Book & Author Details:
Six Lies by Ben Adams
Publication date: November 23rd 2015
Genres: Romantic Comedy
How would you feel if, one day, you discovered everything you thought you knew about your family was a fabrication? Your mother wasn’t your mother, your father was a liar and your whole upbringing was a sham. Confronted with this exact situation, Dave Fazackerley doesn’t feel great. It doesn’t help that he has just buried the woman he thought of as his mother. Or that his wife, his one true soulmate, recently jumped into bed with a librarian. Even his band, his only escape from reality, is going through a rough patch. How will Dave respond? Will he discover the truth about his family? Will his band ever play a gig again? More importantly, can Dave entice his wife back from the arms of the book-dork or will he take a chance on a new love?
“Six Lies reads in humour and brilliance akin to Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity. A wonderful book. I loved every moment of reading it.” Becky Walsh – BBC Radio Presenter and author.
To my mind, the blurb doesn’t quite do this book justice. In the usual British way, it is modest and unassuming. But don’t let that fool you.
This is a touching story of disappointment and hope, told with dry, witty humour which is perfectly pitched, and somehow familiar in tone.
I found this to be an entertaining story, with characters who were well observed and described. Well worth a read.
Like a lot of people, Ben went to school, then college and eventually grew up and got a responsible job, a house and a family.
And then his mid-life crisis kicked in.
Realising that life was in danger of becoming all too serious, Ben started writing. Not in the way that Forrest Gump started running, but at least he started.
He wrote on steamed up mirrors in the bathroom to make his children smile. Eventually he graduated to making up stories to entertain his kids at bed-time.
For some reason his boys didn’t seem interested in his tales of everyday life, relationships, family, trauma, farce and the occasional bit of debauchery. His 12 year old son prefers JK someone or other.
Following his short-lived career as a children’s author, Ben now concentrates on writing stories for grown-ups. He writes for people who have lived, loved, worked, strived and suffered – people like himself. People like you.
Ben has a gift for finding humour where others just find pain; and also for finding pain where others find humour.
He lives in south west London with his two boys, his dog and his constant stream of girl-friends. He dreams a lot too.