Lifting the Lid


Fiction - Thriller - General
319 Pages
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Author Biography

I’m currently living in Greece with my partner, Penny, working on a sequel to Lifting the Lid and a couple of screenplays. I’ve also been producing a series of short, humorous podcasts (with background barking sounds provided by our five rescue dogs).

I am also a playwright, and four of my plays were professionally produced and toured throughout the UK.

When I’m not writing, I’m a reluctant olive farmer, producing organic olive oil and dreading the olive harvest more and more each year.

I hope you enjoy Lifting the Lid if you decide to take the plunge.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jennifer Reinoehl for Readers' Favorite

Lifting the Lid is a superb adventure-comedy by Rob Johnson. Some people can spend their entire dull lives living inside the box. Unfortunately, Trevor isn’t smart enough to do that. When faced with another poor job review, he decides to take the company up on their offer to let him go with severance pay before they can fire him. So what does an idiot with a rather nice bundle of cash and no job do? Buy a broken-down camper and head into the wilds of Scotland for a little adventure with plenty of midge spray and an incorrigible dog named Milly.

Unfortunately, his tame adventure goes wrong at the drop of a toilet lid and spirals out of control from that point forward. His life becomes so crazy that even his own mother wants to put him behind bars. After developing a love-hate relationship with a private investigator working for questionable employers, and being chased around Britain by bad guys, good guys, and guys no one knows about, will Trevor finally be able to escape prison time for all the crimes he has not committed?

Rob Johnson’s Lifting the Lid will grab you and pull you along for a fun and wild ride. Although written for British readers, anyone will find this book entertaining. The story was fast-paced, and the light-hearted style keeps you smiling. The characters are lively and intriguing. They leave you wanting to read more about them and their zany lives. Whenever they think they have it figured out, something new jumps into the road for them to deal with. I can't wait for the sequel!