The Introvert Confounds Innocence – Michael Paul Michaud / #Review #BlogTour @BOTBSPublicity @MichaelPMichaud



THE INTROVERT CONFOUNDS INNOCENCE continues the story of the eponymous anti-hero introduced in THE INTROVERT.

With his life disrupted by an unscrupulous work colleague and a bully at his son Toby’s school, things go from bad to worse when his neighbor’s abusive boyfriend goes missing, plunging the introvert into the center of a murder investigation.

Increasingly hounded by a meddlesome detective, and with his thoughts continually urging him to make people “red and open” and to “achieve it” with his girlfriend Donna, what follows is a sometimes brutal, oftentimes hilarious, and absurdist account of the life of one very anti-social and unexpected anti-hero.



My review

Part two in this brilliant series. 

Those who read my review about the first book, might remember that I had a soft spot for main character. This has not changed one bit. He still continues to make me smile and it’s great to see how he thinks about things in general but also before he answers a question. It makes me realise people often just say what pops in their head and regret some of the things later.

He is called a weirdo and it’s true that he is different. It might seem that he plays dumb, but in fact he is real clever.

The author shows us that sometimes you try to hide one thing and because of that you suddenly are accused of something else. Is it best to explain, but with big consequences or do you admit the lesser of two evils and try to figure it all out?

This is a series that should never end. I could keep on reading these books forever and ever. 5 stars.

Thank you, Michael Paul Michaud and Book On The Bright Side Publicity & Promo


About the author

I am an American-Canadian citizen, a criminal prosecutor, and author of BILLY TABBS (& THE GLORIOUS DARROW) (bitingduckpress) and THE INTROVERT series (Black Opal Books). I have a B.A. in English from McMaster University, an Honors B.A. in Political Science (summa cum laude) from McMaster University, a J.D. from The University of Western Ontario (with an international exchange completed at Washington & Lee). I have won awards for both my community service and my work as a criminal prosecutor. I am a member of Crime Writers of Canada and International Thriller Writers. I also strive to maintain a strong social media author presence, including at, and have made regular appearances on SiriusXM’s Canada Talks. I am an unabashed and unapologetic zealot of Twin Peaks. Literary influences are primarily Orwell, Dickens, Vonnegut, Dostoevsky.
I was inspired to write The Introvert after reading Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky) and The Stranger (Camus). It has been likened to Dexter and American Psycho meeting Office Space and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. I also consider it the most unorthodox of animals rights books. Every dog lover should read them.


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