Psychological Literary Fiction Reviews From BookViral

"A powerful balance of sentimentality, darkness and light..."

New Psychological Fiction

Recommend  for the coveted BookViral Crimson Quill. To make your recommendation simply click on the award badge below..…. 

  • ASIN: ‎ B0B7NSS85P
  • Publisher: ‎ BooxAi (25 July 2022)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 313 pages
  • Genre: Psychological Literary Fiction

The BookViral Review:

Happenstance, serendipity and luck dominate as the lives of characters crash against one another like pinballs in Tom Evans’ All Is Not Well. A novel that perfectly captures the unscripted events and coincidences of real life, where you can do your utmost best, and it’s never quite good enough. 


An enthralling read and suspenseful we quickly come to grips with who the characters are and what their lives are like as Evans writes with such directness and a fine ear for everyday dialogue that his characters seem real and plausible in just a few brief words. 


Avoiding the curse of cliché his characters are uniformly strong with their identities pivoting on their successes and failures which in turn justifies an intriguing array of coincidences, events and surprises. And on this level, Evans has an uncanny ability to draw us in and to make us genuinely care about his characters, or at least what it is they have done.


Novels like All Is Not Well that evolve through interlocking stories and disparate timelines often lose their way or lead to saccharin endings, where the characters are better because of what has happened to them. But through the point of view of Jim Weatherly – and in later chapters Gracie – Evans explores the accidental nature of life and the way in which whole decades of our lives can be shaped by events we may not understand or have control over.


A powerful balance of sentimentality, harshness, darkness and light, All Is Not Well proves a superb read for discerning readers of psychological literary fiction and it is highly recommended!

Recommended Book Reviews
In The BookViral Spotlight

Family Life Drama Fiction

Family Life Drama Fiction

Readers looking for a novel that tackles the complicated subject of adoption from a legal and ethical perspective without losing sight of the human element, When Forever Breaks is definitely the novel to read!

Read More »
Native American Action Adventure Reviews

Native American Action Adventure Reviews

Readers already drawn to Davis’ Medford Haley series will know it’s the strengths and foibles of human beings that Davis excels in writing about and ‘Shaper’ Medford Haley is one of the most vividly etched characters you will come across in fiction.

Read More »

Author Publishing Tips & Recommended Book Reviews

How the Pandemic Has Influenced Reading & Literary Trends1
Author Blogs
Editorial Team

How the Pandemic Has Influenced Reading & Literary Trends

The Covid-19 pandemic has influenced our consumption of media in a variety of ways. From every new Netflix original being crowned its ‘best ever’, to cinema releases being consistently pushed back, stay at home orders have resulted in us engaging with media differently.

Read More »

Book Reviews That Readers Trust.

From humble beginnings in 2002 as a book review club BookViral has grown to become the first choice in book reviews for authors around the world and one of the biggest book review sites on the web. BookViral reaches millions of potential readers through best practice SEO and a trusted social media presence ensuring readers get unbiased, critical recommendations they can trust. 

BookViral also offers a full suite of author services, including, book editing services for unpublished and self-published authors, website design and bespoke SEO that help authors get discovered by more potential readers as well as industry influencers, such as publishers, agents and film executives. 

© Copyright 2019 BookViral Reviews. All Rights Reserved.