I'm delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for And No Birds Shall Sing by E.A. Clark and sharing my review today. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
Not all spirits rest in peace…
Following a personal tragedy, a recovering Grace Clements relocates with her husband and daughter to an old cottage in idyllic rural Oxfordshire. As the family integrate into the seemingly benign local community, they learn unsettling facts about the cottage’s dark past. Grace quickly becomes uncomfortably aware of a menacing presence within their new home.
Stumbling upon a neglected cemetery, Grace and her daughter discover the graves of the house’s previous inhabitants, including those of nine babies. Dismayed to find herself pregnant, Grace suspects she has awoken something truly evil in her new residence. She develops a creeping sense of unease as she unravels the disturbing truth about the history of the cottage and the fate of its occupants.
Who is the sinister boy watching Grace and her family? Are there malevolent forces at work? Or is the mentally fragile Grace heading for another breakdown?
A spellbinding paranormal thriller from the best-selling author of Lay Me To Rest. You may want to keep the lights on…
Well I do like to read the occasional scary book, not too scary though! So I wondered if And No Birds Shall Sing would leave me wanting to sleep with the lights on. So what did I think...
The opening easily caught my attention and left me intrigued showing me three time periods which made me very curious as to how it would all play out. It is obvious that something at this cottage is not quite right giving off some bad vibes right from the start. It is quite a tense and eerie read at times and I was sat upright at a few points in the story wondering what would happen next.
If you are looking for a story to get you in the mood for Halloween then this may be the ideal story for you. I also loved finding out about the history of the cottage and the people that lived there which all added to the mysterious element. The pacing of the story is pretty good and I managed to read this book quite quickly. I enjoyed the paranormal edge to this story and felt like I got to know the characters pretty well too. I don’t want to go into too much detail as I would hate to ruin any of the story but be prepared for a shiver to run up your spine!
And No Birds Shall Sing has mystery, tension and sinister events throughout!
With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources and the author for my copy.
Elizabeth Clark was born and raised in the Midlands, where she continues to live with her husband and son, plus an assortment of pets. Much of her formative existence was spent with her head in a book, and from an early age, she grew to relish the sheer escapism afforded by both reading and writing fiction. Putting things on hold for a time to raise her three children, she has resumed her fervent scribbling.
She has a love of antiquity and a penchant for visiting old graveyards, often speculating on the demise of those entombed beneath. Whilst she has written short stories and poetry for many years, a lifelong fascination with all things paranormal culminated in her first novel for adults, ‘Lay Me to Rest’, published in September 2017 by HQ Digital.
‘And No Birds Shall Sing’, to be published by Crooked Cat in October 2018, is her second foray into the realms of the supernatural.
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