Exit: The brilliantly funny new crime novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of SNAP

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Exit: The brilliantly funny new crime novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of SNAP

Exit: The brilliantly funny new crime novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of SNAP

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When Felix, and his newest Exiteer partner Amanda, have completed their latest un-assisted 'exit', they're horrified to hear a craggy voice in another room say: "You took your time! There's a dry humor underlying most of the story and then starting at about the 70% point, quite a few laugh out loud moments. Expecting to be imminently arrested, he wants to make sure Mabel will be looked after, this has him breaking the habits of a lifetime as he tasks his neighbour, Miss Knott with this necessary job, unexpectedly finding comfort and friendship in her company. The author is a star I want to follow, I want to catch, but want to remain elusive like real stars are. I am a huge fan of Bauer's brand of crime fiction, with her offbeat characters, and a narrative blended with wit and humour.

What was nice about that is that it helps sell it as a feel-good tale, knowing as we do the mental and emotional place the characters are coming from. When he and his Exiteer partner, Amanda, who happens to have very sensible eyebrows , mistakenly assist the wrong man die, they find themselves in the middle of a murder investigation. Felix has always been a kind man who follows the rules and helps others, so this seems an odd choice for his later years.Exiteer is not a place in Devon where this story is set; an Exiteer is a volunteer that watches over people with terminal conditions who have decided to take their own lives, all within the law. But just fifteen minutes later Felix is on the run from the police – after making the biggest mistake of his life.

This is one of those stories that grew on me as I read and became embroiled in the characters lives. Meanwhile, Detective Calvin Bridges, who had been the first responder at the scene, is proving himself to be a proficient investigator. He’d started smoking at twelve, taking a chance that it would kill him by thirty and he might start the next life over with better gifts, more money, and in a warmer place. A fair amount of black humour, two love stories, quite a lot of gambling and some unlikely friendships. When you read Felix’s past, his heart wrenching years he spent with his wife who was suffering from a terrible traumatic illness, his compelling experience as he sees his love of life’s destructive battle with dementia, even you’re a cruel cutthroat bitch, you cannot help yourself and start to wipe a like a baby!I know it can be a contentious topic, which is why I was so looking forward to seeing how it would be explored in this story. Her plots are always original and enthralling, infused with wit and warmth, and her characters are memorable and unique.

The Exiteer doesn't assist the dying to commit suicide but tidies up afterwards so the death looks natural to their loved ones. As he helps those people, he gets more lonely and his only true companion is Mabel, an adorable dog.This book is filled with heart-warming characters, snappy dialogue, lots of humor, some crazy antics, two lovely dogs, and of course, why not a character with sensible eyebrows? He doesn't have much going on, but he is part of a small organization of like-minded individuals who help those suffering at the end of life find a way out with grace and dignity. Felix is shocked and despondent and assures the young lady with him, Amanda, that he will take the blame. But something goes wrong, when he enters Number 3 Black Lane with his new assistant Amanda, who is along for her first exit.

Felix, a man that has known his share of hardship in the world with the deaths of both his wife and son longs to do some good in the world. And I loved the silly comradery of the police headquarters, with their constant battle against the thieving snack machine, jokes about ever present fruitcake, and Calvin's daily contest with his partner for who has had the "worst day ever". Though he isn't present in every scene, he conveys each piece of the story leading up to the murder as if he were an omniscient narrator, capable of accessing every character's interior perspective. Trouble Felix is one of the oldest Exiteers and he’s got an “apprentice “ with him that day, the day something went wrong.I didn't remember the reviews I read of this before plunging in, so I was shocked to discover this was about our modern day society. Nobody ever spoke of the relentless parking that was demanded by a relative in hospital with a prolonged illness. Most of it is thoughts of a pensioner who is trying to fix his mistakes by making even more trouble for himself. She was a runner-up in the Rhys Davies Short Story Competition for "Mysterious Ways," about a girl stranded on a desert island with 30,000 Bibles.



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