Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Review: Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer

Blurb from Goodreads:
This mystery thriller reunites Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama for a political mashup full of suspense, intrigue, and laugh out loud bromance.

Vice President Joe Biden is fresh out of the Obama White House and feeling adrift when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident, leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues. To unravel the mystery, “Amtrak Joe” re-teams with the only man he’s ever fully trusted—the 44th president of the United States. Together they’ll plumb the darkest corners of Delaware, traveling from cheap motels to biker bars and beyond, as they uncover the sinister forces advancing America’s opioid epidemic.

Part noir thriller and part bromance novel, Hope Never Dies is essentially the first published work of Obama/Biden fanfiction—and a cathartic read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs. 
My Review:
This is a charming read - definitely silly but the kind of silly we need right now.  I loved the portrayal and narration of Joe Biden - it felt so true and just a bit exaggerated.  This is certainly a unique premise for a book but not unwelcome.  It's definitely a fast summer read, perfect for a lazy afternoon at the beach. My favorite of this book may be the title, which is both true in life and an important part of the book.  

Hope Never Dies comes out next week on July 10, 2018, and you can purchase HERE.  
We stood there in the doorway, Barack and me, staring into each other's eyes like a couple of gunslingers ready to face off at high noon. Except it was past five o'clock, I was in my boxers, and neither of us a had a six-shooter. 
"Aren't you going to invite me in?"

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