A Shadow On The Lens by Sam Hurcom #BlogTour
Books / September 8, 2019

The Postmaster looked over my shoulder. As I turned to look I saw a flicker of movement from across the street. I felt unseen eyes peer at me. He walked away without another word. I watched as he climbed onto his bicycle and sped away down the street. I turned back and looked over my shoulder. Someone had been watching us. 1904. Thomas Bexley, one of the first forensic photographers, is called to the sleepy and remote Welsh village of Dinas Powys, several miles down the coast from the thriving port of Cardiff. A young girl by the name of Betsan Tilny has been found murdered in the woodland – her body bound and horribly burnt. But the crime scene appears to have been staged, and worse still: the locals are reluctant to help. As the strange case unfolds, Thomas senses a growing presence watching him, and try as he may, the villagers seem intent on keeping their secret. Then one night, in the grip of a fever, he develops the photographic plates from the crime scene in a makeshift darkroom in the cellar of his lodgings. There, he finds a face dimly visible in the photographs; a face hovering…

Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab (Cassidy Blake 2)
Books / September 5, 2019

A unique story combining ghostly hauntings, friendship and history  Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake… even more than usual.  She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob) are in Paris, where Cass’s parents are filming their TV show about the world’s most haunted cities.   Sure, it’s fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there’s true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.  When Cass accidently awakens a frighteningly strong spirit, she must rely on her still-growing skills as a ghosthunter – and turn to friends both old and new to help her unravel a mystery.  But time is running out, and the spirit is only growing stronger.  And if Cass fails, the force she’s unleashed could haunt the city forever. My Review Thanks to Mary at Scholastic UK for my ARC of ‘Tunnel of Bones’ by Victoria Schwab, the 2nd book in her Cassidy Blake series, and follow-up to City of Ghosts. For me, this book is a real departure from my usual Crime Fiction reads, but when asked by Scholastic if I would like a review copy , and on reading the blurb, I thought I would give this a try. Primarily this is young…

Three by Emma-Nicole Lewis
Books / August 27, 2019

    Thank you to Emma-Nicole Lewis for my gifted copy of her new chilling Novel ‘ Three’ in exchange for an impartial honest review. 30 years ago,  on New Year’s Eve, Annabelle Montague was murdered in her home, Hillcrest House, by her husband, Sir Edward, Who was then convicted and sentenced to prison in a maximum security unit for the criminally insane. Now in the present day, returned to the scene of the crime by his Doctor, for experimental treatment, Sir Edward’s care whilst staying back at Hillcrest is overseen by Suzi and Jake, two clinical professionals. The story is told by the three temporary inhabitants of Hillcrest house, a tale of murder, love, ghosts, black magic, and more.. The characters are well-defined, particularly the insane, Sir Edward. Though this is my first book by this author it’s very easy to see that she has a deft touch in writing the macabre. A dark, suspenseful, gothic and atmospheric story, the writing is excellent, the frights are described well, whilst the bringing together of the 3 voices telling their story is accomplished with aplomb, as the story ends with an extremely enjoyable yet evil end. Supernatural twists and scares executed brilliantly , ‘Three’ is an intriguing,…