The July issue of the online book review magazine “Small Press Bookwatch” features a review of “A Perilous Question”.

“Impressively well written and a consistently compelling thriller of a read from beginning to end, “A Perilous Question” showcases author Barry Finlay’s exceptional talents as an original and gifted storyteller who is able to keep his reader’s riveted attention from first page to last. While very highly recommended for community library General Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that “A Perilous Question” is also available in a Kindle edition ($3.99).”


I’ve decided now that I have been through the publishing and marketing wringer a few times (4 to be precise), I would share some thoughts so that others can avoid my mistakes. Every Tuesday, I will write some short tips in the section appropriately called Writing Tips. I hope my fellow writers find them useful while readers will get a glimpse behind the scenes in the life of an indie writer.

I plan on tweeting them out as well so follow me on Twitter @Karver2 for excerpts every Tuesday.

New Reviews for A Perilous Question

“I highly recommend this new book by Barry Finlay, a masterful piece, loaded with poignant information, extremely well drawn characters, with the power to move your heart, and lots and lots of action!” – Linda DeCoff, Author of Bridge of the Gods

“Barry has created a crime drama which never pauses for breath while educating the reader about the realities of life in Tanzania for the Tanzanians…” – Brian, Amazon reader

It’s Finally Here!

After a long wait, A Perilous Question will be released this month. It will be available through all online books stores and by order at retail book stores as of May 15. I’m looking forward to signing the book in Ottawa, Canada at the following locations:

  • May 14 – Author’s Corner, Byward Market from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • May 18 – Barrhaven Legion, 34oo Fallowfield Road, from 7 to 9 pm.
  • June 4 – Prose in the Park, Parkdale Park, from 11 am to 6 pm.

Come out, grab a book and say hello. And stay tuned for more signings to be announced.