BOOK REVIEW: All He Saw Was The Girl  

Posted by Scott Wilson

Title:                     All He Saw Was The Girl
Author:                 Peter Leonard
Publisher:             Faber
RRP:                      $29.99
ISBN:                     9780571255740
Release Date:       January 2011
Pages:                   304


The latest brilliantly plotted novel from Peter Leonard full of Mafia revenge, double-crosses, car chases and shoot outs, with an evocative Roman setting.
Rome: Mcabe and Chip, two American exchange students, are about to become embroiled with a violent street gang, a beautiful Italian girl and a flawed kidnapping plan.
Detroit: Sharon Vanelli's affair with Joey Palermo, a Mafia enforcer, is about to be discovered by her husband Ray, a secret service agent.
Brilliantly plotted and shot with wry humour,
All He Saw Was The Girl takes place as these two narratives converge in the backstreets of Italy's oldest city. A thrilling ride, it once again displays Peter Leonard's genius for exploring the wrong turns that life can take.
Peter Leonard's growing fan base includes greats such as Carl Hiaasen ('great storytelling') and Michael Connelly ('clever plotting and blood and guts characters'), and publications as diverse as
Uncut ('sensational'), the Daily Mirror ('stunning') and the Big Issue ('brilliantly snappy').
About Peter Leonard
Peter Leonard's debut novel, Quiver, was published to international acclaim in 2008, and was followed by Trust Me in 2009.


Peter Leonard’s third novel is just as fast faced and action packed as the first two and what we’ve come to expect by this new author. All He Saw Was The Girl starts out in Rome in a stolen taxi, then cuts over to the story of a mobster in Detroit. From here on in the story flows back and forward between the two cities.

Leonard flicks between the two intertwined story arc with a masterful ease, making the competing story lines equally as interesting. The way Leonard writes is so fluent that I’d finished the book in such a short amount of time and now can’t wait for his next book.

Definitely worth a read if you like the genre.

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