Local Legend

Death bonded them. Life divided them.

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Pub Date 22 Nov 2019 | Archive Date 28 Apr 2020
Lion Hudson Ltd, Lion Fiction

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Why had Adi, Graham's oldest friend, ignored him, and why had he seen him in the company of an American businessman reputed to be involved with the Mafia? Graham begins asking questions. He visits the Sports Centre Adi founded and quickly learns that the charity is on the verge of closing down. A firm of lawyers is trying to take it over and a name is mentioned - Rocco Lonza - the same business man Graham saw with Adi.

Convinced that something is very wrong, Graham is determined to work out what has happened to his friend and quickly discovers Adi is in well over his head. Will he be able to save his friend's life again?

Why had Adi, Graham's oldest friend, ignored him, and why had he seen him in the company of an American businessman reputed to be involved with the Mafia? Graham begins asking questions. He visits...


Advance Praise

"A compelling mystery told with an extraordinary insight into the heights and depths of human nature. Paul Trembling has a gift for making heroes out of ordinary people."

FIONA VEITCH SMITH, author of The Death Beat


"Paul Trembling scores a winning goal with this highly enjoyable mystery, which has more exciting twists and turns than the beautiful game itself."

AMY MYERS, author of the Nell Drury and Tom Wasp crime series

"A compelling mystery told with an extraordinary insight into the heights and depths of human nature. Paul Trembling has a gift for making heroes out of ordinary people."

FIONA VEITCH SMITH...


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Even though sports and football don't interest me the story still kept me interested throughout. I haven't read any previous books from this author and it became apparent that there are book that precede this one, there is however all the information needed to be able to follow the story line

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My first Paul Trembling book and I would like to thank Netgalley for the introduction and Lion Fiction for the advanced copy.
Local Legend is a cracking good read, It tells the story of two life long best friends, Graham and Adi the latter being a successful footballer and manager for the Fictitious Vale united and a father and sons relationships after some time apart.
The story that Paul tells is expertly navigated with all its twist and turns and that was a nice surprise as I didn't think this would be that sort of thriller, Its well written and all the characters that inhabit this world are well fleshed out and very believable.
The books starts of slow as we get some world building but the pace soon quickens up once Graham and Sam (Grahams Son) start their little investigation that soon turns into a fun rollercoaster ride for them both and the reader, There relationship for me was at the heart of the story as under immense pressure both father and son become true heroes and show that anyone can be a hero.

Paul has taking the leap to the premier league with this highly enjoyable mystery, thriller great stuff.

Well worth your time and money.

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Graham Deeson has carved out a nice niche as a journalist in his home town. He benefitted greatly from his close friendship with local football legend Adi Varney, who he often wrote about until Adi left to manage a US team. Attending a wedding, Deeson thinks he glimpses Adi through the bar room window. Tapping on the window, there isn't a glimmer of recognition from Adi, so Graham goes off in search of him...

A boys own story with thrills and spills and twists and turns.

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Different kind of thriller with an unlikely main character who is determined to get to the truth and a son full of surprises. A few twists and turns.

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A good, quick, easy read. This story had a good plot and interesting characters. I enjoyed it even though I don’t watch football. There was enough happening in the story that you do not need to like football to enjoy reading this book.

Thank you to Netgalley for my copy.

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Will this Local Legend survive...?

If you were to ask anyone that knows me they would tell you that I couldn't possibly be less sports minded. Never have been and never will be. But that doesn't stop me from enjoying a good sports themed novel now and then. I've read the previous two 'Local' books, both of which are good, and I've come to appreciate Paul Trembling's ever improving writing style. Each book is better than the last.

Local Legend has a little bit of everything. Starting out with a wedding reception, dropping into the mystery of what happened to Adi Varney, trips through memories of a middle-aged semi-retired journalist, and winds up with a literally explosive finish complete with shocking revelations.

Despite the fact that the titular Local Legend is a soccer..eeerrr...football player, I couldn't put the book down and finished it in a day. I quickly found myself involved and invested in Graham and Sam's search for the elusive Adi. And trust me, I didn't see many of the revelations in the final showdown coming at all.

If you enjoy books with a modern British setting, that are relatively clean but not preachy, and you like a good mystery with some tense action scenes, Paul Trembling has you covered in his latest addition to the 'Local' books.

(I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are entirely my own.)

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I’m afraid I found this all a bit derivative and not really credible - from the start, Graham, a local journalist, just knows by seeing them, that Aldi, a football star returning home, is in league with the Mafia - and by God it turns out that’s true - he’s got in deeper than he meant too , tricked by a ‘friend’ and it all goes bad - he’s killed too. This just didn’t work for me despite the energy and geniality of the prose.

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A much more enjoyable light thriller /mystery than I expected it to be, not being interested in football. This was more about a father and son relationship in fighting the scheming ways of others.

Well written and a really enjoying and compelling read.

With thanks to netgalley.

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