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The Wheels of Change Simon Cross is a high profile ad exec and a womanizer He’s a man both males and females alike love to hate Trouble arises when he gets involved with the wrong woman and finds himself behind the wheel of a car without brakes Suddenly wheelchair bound Simon is forced to re evaluate his life With his mother’s drug problem his reputation as a gigolo and his wealth Simon finds the world looking down on him despite his disability In time he learns through the eyes of his caregiver that it isn’t the way the world views him rather it’s his view of the world that is the cause of his pain Looking for a Good Mystery Novel? Try Wheels of ChangeIf you are looking for an excellent mystery yarn then Wheels of Change by Sandy Appleyard should be next on your reading list Wheels is a whodunit by a very smart author who has been writing for nearly a decadeFrom the start the author begins building an impressively complex story that could easily have spun away in any of six directions if she hadn’t been on top of it Wheels begins to roll with the murder of Jake Campbell who we find after a bit is than he seems At first he seems like the perfect bank employee He’s punctual organized and a hard worker Jake knows his job and does it well Unfortunately Jake has done something to really set someone off and he ends up on the wrong end of a knife blade A bachelor Jake has a hobby he likes the women he works with a lot – a whole lot – and he ends up getting very close to many of them Someone has a problem with that and Jake has his date with the bladeEnter Simon Cross Simon is another man who likes women – a whole lot Okay he’s a womanizer who notoriously sleeps around Unfortunately Simon has an affair with the wrong woman Her husband is the jealous type and well one thing leads to another and Simon has a very bad meeting with a semi after the brakes on his expensive foreign car fail Simon is very broken up by the affair – literally – and finds he has a long slow road backFortunately though the police know who hubby is and they hold him so the severely injured Simon is safe or so he thought At this point the police have uite a case on their hands all of it somehow related to Simon or his mom Nancy Bodies are turning up all over the place and they have to find out why and how all of them are relatedChief Mark Tame and his partner Richard keep looking at all the leads they never seem to lead anywhere Still they keep at it because they have to – there’s a killer on the looseAt its heart Wheels of Change is a well written mystery yarn as we watch the police go through their paces However it is much than that as well It is a story about redemption and change as we see the key character Simon change and grow in front of our eyes He goes from a character for whom one feels little sympathy to a person with whom you can empathize From his adversity Simon becomes a caring man His growth is evident The way in which Appleyard handles that growth is uite subtle too Indeed some of the little twists she uses along the way are uite goodOverall Sandy Appleyard is a very mature author Her style is excellent and her ability to create real three dimensional characters is terrific I especially like her transitioning between the master and sub plots The balance she establishes is evident and because she is able to maintain that balance show she is a master at her craft For someone of lesser talent it is all too easy to let complicated plot strings spiral out of control taking over the main focus while losing the focus on the central plot and charactersAuthor Sandy Appleyard is uite a skilled writer who has created a very nuanced novel in Wheels of Change It is a novel that will keep you at the edge of your chair as you wonder what happens next Taut the novel moves along from point to point uickly and never bogs down I was unable to put it down and I suspect you won’t be able to either I just finished reading this page turnerIf you like thrillers full of action mysteries murders and life changing experiences this book will be the perfect match for you The main characters are really interesting in their very own way Simon the womanizer ad executive whose life is about to change after an accident Darla the highly interesting occupational therapist Nancy – Simon’s drug addicted mother Ryder Simon’s partner and the serial killer and cops that spice up this otherwise insightful novel about the choices we make in life their conseuences and how to change the way we see each other and we’re perceivedThe story is gripping not only full of action and mystery but also deeper insights about human nature I’ve really enjoyed this book and I continued reading it every time I had a moment so it took me just two days to finish it If you have some time for yourself this winter take a blanket and a warm drink and enjoy it I liked the book even though it got off to a slow start for me By the time I finished there was a whole lot of housework that hadn't been done because I just couldn't put this book down I did have a good idea who the killer was almost as soon as he was introduced but it didn't take anything away from the story for me As for Simon I didn't like him at allin the beginning About halfway through my feelings started to change and before I knew it I was rooting for him Good book that I highly recommend

  • Paperback
  • 395 pages
  • The Wheels of Change
  • Sandy Appleyard
  • English
  • 14 January 2015
  • 9781507529843

About the Author: Sandy Appleyard

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