Blog Tour: The death & Life of Penny Pitstop By Leopold Borstinski @damppebbles

The Death and Life of Penny Pitstop

Author: Leopold Borstinski

Publication Date: October 20th 2019

Publisher: Sobriety Press

Genre: Thriller

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Making a killing in the City can be murder at home.

After sharp-witted trader Ray is told by his sexy corporate lawyer wife Penny to stop insider trading, he knows that something must change. When he discovers she’s been having an affair on her business trips, the tables are turned and he has to choose between keeping the millions he’s fraudulently made or keeping the woman he loves. How will he decide?

The Death and Life of Penny Pitstop is a stand-alone steamy modern thriller set in London’s world of high finance. This hot crime drama is based on the scintillating experience of Leopold Borstinski’s life working in the City.

Grab your copy NOW. It’s a steal.

Thanks to Emma at Damppebbles and the author for my spot on the blog tour and a copy of the book.  All thoughts are my own. 

Warning: this book contains very explicit scenes of a sexual nature.  This didn’t bother me at all, I am known to read some erotica.  It has to be tasteful and fit in appropriately within the story, not just thrown in in order to sell books.  The sexual content although plentiful suited the road that the story travelled down.  It told a story about how Penny’s life played out, how she chose to live it and the decisions and actions that led to various points in her life.  It was eye popping and graphic but relevant to the story. 

This book was a whole heap of fun and was extremely different from the usual genre of thrillers that I go for.  I haven’t read anything from this author before and I was pleasantly surprised at not only how much I enjoyed the overall story but also how much I enjoyed the authors writing style.  If you want a novel that is going to pack a punch, it’s a brash tale of love, deceit and a selfish love of money.  It’s like a loud relative, in your face but with a pretty interesting tale to tell.  It started at the end of the story – Penny Pitstop is dead and then works backwards to give clues to as what could have happened to her.  Penny in my opinion was one of these characters that wasn’t genuine and very relatable.  She wasn’t happy in her relationship before her “ray of sunshine” but she held on to him until she was absolutely sure that something serious with Ray was going to materialise.  I just found that aspect of her character to be a little disingenuous.  She was also incredibly vain, and, in that regard,  it just isn’t the type of character that I find myself being drawn to. 

Ray was my favourite character.  He worked hard to provide and care for Penny.  He was truly devoted to her but on closer inspection Penny made it incredibly difficult for Ray.  She had a good career as a lawyer but always seemed to be unsettled in her lot.  Penny would quite literally do anything if she thought it would further her in her endeavours to get ahead.  Ray was just a character that was far more relatable.  The authors character development was written intracity and they were very raw and life like.  Its kind of reminded me of a drama series on TV, in fact I would quite like to see it made into one.  I think it would be gripping. 

The death and life of Penny Pitstop depicts a life that we all wish we had, interesting, a bucket load of fun and not held to stringent rules and regulations regarding relationships and life in general.  The time was inconsequential when reading this book and I barely checked my phone in a 3-hour period, it was that good.  The author has a real talent at engaging the reader and I look forward to checking out future works from this author.


Leopold Borstinski is an independent author whose past careers have included financial journalism, business management of financial software companies, consulting and product sales and marketing, as well as teaching.

There is nothing he likes better so he does as much nothing as he possibly can. He has travelled extensively in Europe and the US and has visited Asia on several occasions. Leopold holds a Philosophy degree and tries not to drop it too often.

He lives near London and is married with one wife, one child and no pets.

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