Troubador Evil at the Core

Released: 28/04/2022

ISBN: 9781803130835

eISBN: 9781803138527

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Evil at the Core

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Having just lost everything at a stroke, Quentin Grayling’s life has fallen apart. Snapping, he sets off on a mad, unplanned adventure, from England to New York, and finds himself in serious danger… for reasons unclear.

Quentin was brought up as an orphan in a dysfunctional and hostile environment, but for the two people who made his life worthwhile.

In New York, Quentin encounters the kindness of strangers, and a traumatised woman trying to escape her own hell. Together they flee, but Quentin finds himself still under threat.

Whilst fleeing from the invisible enemy, the mystery starts unravelling - culminating in a violent denouement and a descent into darkness.

I devoured this book in one go! I loved it! I took it with me on the train and couldn’t put it down! I even missed announcements about changes to the journey and found that I was one of a handful of people left on the train! I read it in one day which is very rare for me!

I loved the way the author portrayed the characters and the twist to the end of the story. It was full of action and suspense. I also like the moral message of good vs evil and the whole idea of justice being served. Amongst the greed and wickedness I saw lots of love and kindness which transcended cultural prejudices!

by Veronica Bailey


I enjoyed reading this book very much. Following the character introductions, the story takes you around the world, thrilling at many turns, resulting in a real page-turner. The locations are well described and the actions and motivations of some of the characters throw up the notion of what evil really is.

There are some wonderful pop culture references (including one from Clark Gable's Rhett Butler from 1939s Gone with the Wind) and a couple of mysteries that are tied up with a great twist at the end.

Thoroughly Recommended!

by Chris Bailey


What a page turner packed with mystery intrigue ,twists and turns that take you on an exciting adventure round the globe. Calling it a thriller does not do it full justice for it has a theme of human condition with its trials and tribulations, friendships, betrayals, loss and gain all beautifully depicted. My most favourite parts were the lines at the begining of each chapter which are spoken from the heart and set the scene for each chapter giving the reader a heightened sense of anticipation of what is to come. A book that has to be read at one go, you simply can not put it down. An excellent debut novel and I look forward to more from Vinquita Romaine.

by Karen Holland


What an exciting rollercoaster ride. From start to finish it had me gripped. I loved that local places were referenced and the descriptions created a visceral experience.
The author is clever in constructing mystery and curiosity from the first chapter and the twists and turns will keep you guessing till the very end.
I can’t wait to see what the author writes next….

by Sally Raymond


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