I come to you today with the exciting blog tour for Lee Cooper’s debut gritty novel, Granite Grit.
This I have to admit is not my normal kind of read, but the rawness of story is powerful and thought provoking. What would you do if you lost your job and couldn’t provide for your family? If you have a talent you can drawn upon? What would you do? From the first page, you are instantly drawn in by Cooper’s powerful writing.
Young family man Joe is haunted by demons from a childhood blighted by his father, a notorious criminal and brutal street fighter. Joe’s mother left beaten, she killed herself, then his dad abandoned him.
When Joe loses his job and spirals into debt, he turns to what he knows: Boxing. Soon Joe becomes embroiled in the brutal world of unlicensed bare knuckle fighting, relishing his bloody victories…until he realises he’s becoming like the father he despises.
Joe is desperate to confront his father. He sets his sight on the fight of all fights. The only way is to defeat The Reaper, a psychopathic fighter and killer, to gain the notoriety to enter his father’s murky world. But first, Joe must overcome his demons. Will he win the battle and the battle with himself?
Please note this book has very strong language throughout.
More about the book
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28105956-granite-grit
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B018CX3B52
Lee Cooper was born in the seaside town of Banff, Aberdeenshire in 1984, and faced adversity from birth with a severe club foot. Growing up in Turriff. Learning to walk in a plaster, he endured many operations up to the age of 17. Against all odds, he became an electrician, and in his late teens, took up kickboxing at the Satorishido club in Fraserbough. He won two Scottish titles and a Celtic title, competing for 5 years. A few years ago, life hit Lee hard, with his beloved granny and mum suffering from cancer at the same time. His mental health took a battering, like his kickboxing opponents in the boxing-rings. Yet, the determined fighter says he sometimes lacked the killer instinct. He found it with his blistering debut page-turner…
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