Brilliant, witty, engaging are adjectives that could easily describe L.T. Smith’s latest novel Driving Me Mad. Right from the beginning I was thrown into a wild ride featuring endearing characters both living and dead. This book was a romance with a heavy paranormal influence. To sum it up quickly, damn good storytelling!
Rebecca Gibson is a paper salesman. One night driving from one sales convention to the next, she gets lost. An easy two hour drive becomes four and she still is no closer to her intended destination. While trying to get her bearings in the middle of nowhere, way past midnight, things just get plain crazy.
Rebecca is an interesting character that is grounded, loves her work and doesn’t have very many friends. She is all work with little play. She is also hilarious, her internal dialogue is fantastic. Her wittiness is laugh out loud worthy. So, when a paranormal presence throws her into the past, lets just say she freaks out big time, and drops some epic curse words. She thinks she has gone cuckoo, and rightfully so.
Our other alive main character is Clare Davies. Clare is the direct descendant to both of our ghostly friends, Annabel and Ellen. Past lovers who were ripped about by Ellen’s murder.
Both Rebecca and Clare are thrown into the past and haunted by ghosts in order to solve the mystery and uncover the truth of what happened to Ellen over sixty years ago. Annabel and Ellen must be put to rest and Rebecca and Clare have been chosen for the task, whether they like it or not.
I literally could not put this book down. I was invested right from the beginning. L.T. Smith got me hooked almost instantly, and that’s no easy task. This book starts out at full speed and does not step off the pedal until the very end.
Great book, fantastic dialogue, interesting story with numerous twists and turns. What a great adventure this book was!
5 out of 5 stars
- Publisher: Ylva Publishing
by L.T. Smith