#BlogTour | #BookReview | A PRISON IN THE SUN: A FUERTEVENTURA MYSTERY (CANARY ISLANDS MYSTERIES #3) by Isobel Blackthorn @IBlackthorn ( @damppebbles #APrisonintheSun @NextChapterPB #NextChapterPub #damppebblesblogtours

Hello and welcome to our stop on the A Prison In The Sun blog tour!

Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and Isobel Blackthorn for providing a copy of the book to [K]

The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.

Blurb:

After millennial ghostwriter Trevor Moore rents an old farmhouse in Fuerteventura, he moves in to find his muse.

Instead, he discovers a rucksack filled with cash. Who does it belong to – and should he hand it in… or keep it?

Struggling to make up his mind, Trevor unravels the harrowing true story of a little-known concentration camp that incarcerated gay men in the 1950s and 60s.

Publishing Information:

Published in paperback, audio and digital formats by Next Chapter Publishing on 19th November 2019

Review:

When we first meet Trevor he is abit fed up, with a failed marriage and wanting to be a writer but ends up with a job ghostwriting. So with some encouragement propels him to rent an old farmhouse in Fuerteventura to try and find some inspiration to write his own book.

Struggling to find a topic he starts to investigate the history of a prison which was run more like a concentration camp that held gay men in the time of General Franco’s rule…

This book was not something I would generally pick up, but when I was offered a spot on a blog tour I thought I take the opportunity to read something different.

I found this to be a very interesting story within a story, and never realised what history was on the island of Fuerteventura .

I liked Trev’s character even though at times I just wished I could reach into the book and give him a shake to get his act together. And I enjoyed the mystery, suspense and increased tension as the story went on, speed reading wanting to know what happened next and what decisions Trev will make. But when I got to the ending it gave me goosebumps, a proper ‘oooooh’ moment.

I do wonder if we will ever hear from Trevor Moore again?

[K]

Author Bio:

Award-winning author, Isobel Blackthorn, is a prolific novelist of unique and engaging fiction. She writes across a range of genres, including gripping mysteries and dark psychological thrillers. Isobel was shortlisted for the Ada Cambridge Prose Prize 2019.

Isobel holds a PhD in Western Esotericism from the University of Western Sydney for her ground-breaking study of the texts of Theosophist Alice A. Bailey. Her engagement with Alice Bailey’s life and works has culminated in the biographical novel The Unlikely Occultist and the full biography Alice A. Bailey: Life and Legacy.

Isobel carries a lifelong passion for the Canary Islands, Spain, her former home. Four of her novels are set on the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. These standalone novels are setting rich and fall into the broad genre of travel fiction.

Isobel has led a rich and interesting life and her stories are as diverse as her experiences, the highs and lows, and the dramas. A life-long campaigner for social justice, Isobel has written, protested and leant her weight to a range of issues including asylum seekers and family violence. A Londoner originally, Isobel currently lives in Queensland, Australia.

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You can buy A Prison In The Sun from the following booksellers (and obviously many more! Support your local booksellers where you can!)

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | Amazon (AU)

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