I would like to thank Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part in this blog tour.
She runs from a terrifying past, to a village with problems of its own
Exhausted, desperately seeking sanctuary, Emma arrives at the pretty English village of Flammark.
But she cannot rest. A strange sleeping sickness stalks the village and a young woman has disappeared.
Why won’t the police investigate?
As events unfold, Emma becomes embattled yet again, compelled to fight for her life against a deadly curse linked to a past about which she had no knowledge.
She is the only one able to vanquish the evil but doing so will entail confronting an horrific and all-too-familiar enemy.
The question is, will she be strong enough?
WOW, I wasn’t sure to expect from this book, but once I started it I couldn’t put it down. I will say it’s not one for the faint hearted as there are some quite gruesome scenes. But I was absolutely hooked.
Emma has to get away, she is in controlling and violent relationship and she knows she has to escape, she leaves everything behind, terrified he will be able to find her.
Driving off one morning she ends up in a place called Flammark, basically she had just picked the place by dropping a pin in a map, using most of her money she pays 6 months rent on a cottage. Forever looking over her shoulder, terrified she is being followed. Terrified he will find her. What will her punishment be this time if he does find her? Jumping at shadows. She meets Gabby who lives in the village and knows everyone and everything, she picks up on Emma’s state and comforts her. The rental cottage is opposite an old church, which fascinates Emma, it turns out the place she has rented is owned by William the vicar of St Jude’s church. With Will’s help she gets a job working as a receptionist for the local Dr. But what is the illness that the people in the community have come down with? As Will’s congregation is getting smaller, and fewer patients are going to the drs surgery afraid of passing whatever they have to others. Then there is the disappearance of a young girl 6 months earlier, Isabel, why didn’t the police look harder to find her. Someone had desecrated the church, and left notes regarding Isabel and her father who had died 2 years earlier. What was that about? Why wasn’t the accident investigated more thoroughly by the previous Detective in charge at the time? Why did he retire shortly after?
I really liked Emma initially she seemed weak, but as the story progressed she became stronger, the characters are all great. As things unfold the reader starts to learn more about the history of Flammark. The way the place is described you can just picture it in your mind, so vividly written. The story pulls you in, with its intrigue as to what is happening the tension gradually building, at times it’s downright creepy. Is Emma there for a reason? But why?
If you want a read that is brilliantly paced, a great plot, with great characters some good, some not so good. A police procedural, mystery with some supernatural, humour, then you will enjoy this book. It literally has it all. As the tension builds you find yourself sitting on the edge of your seat, clutching a pillow wondering how this is possibly going to end. The fight between good and evil. To the dramatic climax at the end.
I highly recommend this book it’s definitely a 5⭐️ read, it’s book one in what I think could be a brilliant series, and I personally can’t wait to see more of these characters. To see where the writer takes them next.
I would like to thank the author for a copy of the book for me to read for this blog tour, all opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR.
I’ve been writing blogs and stories off and on for years, but quite new to writing novels.
My background is in teaching – I ran my own English and Drama departments in three inner city schools – then became the owner of a radical bookshop
Now I write full time.
I love supernatural storytelling, since it allows the inclusion of real human issues within my writing. Let’s face it, who hasn’t been touched by evil in their lives at one time or another? “When Angels
Fear”, my first novel, deals with domestic violence and how Emma – the main character – overcomes her shattered confidence to prevail over the evil which oppresses her.
It’s important to me that my characters are both real and relatable. I’m a total fan of Joss Whedon and Stephen King and love the way they create ensembles of characters that live on in the mind long after they’ve been watched or read.
Humour is important to me to – I hope readers of my fiction will get that.
The last thing I want to offer is a dry read!
I adore my garden, my animals and my husband – probably in that order, lol.
Other obsessions include Scrabble. Total addict. It’s why I sleep so badly. I’m glued to the Scrabble app until the early hours.
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