#Blogtour #Review: A Baby's Bones by Rebecca Alexander @RebAlexander1 @TitanBooks @Philippa_Ward18 #ABabysBones
Release date - 1st May 2018
Book length - 473 pages
Publisher - Titan Books
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Philippa from titanbooks.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
"It was a secret burial. Maybe even murder..."
Archaeologist Sage Westfield has been called in to excavate a sixteenth-century well, and expects to find little more than soil and the odd piece of pottery. But the disturbing discovery of the bones of a woman and newborn baby make it clear that she has stumbled onto an historical crime scene, one that is interwoven with an unsettling local legend of witchcraft and unrequited love. Yet there is more to the case than a four-hundred-year-old mystery. The owners of a nearby cottage are convinced that it is haunted, and the local vicar is being plagued with abusive phone calls. Then a tragic death makes it all too clear that a modern murderer is at work...
A BABY'S BONES by Rebecca Alexander is a riveting read that brings past and present alive in a twisted story of obsession, witchcraft, and relationships.
Sage Westfield has a lot going on in her life with her work as an archaeologist taking up much of her time and impending motherhood on the horizon. It doesn't help that she has split up with the father and her current work project unearths much more than shards of pottery when human bones are found in the well. But the more Sage discovers about the history of the area the more she wants to know, and uncovering what happened to the woman and child that was dumped in the well becomes a top priority. And as Sage develops new friendships and relationships in the area, it becomes a living and breathing historical project to reveal the truth. But strange things are happening to those living in the cottage and when a fresh body is discovered it becomes clear that it isn't just the demons from the past that are seeking revenge ...
Compelling, engaging, and completely fresh, A BABY'S BONES by Rebecca Alexander is a book that you plan to read for an hour and soon find yourself completely hooked on. The characters are sharp and intelligent, and I love that the narrative moves from past to present so that the archaeological dig becomes even more alive and substantial. There is love, friendship, haunting obsessions, and new life mixed throughout with history and the modern world and it all adds together perfectly to create a richly detailed narrative that will hypnotise you from start to finish.
A BABY'S BONES by Rebecca Alexander is perfect for historical and crime fiction fans alike and I cannot wait to read more from this talented author.
Having had a career in psychology, Rebecca Alexander decided to take time out to raise and home educate six children - and home educate herself with an MA in Creative Writing. The Secrets of Life and Death (2013) was a runner up in the 2011 novel writing competition with Mslexia and an agent and book deal for three books ensued. The Secrets of Blood and Bone (2014) and The Secrets of Time and Fate (2016) were published by Del Rey UK. With a historical strand exploring 16th century sorcery and a contemporary story about revenants, the books enjoyed a fantasy readership.
Since then, A Baby's Bones will be published by Titan Books (May 1 2018) and is decidedly crime. A sequel comes out next April, and the books follow the work of an archaeologist trying to solve crimes in the past. And staying safe in the present, with the help of Felix Guichard from the Secrets series. Things are still going bump in the night.
For more information:
Website - www.rebecca-alexander.co.uk
Twitter - twitter.com/RebAlexander1
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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