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I read a lot of books and I write about them on here. Mummy Geek is sometimes a guest blogger....people seem to love her.....Oh and you can find me on Twitter.....@book_geek_says. Shortlisted for Blog of the Year by the 2015 Love Stories Awards...THANK YOU!!

Sunday 18 August 2013

Review: No Photo Available: A Sex Scandal in 563 Emails

Publisher: Self published
Price: £ 3.38 e book

Emails from and to Tom have been compiled to Sophie. These emails, as the title implies are scandalous! Tom is dead but he ain't been playing by the rules.

This book reminds me of The Afterparty by Leo Benedictis, you know its fiction, you've been told its a work of fiction, but you always sit on the edge of 'is it REALLY fiction.' The way it is written and compiled is so real, especially with the fore and after word from Sophie! SO SO BLOODY REAL.

The notes and emails which compile this book make it personal and emotive. You keep thinking bastard, bastard, bastard the whole way through. It really did evoke a great deal of emotion from me. It also worried the hell out of me! Do you really know any one??? Do you really know you can trust the people around you? Is everyone really a manipulative bastard deep down?

There are a few odd and cliched bits of language in the emails bandied around. This may however be intentional in many cases as manipulators, I am sure will stop at nothing to get what they want. They know how to use lang to wheedle themselves in and anchor their place in a person's life and heart.

I'm most pleased that this book didn't pass me by. It is compelling and intriguing and so so uncomfortable and disturbing! There is sex and love and manipulation and psychological abuse! WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT??

Happy Reading

Book Geek


  1. Thanks so much for your great review, which I found quite by accident while googling myself. As an avid reader, I'm so pleased to have discovered your blog and will definitely recommend it to all my bookworm friends here in the States.


    P.S. You're correct about the cliches. To make the emails seem real I had to stifle the urge to be literary. Most of us don't worry about using trite expressions in our daily correspondence. After all, it's never going to be published.

    1. My pleasure Lily!

      It is a cracking read and I'm delighted to have found it.
      Also thanks for the kind comments about my blog.
      I look forward to your next book!

    2. Thanks. Please visit my brand new Facebook page (search NO PHOTO AVAILABLE) on which I've just posted a link to your blog. Also, here's the link to my UK Amazon page in case anyone else would like to read the book: http://tiny.cc/nophotouk. I'd be happy to send your followers a gift certificate.