Book Of The Day – The Miracle Inspector

by Greg on May 9, 2011

Here is today’s Book Of The Day and if you like Thrillers, you’ll love this one! The Miracle Inspector by Helen Smith has an excellent 4.3 star rating and costs only $2.99. When this book was featured here recently the ENT readers loved it so make sure to check this one out!

“The Miracle Inspector is one of the few novels that everyone should read, it’s a powerful novel that’s masterfully written and subtly complex.” 5 stars
–SciFi and Fantasy Books

The Miracle Inspector
The Miracle Inspector – U.K.
by Helen Smith
Rating: 4.3 Stars
Category: Thriller/Humor
Price: $2.99
Visit Helen Smith’s blog


A dystopian thriller set in the near future. England has been partitioned and London is an oppressive place where poetry has been forced underground, theatres and schools are shut, and women are not allowed to work outside the home. A young couple, Lucas and Angela, try to escape from London – with disastrous consequences.

Helen Smith was the recipient of an Arts Council Award for The Miracle Inspector.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

This is a smart well written book. I loved the dry witty humor of it and the dialogue between characters kept the story moving. The descriptive passages the author used filled my mind with images of a bleak future in London. Lucas and Angela on the same journey with much different paths to get there. I had no expectations going into this book, I thoroughly enjoyed it though. Highly recommended! If you are looking for something out of the norm and well written this is for you.


Subtly terrifying, this is the author’s most important book to date. The novel is at least partially influenced by Helen Smith’s work as a mentor to exiled writers at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. An antidote to complacency; if you feel at all contented with the world as it is, you must read this.


Besides the gloomy aspect of it, I found this novel to be witty, funny at times, and with an interesting storyline. The love between Angela & Lucas is believable and heartbreaking. You want these two to get back together, you’re waiting for the amazing reunion the entire novel, and then…well, you’ll have to read to find out, lol.

If you’re looking for something different, something unique and dark – reminiscent of The Road even – then check out The Miracle Inspector. It’s worth it.

Get The Miracle Inspector here: The Miracle Inspector

About The Author

Helen Smith is a member of the Society of Authors and the Writers Guild of Great Britain. She traveled the world when her daughter was small, doing all sorts of strange jobs to support them both – from cleaning motels to working as a magician’s assistant – before returning to live in London where she wrote her first novel, which was published by Gollancz (an imprint of the Hachette Group). She writes novels, children’s books, poetry, plays and screenplays and was the recipient of an Arts Council of England Award. She’s a long-term supporter of the Medical Foundation for the Victims of Torture and mentors members of an exiled writers group to help them tell their stories.

She is currently under commission to write a play in 2011 and has a pilot for a TV series in development. She’s also working on a new novel. She likes knitting but she doesn’t like driving. She likes dancing. She has a blog: Come and say hello!

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Helen Smith and ENT appreciate it.

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1 barbara silkstone May 9, 2011 at 11:08 am

Reading anything by Helen Smith is a delight. It’s like taking a trip through England with a slightly wacky but lovely friend. I’m a big fan.

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