#Blogtour #BookReview: Running in Circles by Claire Gray @ClaireEsnail @SapereBooks #RunningInCircles
Book length - 241 pages
Publisher - Sapere Books
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
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I want to thank Caoimhe from saperebooks.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
You can’t outrun murder…
When Lucy Lewis landed herself a reporting job on an idyllic Thai island, she thought she’d found paradise.
But one day her dream turns into a nightmare…
A bomb goes off outside her hostel and there is more than one fatality.
Although the local paper she works for is mainly a tourist guide, the phone is soon ringing off the hook with people desperate to hear news of their loved ones.
Together with her editor, Steve Boyd, Lucy finds herself drawn into the investigation.
And things become more complicated when the dead body of someone connected to the paper washes up on the shore.
Was the bomb planted by terrorists? Are the two incidents connected?
Lucy finds herself running in circles as she desperately searches for the key to the mystery…
The beginning of a new series, RUNNING IN CIRCLES by Claire Gray is a well-paced story of murder and deception and I'm looking forward to the next instalment already.
Lucy Lewis cannot believe her luck in landing a job as a reporter on a stunning Thai island. But when there is a bombing and later a dead body is discovered, Lucy is suddenly thrown into a more dangerous and sinister version of the sunny tropical paradise that most people see. Along with her editor, Steve, they find themselves on the hunt for the truth but nothing is ever quite what it seems ...
With plenty of intrigue, suspense, and action along the way, RUNNING IN CIRCLES by Claire Gray is a gripping read that introduces readers to these characters in such a way that you are left wanting more. A little slow to start, it wasn't long before I felt like I was a part of the story and was just as desperate as Lucy to piece it all together and uncover the truth. The setting is excellently portrayed and I could picture each scene as I read.
A must for crime fiction and suspense fans alike, RUNNING IN CIRCLES by Claire Gray is a quality debut and I highly recommend it.
Claire Gray lives in the South Lakes with her husband and two small children. She studied Creative Writing at the Cumbria Institute of the Arts, which no longer exists, having been absorbed by the University of Cumbria. She graduated in 2006 and then went on to complete a journalism course at Darlington College. That same year, she won a Northern Promise Award from New Writing North, and her work was featured in their anthology, entitled Ten Years On.
Claire now works as a freelance copywriter and continues to write short stories, some of which have been published in magazines and online. Recently, she has been guest editor for the prose section of SpeakEasy Magazine, which showcases Cumbrian writing.
In 2015, she received editing advice from The Literary Consultancy through their Free Read scheme. They subsequently felt that her manuscript, Running in Circles, showed potential, and began approaching literary professionals on Claire’s behalf. This resulted in the novel being placed with Sapere Books, and Claire is very excited to be a part of their inaugural launch list.
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