I recently read A Customary Dilemma by Michael Allwood. Although the plot was interesting I have to say it was one of the worst books I have ever read, and I am an avid, long time reader of all genres. The writing is so bad, structurally and grammatically, it seems like this book hasn't even been edited at all. There are also many missed opportunities to expand on the concepts in the story, as well as bring emotion into it and draw the reader in. Some of the speech is so unrealistic. I mean who says to their wife "Tomorrow night darling we should again have a celebration dinner but on this occasion, you can buy another dress and also ensure you book yourself into your hairdresser!!" and all in one sentence???? Major editing needed for the next two books in the trilogy please!!!