Hello and welcome to our stop on The Course Of Conviction blog tour!
Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and Cheryl Butler for providing a copy of the book to [K]
The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.
Having responded to Abbie’s absence in his own inimitable style, an unexpected reconciliation sees Joe conflicted by a need to seek revenge and a need to seek gratification, but as he wavers between hope and hatred, an unlikely reunion throws all those involved into further turmoil, deepening wounds and threatening fragile minds. Battling for normalcy, accusations and revelations abound until a devastating discovery proves almost fatal. There are lessons to be learned and theories to challenge, but who is really responsible for the endless stream of fear and betrayal? Dark minds and dirty deeds will only cause destruction when obsession knows no bounds. Explicit – strictly 18+
What happens when you have an obsession?
Following on from book 1 this story I found followed Joe a little more and how he copes with Abbie’s disappearance from his life. His promiscuity knows no bounds and we receive a bigger insight into Joe’s state of mind.
Even though Joe is a fictional character he oozed sexual chemistry off the page, giving little surprise he is inundated with offers from the ladies.
I found this to be a mesmerising sequel with a rich language and compelling storyline.
I will definitely be picking up book 3 as soon as I can to see what happens with Joe and Abbie next!
Having worked in a variety of industries, Cheryl has met many interesting people and, with a profound interest in what makes them tick, she has spent a lifetime of asking ‘What would I do in that situation?’ and ‘What if things happened this way?’, creating a multitude of plots and twists that
she had always dismissed until one storyline nagged her constantly and she decided to alleviate herself of the burden, committing her ideas to virtual paper. Assuming she would run out of steam five chapters or so in, she amazed herself by writing two novels within a year and A Proclivity To
Prurience was born. It was difficult to write, given the themes, but Cheryl felt it was a story that would resonate in the current climate. Writing between a part-time job and raising two young children was a task in itself, but, every spare minute was spent doing so or thinking about doing so
and her characters took on a life of their own.
Cheryl loves character-driven tales with a psychological edge and aims to produce that kind of work herself, and she’s not afraid to tackle issues that some may find difficult… other than horror – she can’t read or write horror as she scares far too easily!
Aside from writing and her family, Cheryl’s greatest passion is music and she can easily lose herself in a favourite album or song, rather like she does within a book she’s writing or reading, and a musician’s ability to move you on any level is pure genius.
Published by Little Bee Publishing in digital and paperback formats on 4th June 2020
Book one in the Obsession Trilogy, A Proclivity to Prurience, will be free from 15th to 19th September: https://amzn.to/3jPn41V
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