Roz Levens’ debut novel ‘Pack of Lies’—Graham has taken one risk too many. Now he owes a lot of money to the wrong people, and he is running for his life. Will the women he has duped unite to save him? Is he even worth saving?
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Roz Levens describes herself as ‘Writer, storyteller and encourager of writing in others.’ She runs popular ‘Write with Roz’ workshops at The Hive in Worcester and at Redditch Library. She says she has a 25m swimming certificate and gave up dog agility because she couldn’t keep up with Reg the dog!
“Roz Levens’ work is vicious, in the best way! She has a marvellous tendency to combine crime and comedy, with brilliant results, and she blends this with wonderfully distinct characters too (many of whom often get what they deserve in one way or another). There is something unique about the way Levens puts a story together, and she always manages to introduce the unexpected in her plots—and at exactly the right time.
“A breath of fresh air, regardless of the genre she’s leaning towards, Levens’ work makes for entertaining reading time and again. Pack of Lies is sure to amuse and entertain new and familiar readers alike, and here’s hoping this is the first of many novels from this author.”
Dr Charley Barnes
Writer in Residence at The Swan Theatre
Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2019-2020
Managing Director | Sabotage Reviews
“Sara, Martha, Jude. Their one common link is Graham Parker…but they don’t know it. Then the letters arrive, the photographs, the documents, dropping through their letterboxes into wire baskets, onto doormats. Yes, that’s him…but who’s that with him, whose is that name alongside his? And who is Micaela? Is she just a bit-player in this mystery…or does she know more? Does she know all of them? How? Is she the one gradually drawing them together and, if so, to what end?
“In this skilfully constructed tale, Roz Levens deftly reveals the many lives of Graham Parker: lives invented, juggled or plain thrown away. But such casualness can come at a price…and that price can mean real danger. …we learn that Graham was a whizz at English: ‘His teacher said he had the most wonderful imagination…she’d never met a child with such a grasp of the importance of a plot.’ Now, it seems, he is learning that plots backfire. Truly, he needs help. But one question looms ever larger throughout this assured page-turner—will those he’s discarded be willing to give it?”
Michael W. Thomas, author of The Girl from Midfoxfields, The Portswick Imp: Collected Stories 2001-2016 and The Stations of the Day.