Welcome back to Lamon Reviews. Today we are spotlighting a new release by Kate Rigby titled Down The Tubes.
If you are interested in this or any of her previous novels you can follow her on social media and use the links in the post to grab your copy today!
Down The Tubes
A hard hitting novel based on the author’s experience of working in the field of addictions.
It’s the late 1980s and mother of four, Cheryl West, lands herself a job at a drugs project in London. But memories of her old life are never far away, especially when her surly daughter, Elaine, makes
her unwelcome visits.
Meanwhile, Cheryl’s estranged son, Michael aka Dodo is ironically having his life destroyed by drug
addiction in his attempt to avoid painful memories of abuse.
He goes from one chaotic situation to
another, ending up on the streets and reaching rock bottom, until he is referred to a drug rehabilitation centre in rural Hampshire where dark family secrets are uncovered.
They’re each on a journey, but can there be reconciliation as well as rehabilitation?
Kate Rigby was born near Liverpool and now lives in the south west of England.
She’s been writing
for over forty years. She has b
een traditionally published, small press published and indie published.
She realized her unhip credentials were mounting so she decided to write about it. Little Guide to Unhip
was first published in 2010 and has since been updated.
However, she’s not completely unhip. Her punk novel, Fall Of The Flamingo Circus was published by Allison & Busby (1990) and by Villard (American hardback 1990).
Skrev Press published her novels
Seaview Terrace (2003)
Sucka! (2004) and Break Point
(2006) and other shorter work appeared in Skrev’s avant garde magazine during the noughties.
Thalidomide Kid was published by Bewrite Books (2007).
Her novel Savage To Savvy was an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) QuarterFinalist in
2012. Other novels of hers have rece
ived various Independent Author Awards, including Awesome Indie
Awards and Chill With A Book Readers Awards.
She has had other short stories published and shortlisted including
Hard Workers, published in three
different publications. A shortened version of her blog as a tribute to David Bowie after his death was included in the book: ‘David Bowie: I Was There’ (Red Planet Books 2017)
She also writes poetry and is currently coediting an anthology for other poets with disabilities and
long term health problems.
She also received a Southern Arts bursary for her novel Where A Shadow Played (now re Kindled as
Did You Whisper Back?).
She has re Kindled her backlist and is gradually getting her titles (back) into paperback.
You can follow Kate Rigby on social media and keep up-to-date on her latest releases.
📚Social Media Links📚
I hope you enjoyed todays spotlight. Have you read any of her other titles? Will you add Down The Tubes to your TBR pile? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
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