With his life disrupted by an unscrupulous work colleague and a bully at his son Toby’s school, things go from bad to worse when his neighbor’s abusive boyfriend goes missing, plunging the introvert into the center of a murder investigation.
Increasingly hounded by a meddlesome detective, and with his thoughts continually urging him to make people “red and open” and to “achieve it” with his girlfriend Donna, what follows is a sometimes brutal, oftentimes hilarious, and absurdist account of the life of one very anti-social and unexpected anti-hero.
Thanks to Sarah at Book on the Brightside Tours for my copy of the next part of the introvert story, The Introvert Confounds Innocence by Michael Paul Michaud.
I very recently read The Introvert, the first in the series introducing our very unlikely Anti-Hero.
You can read the review for that here
This new story picks up a few year after the end of book 1, still unnamed, The Introvert, is now living with his partner Donna, and now has a young son, and of course his loyal dog Molly is here as well.
Doing his best to lead a ‘normal’ life, The introvert has his tendencies for making people “red and open” under control.
But life isn’t always that simple..
With his son being bullied at school, a new competitor for best salesman at work and his neighbour being abused, everything begins to become a little too much ..
Again finding himself under investigation for murder, Michael Paul Michaud introduces quite possibly the most irksome character I’ve ever read in the British detective handling the case.
Has our ever lovable Introvert met his match?
Laced with Dark Black humour and scenes of violence, Michael Paul Michaud has written another twisted, quirky and highly addictive read.
Though slightly longer than its predecessor, it’s another quick read and you can’t help but read on as you need to know what he is going to do or say next.
Darkly compelling, ingenious, inventive writing.
I am a huge fan of The introvert, and couldn’t have been happier finding out there is part 3 on the way.
I am an American-Canadian citizen, a criminal prosecutor, and author of BILLY TABBS (& THE GLORIOUS DARROW) (bitingduckpress) and THE INTROVERT series (Black Opal Books). I have a B.A. in English from McMaster University, an Honors B.A. in Political Science (summa cum laude) from McMaster University, a J.D. from The University of Western Ontario (with an international exchange completed at Washington & Lee). I have won awards for both my community service and my work as a criminal prosecutor. I am a member of Crime Writers of Canada and International Thriller Writers. I also strive to maintain a strong social media author presence, including at facebook.com/michaelpaulmichaud, and have made regular appearances on SiriusXM’s Canada Talks. I am an unabashed and unapologetic zealot of Twin Peaks. Literary influences are primarily Orwell, Dickens, Vonnegut, Dostoevsky.
I was inspired to write The Introvert after reading Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky) and The Stranger (Camus). It has been likened to Dexter and American Psycho meeting Office Space and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. I also consider it the most unorthodox of animals rights books. Every dog lover should read them.
Facebook author page https://www.facebook.com/MichaelPaulMichaud/
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Goodreads page for The Introvert:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32808811-the-introvert
Goodreads page for The Introvert Confounds Innocence: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44490433-the-introvert-confounds-innocence