Goodreads: Trouble at Riverside Academy

Author: Liam Moiser

Published: 13th May 2017

Source: Copy from Author

Rating: 1/5 (Didn’t like it)

Official Summary: “It is Rachel’s final term at Riverside Academy and she’s enjoying every second of it. The fun lessons, strolling amongst the flowerbeds, and, best of all, being with Benjamin.
Yes, she thinks, life at Riverside is the best.
Until a man visits her school. A man she’s never met. Or so she thinks. For this man knows her very, very well…
And so starts a wild adventure full of bank robbers and hidden gold. Suddenly nobody is who they seem; and Rachel must decide who, if anybody, to trust. ” – Goodreads

(Disclaimer: I got a free copy from the Author. This does not affect my review in anyway)

Review: This is a 60 page novelette, self-published by the author. Just wasn’t the book for me. I can’t stand stupid main characters, drives me mad. Well turns me into a crazy person, as I start yelling at the book for the character not to do stuff.  The concept was good but I found I just had issues with it. 5 small issues that I have sent off to the author. Missing ” and that kind of thing.

Who says loot? 4 different people describe the 1 million pounds as loot. That doesn’t sit right with me, multiple people say different things. Loot is a term used by pirates or olden day style books. Oh and the 1 million pounds turned into gold bars half way through the book. Letters? Who uses letters to communicate in this day and age. Both of these things could have been explained if the book was based in say the previous century, early on. But no mention of this at all.

(Spoke to the Author, seems letters are still a thing at some private schools. Weirdos.)

The main character was just strange, you got the complete feel of her after 2 pages. Then she just turns into a completely different person, multiple times. I know stress and pressure can change a person. But to change someone that fast and to make them into a completely different person? Just didn’t feel real to me.


Another thing that bugged me. So her mom finds out that her ex-husband, a criminal, is hanging around near her daughter. Her daughter who was never told the truth about her dad. So her mom takes the time to write a detailed letter, which ends with hope your exams go okay. (Something along them lines) Are you kidding me? I don’t know a mother who wouldn’t be in their car racing towards the school with that kind of information.

You just got the 1 million bars of gold from where you’ve hidden it for years. So you of course stay for 2 weeks, sitting around with that gold. Right where you hide it, and not far from where you originally stole it from. Stupid much?

Would I recommend it? No, not really. Unless its your kind of thing.