Noting Hill Carnival is the setting for a new book about an historic crime that comes back to haunt the culprit.
Trespassers tells of a disabled, agoraphobic architect-turned public speaker facing ruin when a crime he committed as a teenager resurfaces.
The debut novel by Saul Delino, available for Kindle on Amazon.com, is a first of its kind work of urban literary fiction, rooted in the crime genre, that harks back to the author’s childhood roots.
‘I wanted to tell a modern tale showing cultural, racial and social worlds colliding in an inner city area,’ said Saul.
‘Setting the book in Ladbroke Grove, in the borough where I was born and went to school, seemed perfect, and growing up in a West Indian household, Notting Hill Carnival was a always a really big deal.’
Trespassers is the result of eighteen years hard work by the writer who began with just a pen, a pad and a vision.
The novel has already earned rave reviews online.
‘Delino definitely has a gift for surprising his readers. If you like stories with surprising twists, then read this book,’ Jessyca Garcia said on Readers Favourite.
‘This is one of the most intriguing and well told tales I’ve read in a long time…The plot has curves and twists that will keep you engaged while you’re reading, and panting for more when you are finished,’ Peyton wrote after buying the book on Amazon.
Saul, a graduate of DeMontfort University, Leicester, and South Bank University, London, said he is ‘very proud of the book’.
‘The process has been both joyful and difficult, but one of the biggest pay offs is that whenever I walk around the area, I can really see these characters, large as life, going about their business. I’d like to think that it’s the same for other authors too,’ he added.