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DAI HENLEY

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Reckless Obsession

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My dad was the easiest going man I’ve ever met – except when he encountered anything that struck him as unfair. He’d fly into a rage if a criminal got a lenient sentence for a heinous crime, for example.

Our bookcase heaved with every Agatha Christie novel she wrote – my mum read every one. So when I started writing, it was inevitable that someday, I’d write a crime novel about revenge and justice.

But the usual problems of family life, my passions for sport and business got in the way. As soon as I retired from active sports and sold my businesses, I joined a class based on writing an autobiography.

In 2010, I published B Positive! Not only is this my blood group, it was something my parents instilled in me as my mantra. If anybody wants to know me intimately, read it!

I received wonderful reviews and even got a letter from my English Lit grammar school teacher of over fifty years ago, complimenting me and expressing his satisfaction that at least some of his teaching had stuck! Suitably encouraged, I attended other seminars and courses and refined my writing technique.

Blazing Obsession and Reckless Obession is the result.

I hope these novels strike a chord with anyone who felt like my father. One reviewer suggested that there’s so much unfairness in the world and so little we can do about it. Both novels show the protagonist obsessed with righting a wrong, believing his actions to be entirely justified.

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