Category: superstition

The Lighthouse Witches by CJ Cooke

Upon the cliffs of a remote Scottish island, Lòn Haven, stands a lighthouse.A lighthouse that has weathered more than storms. Mysterious and terrible events have happened on this island. It started with a witch hunt. Now, centuries later, islanders are vanishing without explanation. Coincidence? Or curse? #TheLighthouseWitches #blogtour @CJessCooke @annecater @RandomTTours #RandomThingsTours Liv Stay flees to the island with her three daughters, in search of … Read More The Lighthouse Witches by CJ Cooke

The Whistling by Rebecca Netley

Alone in the world, Elspeth Swansome has taken the position of nanny to a family on the remote Scottish island of Skelthsea.Her charge, Mary, is a troubled child. Distracted and secretive, she hasn’t uttered a word since the sudden death of her twin, William – just days after their former nanny disappeared. With Mary defiantly silent, Elspeth turns to the islanders. But no one … Read More The Whistling by Rebecca Netley

Love in a Time of Hate by Matthew Langdon Cost

“A Voodoo ritual?” Emmett stared dumbly at her. A young man from Maine fights for social equality in New Orleans after the Civil War while pursuing a murderer of prostitutes, becoming enmeshed in voodoo, and falling in love. “Education is the tool that makes us all equal, whether we are Black, white, Indian, woman, or man,” Manon said. #LoveInATimeOfHate @MattCost8 @annecater @RandomTTours #RandomThingsTours Much like Louisiana’s … Read More Love in a Time of Hate by Matthew Langdon Cost

The Beloved Girls by Harriet Evans

‘It’s a funny old house. They have this ceremony every summer . . . There’s an old chapel, in the grounds of the house. Half-derelict. The Hunters keep bees in there. Every year, on the same day, the family processes to the chapel. They open the combs, taste the honey. Take it back to the house. Half for them -‘ my father winced, as … Read More The Beloved Girls by Harriet Evans

The Beach House by Beverley Jones

The perfect place to hide. Or so she thought . . . When Grace Jensen returns to her home in Lookout Beach one day, she finds a body in a pool of blood and a menacing gift left for her. #TheBeachHouse @bevjoneswriting @TheCrimeVault @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours The community of Lookout Beach is shocked by such a brutal intrusion in their close-knit neighbourhood – particularly to a … Read More The Beach House by Beverley Jones

She Never Told Me About The Ocean by Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

Told by four women whose stories nest together, She Never Told Me About the Ocean is an epic about a rite of passage that all humans undergo and none remember: birth. Eighteen-year-old Sage has been mothering her mother for as long as she can remember, and as she arrives on the shores of adulthood, she learns a secret: before she was born, she had … Read More She Never Told Me About The Ocean by Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

2020 – A Year in Books

Here is a round-up of my favourite books of 2020. Being furloughed during the first lock-down, I got used to reading far more books than in previous years and it also saw the beginning of my new ‘career’ taking part in blog tours. The following are not just from those blog tours, but also NetGalley and Pigeonhole reads. I hope 2021 has as many … Read More 2020 – A Year in Books

The Stranger Times by by CK McDonnell

There are Dark Forces at work in our world (and in Manchester in particular) and so thank God The Stranger Times is on hand to report them. A weekly newspaper dedicated to the weird and the wonderful (but more often the weird) of modern life, it is the go-to publication for the unexplained and inexplicable . . . At least that’s their pitch. The reality is … Read More The Stranger Times by by CK McDonnell

The Burning Girls by C J Tudor

An unconventional vicar moves to a remote corner of the English countryside, only to discover a community haunted by death and disappearances both past and present–and intent on keeping its dark secrets–in this explosive, unsettling thriller from acclaimed author C. J. Tudor. Welcome to Chapel Croft. Five hundred years ago, eight protestant martyrs were burned at the stake here. Thirty years ago, two teenage … Read More The Burning Girls by C J Tudor

The Stairwell by Dean Bryant

Frightful visions. An unknown manipulator. A force from beyond reason. Brandon Chapman arrives home to a horrific scene. His wife, Stephanie, is exhibiting behaviour that he can only describe as that of someone possessed – yet he doesn’t even believe in the supernatural. He soon realises that it was nothing other than a frightful, haunting vision. @DeanBryantBooks #TheStairwell @Darkstrokedark @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours Facebook @damppebblesblogtours  After discovering a … Read More The Stairwell by Dean Bryant

Pine by Francine Toon

They are driving home from the search party when they see her. The trees are coarse and tall in the winter light, standing like men. Lauren and her father Niall live alone in the Highlands, in a small village surrounded by pine forest. When a woman stumbles out onto the road one Halloween night, Niall drives her back to their house in his pickup. … Read More Pine by Francine Toon

Betrayal by Lilja Sigurðardóttir

Burned out and traumatised by her horrifying experiences around the world, aid worker Úrsula has returned to Iceland. Unable to settle, she accepts a high-profile government role in which she hopes to make a difference again. #betrayal @lilja1972 @OrendaBooks #RandomThingsTours @annecater @RandomTTours #IcelandNoir But on her first day in the post, Úrsula promises to help a mother seeking justice for her daughter, who had been raped … Read More Betrayal by Lilja Sigurðardóttir