I would of course, as every #BlogTour like to thank the team at Bloodhound Books for gifting me an early copy of WINTERSCROFT. I am forever grateful and and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.
To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;
When the beautiful Lavender is killed in a tragic car accident her family and fiancee Matt are left devastated. As the year’s pass and wounds begin to heal Matt, who has remained close to Lavenders family, meets Beth and falls in love again.
When the happy couple announce their engagement it sparks a series of bizarre and disturbing events. Then when Matt and Beth make plans to wed at Lavenders family home, Winterscroft, the frightening truth becomes apparent. Lavender is back. And she is not happy. From the bestselling author of 34 Days comes a tale of love, death and revenge.
So, you want to know what I think?
I wouldn’t normally choose this type of book – but I never like to pass up the chance to read something new…and it paid off! I thoroughly enjoyed WINTERSCROFT. For me, it held that same chilling atmosphere as Peter James’ novel THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL.
I don’t want to spoil the story-line too much as the blurb says nicely what this book is about. What I can’t spoil for you is that shiver you get down your back when you read this book. Things that happen to Matt and the surrounding family that would make anyone think they are going mad.
Matt, Beth and Lavenders family start to sense that something is not right, and they know it has something to do with Lavender. A young woman who was taken far too young, who is now tormenting the family she once held dear. Angry with how things were left and how they are progressing. A anger that needs an outlet….
This is my first Anita Waller story and I’m glad it was this book! She has a great way of creating characters that keep the reader wanting more. I found the story fast paced, which in this case is not a negative as nothing was skimmed or left out.
WINTERSCROFT will forever be one of those books that gives you that tingle down your spine and that all over shiver! I will certainly be on my guard the next time I smell lavender!
About ANITA WALLER;
Anita was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and has lived all her life there. She has three adult children and seven grandchildren ranging in age from 9 months to 21 years. Anita and Dave have been married almost 49 years!
She wrote Beautiful in 1985 and had it accepted for publication. They were the contract stage when the publishing house went into liquidation.
Like many another book it ended up in the loft until two years ago when she resurrected it, retyped all 100,000 words (it was orginally written on an Amstrad 8256 and all she had was a hard copy!) and sent it off to Bloodhound Books.
She is now retired from my life of being a Patchwork Tutor and HGV driver’s wife and concentrates on patchwork for the pleasure of it and writing. She started writing at around the age of 8 – she clearly remembers writing ‘novels’ at that age which were actually short stories split into chapters!
Anita’s genre is murder – but murder with a good reason behind it!
WINTERSCROFT is out now and can be purchased at the following outlets;
Amazon (UK); http://amzn.to/2m6bpRE
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