#Blogtour Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by Gina Kirkham @GinaGeeJay @UrbanePub #LoveBooksGroup #wtf #hilarious #doughnuts

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by Gina Kirkham Urbane Publications July 19th 2018

The laughter continues to flow in Gina Kirkham’s brilliant sequel to the wonderful Handcuffs, Truncheon and a Polyester Thong.

Our hapless heroine Constable Mavis Upton is preparing to step down the aisle with her fiancé Joe, but has to deal with her temperamental teen daughter, as well as investigate a serial flasher on a push bike. Throw a diva drag queen into the mix and readers can expect the usual hilarious Mavis mishaps that made the first book such a hit.

Revel in Gina Kirkham’s humorous, poignant and moving stories of an everyday girl who one day followed a dream.

Revel in Gina Kirkham’s humorous, poignant and moving stories of an everyday girl who one day followed a dream.

My Review

I feel it my duty to issue a warning to all prospective readers of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Please make sure you have tissues at the ready and be prepared for funny looks if you chose to read in public! Why you might ask?? Well, this book is funny, seriously funny. At one point I was sat in my local Cafe Nero’s literally crying with laughter.

The characters are just brilliant, none better than Mavis, a larger than life police constable with one teenage daughter and a fiance. She was soon joined by a long lost father with dementia, with whom she had to reconcile her differences and attempt to form a relationship. She constantly made me laugh out loud with her penchant for Primark thongs and brilliant one line responses to her work colleagues. There is one particular scene involving underwear that was just hysterical and I defy anyone not to find it funny!

Yet, it wasn’t all fun and laughter as Kirkham showed an emotional and heartbreaking side to Mavis’s story. It was her relationship with her Father and how Mavis came to terms with his dementia diagnosis that added emotion and poignancy to the novel. Add in her grief for a much loved Mother, whose grave she visited and talked to, and Kirkham gave us a glimpse of a woman with huge depths and an ability to forgive, and make the best of the circumstances she faced.

The novel takes place over a number of years, and is dominated by the police’s inability to catch a serial flasher. I do not wish to reveal too much but all I will say is that it may change your outlook on doughnuts forever!

It became Mavis’s obsession to catch the flasher and Kirkham certainly had me guessing throughout as to whom it might be. Kirkham’s tension filled, dramatic and hilarious ending was superb, and will live with me for sometime to come!

Kirkham’s narrative is fast and furious with a perfect balance of funny and serious. If you are going on holiday it is a novel that I would very definitely be packing in my suitcase and reading on the beach or by the pool.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot was absolutely brilliant and I cannot wait for the next installment.

I would like to thank Urbane Publications for a copy of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot to read and review and to Love Books Group for inviting My Bookish Blogspot to participate in the blogtour.

About the author

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Gina Kirkham was born on the Wirral in the not-so-swinging 50’s. Being the less adventurous of three children, she remains there to this day. Trundling a bicycle along a leafy path one wintry day, a lifelong passion to be a police officer gave her simultaneously an epiphany and fond memories of her favourite author Enid Blyton and moments of solving mysteries. Thus began an enjoyable and fulfilling career with Merseyside Police. On retirement she put pen to paper to write a book based on her experiences as a police officer. And so Mavis Upton was born…

Social Media links:

Website: https://ginakirkham.wordpress.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GinaGeeJay
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ginakirkham/

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