Ready for an adventure that’s out of this world?

Hutch has it all planned. College is out – backpacks ready for a summer train trip around the famous sights of Europe.

Sure, it means matching party animal, Sully, drink for drink, and dealing with conspiracy nut, Jed, who’s along for the ride. But it’s nothing that Hutch can’t handle – until they meet a mysterious stranger on the way to Berlin.

Faced with an extraordinary truth, they are drawn into a life-changing adventure – one that will have repercussions down the years.

Off the rails and on the run, they’re pursued from city to city by shadowy forces. In the end, there’s only one place left for them to go. And one chance to escape.

But as ancient secrets are uncovered, the next journey might just be a trip too far.

The Wrong Stop is ‘Starman’ meets ‘Paul’ in an irreverent, fast-paced SciFi caper that will keep you guessing until the end.

'Incredibly engaging banter with fun characters, and personality spilling off the page. It was the alien buddy road trip I didn't know I needed!' - Raquel Brown, RevPit Editor

334 pages, Kindle Edition

Published June 12, 2024



Three university students, Hutch, Sully and Jed embark on trip across Europe by Train. What can go wrong? Especially when you throw three different personalities in the confined space of a train carriage. Firstly, there’s Hutch, a lover of order and spreadsheets! Then there’s Sully, a lover of Chaos and anything that has alcohol in it. And finally, there’s Jed! A lover of pockets and conspiracy theories.

When the group bump into a bloke on the train who has a penchant for chips, they find out he’s got off at the wrong stop, and much to Hutch’s reservations, Sullly takes the stranger under his wing. However, nobody was expecting what they found and ultimately how much trouble it would get them into.

The story is told from three different perspectives, firstly there’s the group of lads (and I mean that in the most laddish sense), then the other two points of view come from the Bureau of External Visitor Incursions (or Bevi for short). Firstly, there’s the bureau itself who send emails to each other, and then there’s the operatives who we see the replies to the texts they send.

The book is very reminiscent of the great British comedies that I grew up with, and whilst there is that modern British banter humour that you see with the likes of Pegg and Frost, or in Red Dwarf, the book also put me in mind of other great British comedies like That Riviera Touch. It’s that same kind of aesthetic, a group of bumbling idiots get thrown in at the deep end and bumble their way through the situation.

The Wrong Stop is very fast paced, and I have to admit, this was one of those books that I started, and before I knew it I had finished. I chuckled my way through, right to the end, especially with the different mediums, emails, texts and quick-witted banter. The book was such an easy read that much like the trains that the story is based on, the pages flew by as quickly as the miles across the continent.

It was an absolute joy to read.





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