Beta Readers Wanted

I am looking for beta-readers to give me feedback on my crime thriller, SKIN DEEP.

Pointing out errors, plot holes, inconsistencies, or unclear passages will be a great help to me before  querying starts. Feedback on the following questions will also be invaluable.  

  1. Do you like the story?
  2. Can you see the action clearly while reading?
  3. Can you see the characters clearly while reading?
  4. Does the dialogue sound natural and realistic?
  5. Does the character development feel natural?
  6. Who is your favourite character and why?
  7. Who is your least favourite character and why?
  8. What’s your favourite part and why?
  9. What’s your least favourite part and why?

As a BIG thank you for your input to the book’s success, I will credit you as an early reader in Skin Deep’s author’s acknowledgements. I’ll also send you a free signed copy and a Manchester ‘goody-bag’ when it is published.

My deadline for feedback via email or a zoom chat is the end of June 2023.   

If you would like to beta read Skin Deep contact me directly at

Tell me a little about yourself, where you are from and the type of crime fiction and authors you like.

Skin Deep, set primarily in Manchester, is about heroism, identity theft and post modern truth, asking if the latter doesn’t really exist anymore, who do we trust to watch out for us? In a world where myths and lies are easier to swallow than the truth, we follow two suicidal protagonists, a failing actor and a traumatised Ukrainian refugee. They agree to postpone death to honey-trap married men only to find themselves mired in a moral cesspit of institutionalised establishment corruption. Can they walk away with their humanity intact?