Chilling cover!!!

Publication Date: 19th January

Formats: Paperback & Ebook

Price: Pb £9.99/ Ebook £4.27

Publisher: Orenda Books

I would like to say a huge thank you to Random Things Tours (Anne Cater) for organising such a brilliant book’s tour and for inviting me to take part. I would also like to say a huge thank you to Orenda Books for allowing me to read and review a digital copy of this disturbing and intriguing book. I would also like to say a huge thank you to the master mind which created this tale, Ronnie Turner, the most chilling and shocking book I have read in… well awhile. It’s so much unlike anything I have read I needed time to figure out at the end to wonder what on eartb I had read and more importantly… it blew my mind. So what’s this intriguing and disturbing book about you might ask?…. Let’s head over to the blurb and find out.

Fear blisters through this town like a fever….

When Teddy Colne arrives in the small town of Rye, he believes he will be able to settle down and leave his past behind him. Little does he know that fear blisters through the streets like a fever. The locals tell him to stay away from an establishment known only as Berry & Vincent, that those who rub too closely to it’s proprietor risk a bad end.

Despite their warnings, Teddy is desperate to understand why Rye has come to fear this one man, and to see what really hides behind the doors of his shop.

Ada moved to Rye with her young son to escape a damaged childhood and years of never fitting in, but she’s lonely, and ostracised by the community. Ada is ripe for affection and friendship, and everyone knows it.

As old secrets bleed out into this town, so too will a mystery about a family who vanished fifty years earlier, and a community living on a knife edge.

Teddy looks for answers, thinking he is safe, but some truths are better left undisturbed, and his past will find him here, just as it has always found him before. And before long, it will find Ada too.

I wasn’t sure at first what I would make of this book, I know that doesn’t sound positive but please hold on. I knew it would be a good one, the blurb (as seen above) hooked me and I just had to read the first page. As soon as I did, I was completely hooked, mesmerised and line and sinkered. And by the time I had finished my mind had been blown sky high. This book does not take any prisoners it makes you look at yourself and others and how easily it is to become the very person we don’t want to be and that others can bring that side to the fore.

We follow a man who has a somewhat disturbing past, and though at first we sympathise with his situation, we don’t really glimpse the true story from him so we are left to wonder what brings him to this place, Ryde, and why does the shop lure him too well. We also meet a young mum, Ada and her boy, and we follow each character and how they soon start to meet and how things start to take a more disturbing allure. There’s also the rather menacing and vaguely terrifying figure of the silent and watchful shopkeeper and how the townspeople feel a mixture of fear, disgust and desperation of wanting this presence gone.

With each page that’s turned we see glimpses of a dawning horror and yet it’s almost uncannily impossible to believe. I won’t spoil any of the story, Only to say that this is a must read book for anyone who loves a chilling, horrifying thriller, one that leaves you with goosebumps and chills running up and down your spine. There are issues that is dealt with in this book, such as violent domestic abuse, psychological abuse, murder and I guess a community style bullying. There’s also a question which is asked from the beginning to the end whether trauma and abuse can be passed on to the victim and how long this toll if it’s not dealt with quicker could mean it happening all over again. For me though I loved the whole story, I found some of it to be a bit heavy handed but I still think this is the most brilliantly crafted thriller, with one of the most sinister villains written. If you love Silence of The Lambs, Stephen King novels this is definitely up there with the best of them.

I would highly recommend this superb book to anyone… just make sure you read this in daylight not at night… it might keep you up.

Ratings: 5 🌟s with a large ☕️ and a large 🍰

Author’s Blurb:

Ronnie Turner

Ronnie Turner grew up in Cornwall, the youngest in a large family. At an early age, she discovered a love of literature. She now works as a Senior Waterstones Bookseller and barista. Ronnie lives in the South West with her family and three dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and taking long walks on the coast.

I hope you have enjoyed this incursion into the darkest parts of the human mind, and how warped people can become when exposed to someone who can get into your head (will not say anymore due to spoilers). All I will say is that I will never look at an antiques shop again 😂. This fantastic book isn’t out yet but I urge you to pre order it asap!!! Especially get it from Orenda Books who publish a wonderful collection of some of the most intriguing and thrilling crime novels which I have read, you will also be helping out a lovely independent too. If you’re not sure you can also get hold of a copy from Amazon or if you are waiting for publication date you can get a copy from Waterstones. I will leave you now only to say Happy Reading and see you all soon!!!

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