#Blogtour #Review: The Tin God by Chris Nickson @ChrisNickson2 @severnhouse @annebonnybook #TheTinGod
Release date - 30th March 2018
Book length - 224 pages
Publisher - Severn House
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Abby from annebonnybookreviews.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of the book for review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
When Superintendent Tom Harper's wife is threatened during an election campaign, the hunt for the attacker turns personal.
Leeds, England. October, 1897. Superintendent Harper is proud of his wife Annabelle. She's one of seven women selected to stand for election as a Poor Law Guardian. But even as the campaign begins, Annabelle and the other female candidates start to receive anonymous letters from someone who believes a woman's place lies firmly in the home.
The threats escalate into outright violence when an explosion rips through the church hall where Annabelle is due to hold a meeting - with fatal consequences. The only piece of evidence Harper has is a scrap of paper left at the scene containing a fragment from an old folk song. But what is its significance?
As polling day approaches and the attacks increase in menace and intensity, Harper knows he's in a race against time to uncover the culprit before more deaths follow. With the lives of his wife and daughter at risk, the political becomes cruelly personal ...
This was my first time reading a Chris Nickson novel but it certainly won't be my last! Gripping, inspiring, and brimming with that special something, THE TIN GOD is historical fiction with a political and criminal edge that you simply must read.
It is 1897 and Superintendent Harper has a case that is much too close to home for his liking. His beloved wife and other women in his community are being targeted as they prepare to stand for election so that they can really help those who need it. Harper is proud of his strong, intelligent wife who is determined to make a difference but there is someone who believes that women need to shut up and know their place, and they are willing to kill for it ...
The historical detail in THE TIN GOD is superb as you are transported back in time where everything comes to life in front of your eyes. In our current world where many are still taking on the establishment, demanding equality for all, fighting to be heard, it was really interesting to read a historical story that highlighted another generation who fought bravely and paved the way for us. There are danger and action, politics, and admirable characters that will inspire you, and it is all perfectly packaged in a novel that never gets tired or repetitive.
THE TIN GOD by Chris Nickson is a novel to be savoured and I highly recommend it.
I'm a novelist and music journalist, the author of many books set between the 1730s and 1950s in Leeds, as well as others in medieval Chesterfield and 1980s Seattle.
Above all, though, its Leeds I love, the people, the sense of the place changing with time. Yes, I write mysteries, but ultmiateoly they're books about people and their relationships, and the crime becomes a moral framework for the story.
For more information:
Website - chrisnickson.co.uk
Twitter - twitter.com/ChrisNickson2
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