Brokedown Palace!

  3. DJ Sakata says:

    This sounds divine – I have never been there

  4. I love a good novella. Thanks for putting this one on my radar!

  5. Stormi Johnson says:

    Wonderful review. I always enjoy how fast paced novellas are, but then end up wanting more!

  6. Sounds like a great story capturing the action in only a limited number of pages.

  7. Emma Mane says:

    Love novellas, I can get through numerous in a day. This one is right up my street.

  8. Bianca says:

    Great review! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Finitha Jose says:

    Wow! Intriguing

  10. Allie Bock says:

    What a fun story. I really enjoyed your review. I am going to check this one out!

  11. Great review!

  12. Robin Taylor says:

    Great review. Sometimes it can be hard to rate novellas due to their length.