Review: Something to Live For by Richard Roper

Title: Something to Live For

Author: Richard Roper

Pages: 352 Pages

Publisher: Orion

The Blurb

Sometimes you have to risk everything to find your something…

All Andrew wants is to be normal. He has the perfect wife and 2.4 children waiting at home for him after a long day. At least, that’s what he’s told people.

The truth is, his life isn’t exactly as people think and his little white lie is about to catch up with him.

Because in all Andrew’s efforts to fit in, he’s forgotten one important thing: how to really live. And maybe, it’s about time for him to start.

The Review

What a quirky, unusual love story.

Something to Live For is the story of Andrew. Andrew spends most of his time looking after the final journey for the dead. He arranges funerals for those who have no families. Andrew has something common with those he looks after. He is dead too. Not literally but his life is that closed off to people that he may as well be. But Andrew has a secret…

You cannot help but fall for Andrew and his little quirks but equally you cannot help but feel increasingly uncomfortable as his secret gets closer to being revealed.

I think Richard Roper has written a great story here and what I like is that he could write an accompanying story to give more of Andrew’s back story as a novella (hint hint – I really want Richard Roper to do this.)

You could liken Something to Live For as a similar kind of will they won’t they story much like One Day. It is of that ilk and is a thoroughly entertaining read.

Something to Live For by Richard Roper is available now.

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