Publication Date: Out now!!!
Formats: Paperback & Ebook
Price: Pb £10.99/ Ebook £3.99 ( all proceeds of royalties from this book will be donated to NHS Together Charities)
Publisher: SpellBound Books
I would like to say a huge thank you to the lovely Zoé of ZooloosBookTours for inviting me on this incredible and thrilling collection of devious and murderous stories. I would also like to say thank you to SpellBound Books for allowing me access to a digital copy to read and review, I am extremely grateful, and because I loved it so much I will try and buy myself a paperback copy, so that I can donate and support our wonderful NHS and also because books!!!!. Intrigued? let’s head to the blurb and find out a bit more.
So what do writer’s do during Lockdown? They create murder, mystery, death & destruction of course!
The C Word is a collection of short stories collated during the COVID-19 pandemic to raise money for NHS Charities Together. A plethora of wonderful stories created by a wide variety of writers, each with their own unique style. Some you will know already and some we’ve yet to introduce you to. However, we’re sure you’ll want to hear from each & every one of them as we leave 2020 behind us.
With contributions from Steve Mosby, Sophie Hannah, Elly Griffiths, Sarah Hilary, Rob Scragg, Trevor Wood and many more.
Wow, this wonderful collection of truly murderous, devious short stories hooked me completely and did not let me go till the last (digital) page fell (or turned? not sure lol but am sure you know what I mean). These little gems gripped me and just lured me in…. and I loved it.
I am not sure how I can even pin point which story I loved more, they are all as fantastic, thrilling and gripping as the next one. The theme is of course COVID (The C word) some are more subtle and others are obvious and yet they all centre around death, murder and mystery because what is more thrilling than a lockdown mystery during a pandemic. There’s not just stories written by recognised and lauded authors, but ones that I am eager and desperate to read more of. I am ecstatic about all these brilliant tales of the dark side of humanity. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves, chills, thrills and just excellent story writing. How you can make every day items, that we take for granted such as a trolley and turn it into something truly terrifying in the style of a Stephen King story is just magic (of the devious kind ofc) to some horrific and yet understandable wish to turn back time to get your loved one back even if it means back from the dead….
All these stories are just exquisitely written, some are more humorous others are terrifying but also, as above full of sadness and grief which makes you sympathetic to their wishes or desires. This is such a brilliant collection that everyone who loves crime/thrillers and horror should pick this treasure up today or ASAP!!! and you will also be helping out a wonderful charity and supporting the NHS who have been the hero’s throughout all of last year and this year and really every single day, and to be able to buy a book and give money for a cause… well who can’t resist that?.
Ratings: 5 🌟 with a large ☕️ and a large 🍰…. with maybe a 🍪 or two…. Or three. This is one to savour and enjoy, preferably tucked up on a sofa or comfy chair by a fire with a cat/dog on the rug by your feet or on your lap. 😉
I would usually do an authors blurb bit, but as this redundant due to the plethora of talent within this gorgeous collection, I would like to urge you to check out SpellBound Books, who are an independent publisher who have only just started out and this collection is just one of their recent additions to their growing gathering of digital books. So please do go out of your way and buy this brilliant book, in whichever format you prefer because one you will be hooked and two you will be helping a fantastic charity. You can find this on Amazon. I will leave you now to say Happy Reading and see you all soon!!!