#Blogtour #Review: Call of the Curlew by Elizabeth Brooks @ManxWriter @DoubledayUK @TransworldBooks #CalloftheCurlew #RandomThingsTours
Release date - 28th June 2018
Book length - 320 pages
Publisher - Transworld Publishers
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Anne from randomthingsthroughmyletterbox.blogspot.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
Virginia Wrathmell has always known she will meet her death on the marsh in reparation for the mistakes of her childhood.
On New Year's Eve, at the age of eighty-six, Virginia feels the time has finally come.
In 1939, Virginia is ten, an orphan arriving to meet her new adoptive parents, Clem and Lorna Wrathmell, at their mysterious house, Salt Winds. The house sits right on the edge of a vast marsh, a beautiful but dangerous place. It's the start of a new life for Virginia, but she quickly senses that all is not right between Clem and Lorna - in particular, the presence of their wealthy neighbour Max Deering, who takes an unhealthy interest in the family. When a German fighter plane crashes into the marsh, Clem ventures onto the deadly sands to rescue the airman. And that is when things really begin to go wrong..
Dark, tense, and with a haunting atmosphere from beginning to end, this dual timeline novel really grabs a hold of you and sucks you into the drama.
When Virginia Wrathmell goes to live with Clem and his wife Lorna in 1939, she immediately connects with her new father and struggles to feel the same way about Lorna. And then there is the unusual atmosphere that lingers over the marshland and the place that will be her home, Salt Winds. This place and its inhabitants oozes secrets and pain as Virginia will soon discover.
Fast-forward to the present day and Virginia is now in her eighties, living in Salt Winds, and waiting for a sign that her time has finally come. When she finds the remains of a curlew on her doorstep it is exactly what she has been waiting for. Until an unexpected visitor changes her plans and brings the past bursting to life again in unexpected ways.
Gripping, uncomfortable at times, and very compelling, CALL OF THE CURLEW by Elizabeth Brooks is a stunning and evocative story that transports you to a different time and place effortlessly. The characters are almost hypnotic in nature yet not very likeable but this only adds to the nature of the book.
CALL OF THE CURLEW by Elizabeth Brooks is beautiful in its prose and I immersed myself in this story to the very end. Definitely a book to add to your buy list!
ELIZABETH BROOKS grew up in Chester, and read Classics at Cambridge. She lives on the Isle of Man with her husband and children. Elizabeth describes herself as a “Brontë nerd”; Call of the Curlew is her homage to the immersive and evocative writing of Charlotte Brontë.
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