My Name Is Hardly

Book 2: My Temporary Life Trilogy

About the Book

A beautiful girl goes missing and may not want to be found.

A soldier is given his last and most important mission.

A vow is made to a dying friend.

In 1996, Northern Ireland is a dangerous place to live. The government calls it a state of unrest, the people living there call it the time of The Troubles. Gerald Hardly McDougall is a forgotten man. He’s abused, bullied, and left behind. The only escape left is to join the British Army.

At first, he’s a reluctant soldier. Then, everything changes when tensions in Northern Ireland escalate and the Army need a man with a particular set of characteristics. Hardly’s assignment takes him into the heart of The Troubles where he lives in the same houses as the IRA soldiers he’s fighting against.

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“5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant! – The writing is once again pitch perfect and the characterisation is superb, so good the characters practically leap off the pages. Hardly’s story is dark and complex, but at all times truly human and believable. I highly recommend this page-turner, an excellent sequel, can’t wait for the third book!”

– Amazon review

“Another excellent read by Martin Crosbie. His use of words is incredible. He is an excellent wordsmith with believable and likable characters. He is an author that will be remembered for excelling at his craft.”

– Amazon review

“Excellent! This book made me laugh and cry. More wonderful than anything else I read this year. I think I will read again.”

– The Lone Shopper-Amazon review

The Details

Published: December 10, 2012
Publisher: Martin Crosbie
Formats: EbookPaperback
ISBN-10: 1481098861ISBN-13: 978-1481098861ASIN: B00AMA9HIE
Genres & Tropes
Literary Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Drama, Fiction