“Unthinkable Consequences” by Robert Rector is a well written noir thriller with a great deal of action, suspense, character depth and development.
Set in 1959 middle aged Paula has started an extra-marital affair with Kurt, a muscular hunk that fulfils all of her physical needs. When he proposes they run away together she is surprised at his feelings for her and only reluctantly agrees. Her own life is empty since she is no longer feels loved or needed but she is not yet ready to let go of her old life for an unknown new one.
Kurt is involved in some dubious criminal activities with some detestable `business partners’ and is scheming to get away from it all, together with Paula. Unfortunately for him his plans are not working out quite as he has hoped, both with Paula and with the con he is planning.
The story has a lot of erotic scenes since the basic attraction between Paula and Kurt is sexual. However, they both get to evaluate their lives and their feelings new, which are portrayed in slow motion as the lovers undergo their individual paths and personal development. Written with great insight into the human mind and psyche Rector gives his characters a lot of room in the story, deviating from a straight forward romance or thriller format and giving Paula and Kurt time to explore their desires and needs.
Paula’s mother falls ill and needs care while Paula’s husband and his mother start to show their true colours towards the woman in crisis. Kurt also needs to reassess his plans so that the lovers can be together on the right terms.
The book has all the ingredients for a best seller: Action, plot, romance, sex and believable and interesting characters and all in the right measure to cater for the fans of each genre. The writing flows easily and makes this a worthwhile and entertaining read.
Christoph Fischer was born in Germany as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he is still resident today. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ is his first published work. “Sebastian” has been released in May 2013. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.
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