Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Random Things Tours - The Loch


TITLE: The Loch
AUTHOR: Dee Taylor
PUBLISHER: Conrad Press
PUBLISHING DATE: January 6, 2021
PAGES: 224


‘The Loch’ is set on the shores of Loch Ness. 
It’s a harrowing, unforgettable tale of courage and romance, unfolding between the backdrop of the Scottish Highlands and in the murky depths of the loch itself. With drama escalating in suspense, this entertaining and thrilling novel is the story of a former stripper from the Aberdeen clubs emotionally torn between two men: a deep sea diver from the oil rigs and a highlander with a violent and tragic past. 
There is greed and horror in a search for Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite gold within the ever-present menace of the fabled creature of the Loch.

MY THOUGHTS: I've always been very interested in the Loch Ness Monster so when I saw this book involved old Nessie, I couldn't wait to give it a try.  Tina and her boyfriend Jack are camping one night when they believe they have spotted Nessie.  They soon become obsessed and set out to capture a picture and prove the Monster's existence.  However, in learning about the Loch Ness lore, they decide there may be more benefit in finding the Prince Charlie's Jacobite Gold.  

I loved learning about the area's lore and Taylor's book transported me to the Scottish Highlands, a place I've always wanted to visit.  And personally, I'd love to see Nessie.  The Loch is a quick read and while not exactly a thriller per se, the pacing was good and rather chilling at times.  I've not read any other books by this author but would definitely be interesting in checking more out in the future.  And if that cover doesn't draw you in, I don't know what will!


ABOUT THE AUTHORDee Taylor is now a professional artist, after spending most of his career in the advertising profession as art buyer at two of London's top ad agencies.

His many artistic achievements include designing a now famous flag for the Romney Marsh area of Kent in south-east England.

Dee’s other passions are angling and Loch Ness.