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Alternative Outcome

Alternative Outcome cover picturePeter Rowlands’ first novel is a beguiling mix of genres – mystery drama, thriller and romance – and it’s also a gently ironic take on the trials of self-publishing.

Alternative Outcome is about a jaded business journalist who yearns for a more interesting life as a novelist. Having just published his first book online, he finds himself caught up in a sequence of unsettling events that threaten to become as dramatic as those of his book.

He embarks on a search for a family who disappeared long ago, unaware that this will lead to succession of surprises, reverses and revelations as fact and fiction start to intertwine.

The narrative is a pacey and readable, and the vivid characters positively jump off the page – made all the more real by extensive use of natural, lifelike dialogue. The plot raises a number of thought-provoking moral issues, but these are handled with a light touch, and never become obtrusive.

Read more on Peter’s own website, www.peterrowlands.com

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Alternative Outcome

More about the plot

London-based business journalist Mike Stanhope, disillusioned with his job and still depressed following his divorce, has self-published his first novel online, hoping to shake his life into a new direction.

As a distraction from the daily grind, he starts researching some of the real-life characters and events that sparked the idea for his book. However, he finds himself the victim of an apparently methodical campaign by someone to steal something from him. Initially he suspects a link with an investigative article he wrote years before.

As he presses on with his research, attempting to balance his precarious career with the promise of a new relationship, cause and effect become increasingly entangled. Is it information that his assailants want? His problem is that he doesn’t have it – or does he?

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