This post is the fourth in a short series of posts. If you want to check the others out, they’re probably listed in the sidebar.

My second Instagram review was provided by @the_b00kreader (or Siobhan as people know her in the real world).

‘…A suspenseful read that felt dark all the way through,’ was one description that jumped out at me, but there were plenty more, and I did like the **TW** footnote (who doesn’t love a book that needs trigger warnings?).

In all seriousness, I understand the benefits of trigger warnings, but they are a double-edged sword. If they’re too explicit, they can pretty much act as spoilers. Fortunately, Siobhan’s warning is broad brush enough to deflect the wrong kind of reader, without giving any of the game away. Indeed, I am willing to add to to this one: like life, there are elements of Carrion that are brutal.

I keep telling my mum not to read it, but she’s adamant she will. Fortunately, it’s not reached the top of her TBR pile yet, so I’ve still got time to source plenty of sedatives…

Warnings aside, if you’d like to see the full review, click on the eBook image below.




Something To Think About

2020 has been a challenging year. One of the many outcomes of the pandemic has been the impact on small businesses, with many fighting hard to adapt and survive. If you can do it safely, please support small and local businesses. They make a difference. 

Although you might not think of them as such, among those small businesses are authors. If you’re looking to buy something special for Christmas, why not introduce your family and friends to a new author? Check out the authors you’ve discovered in recent times – you never know, they might be willing to provide a signed copy (or even include a personalised message).