My Temporary Life

Book 1: My Temporary Life Trilogy

About the Book

Shipped between two countries, forgotten by his parents, a boy grows up to be the hero that no one expected him to be.

Malcolm Wilson learns that everything is always temporary. Growing up, he’s raised by a promiscuous mother who can’t stay out of trouble, his best friend is a thirteen-year-old alcoholic, and the masters at his tough Scottish school are always raising their canes in his direction.

When he becomes an adult, he escapes, and chooses the safe route, watching the world from a distance. Everything changes the day he meets the beautiful, alluring, green-eyed Heather, and when he learns of Heather’s own abusive childhood and the horrific secret she’s been carrying, Malcolm decides to help her. And, this time he’s not backing down, whatever the cost.

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Audiobook Cover: My Temporary Life by Martin Crosbie


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Narrator: Fraser McFarlane
Format: Unabriged
Runtime: 8h 20m


A mesmerizing story, a sensitive coming-of-age novel – “There were moments of magic, scenes filled with foreboding, passages that were poetic and ruminative, others that were breathtaking. The masterful handling of Malcolm’s mother, was brilliant. There were many scenes, especially toward the end, that were fast-paced and made the book impossible to put down.”

– Susan Russo Anderson

Amazing Story – “I have to say I have not read a book that took me on such an emotional ride in many years. I just finished it and I’m still reeling. I am typically a romance/fantasy reader but this is definitely going on my favorite books list. Martin Crosbie will be on my watch list of authors in the future. This was an incredible story to read.”

– Patricia Paonessa

Wonderful Surprise! “Mr. Crosbie’s first novel is a wonder! Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I just HAD to find out what happened next. His characters are so believable and I felt a real connection to his hero’s kind heart and the difficulties he faced while growing up and throughout his life. I completed the novel in just a day and was sad to have it end.”

– Flavia Joy

“My new favorite author! – I wanted to hug Malcolm (the main character), I cared about his life and story of love, suspense and self discovery and I didn’t want it to end. The author, is a wonderful story teller he takes his characters on many journeys through out the story but most importantly he takes his readers as well, in a sweet, enduring and subtle way.”


“If you don’t reach up and click ‘add to cart’ you’ll be missing a great read! I found the composition extraordinarily accessible, and the character immediately sympathetic. He has a knack of revealing his inner thoughts and conflicts in a manner that is illuminating without being self-serving. I felt I learned something important about myself, a great combination of story and significance. Just read it and see.”

– K Adcock

The Details

Published: December 19, 2011
Publisher: Martin Crosbie
Formats: EbookPaperbackAudiobook
ISBN-10: 1469965623ISBN-13: 978-1469965628ASIN: B006O2P13O
Genres & Tropes
Literary Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Romantic Suspense, Drama, Fiction