The Abigail Affair
The fast-paced, zany thriller from British author Timothy Frost that's sold over 30,000 Kindle copies worldwide.
Toby Robinson, twenty-two and broke, lands a job as deckhand on a Russian billionaire's yacht. On his first night aboard he is framed for the murder of a guest. And that's just the start of his problems. His attractive crewmate Julia seems to be the only one on h...more
`The Abigail Affair', Frost's second novel since ditching a successful career as an advertising copywriter, has a lot going for it.
Its plot has been well structured, with an exciting prologue and an adventure-genre suitable ending. Frost uses appropriate descriptive detail and tension-creating ...more
It might be really cheap; but that is probably one of its only saving graces. This reads as if it aimed at 12 year olds. Toby is an immature idiot, the plot is both unbelievable and dreadful - one particular part making me laugh out loud. Given the total swearing in this book is limited to 'bleeding' and one or two s-words, I suspect it is a kid's book: yet the plot descends imto over-complex narcotics and business stuff in the middle which has no place ...more
The Abigail Affair is an action-packed and enthralling contemporary nautical thriller. There's no fluff or flat spots and the story is always moving. What stood out most about this book, though, was Toby's voice and larrikin sense of humour - distinctive yet not contrived.
You see the story through the first person eyes of a young man who is on a yacht thinking it will be something way different than what he finds himself in. He has a knack for losing jobs and spending his family’s money rather easily. But now he finds that he m ...more
Told in third person restricted which kept it tight but occasionally made Toby seem like a complete moron, and all the other characters very superficial. There was also occasional head hopping, a massive 'as you know Bob' style in ...more
Toby and I have the same kind of luck, and I can only hope that I would be as resourceful in his situation.