Release date - 27th July 2017
Book length - 294 pages
Publisher - www.hideawayfall.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
'Family curses don't exist. Sure, some families seem to suffer more pain than others, but a curse? An actual curse? I don't think so.'
A family tragedy was the catalyst for Ian Perkins to return to the isolated cottage with his wife and young son. But now they are back, it seems yet more grief might befall the family.
There is still time to act, but that means Ian must face the uncomfortable truth about his past. And in doing so, he must uncover the truth behind the supposed family curse.
Hideaway Falls is a brand spanking new Publisher and they have leapt out of the starting blocks with this compelling, contemporary novel that has an eerie quality that will set a reader on edge throughout.
When tragedy strikes, Ian Perkins and his young family return to his childhood home in the middle of nowhere, and while the place contains many happy memories, it is not long before the darkness that is held within starts to seep into their lives. Determined to find a way to change the curse that haunts his family, Ian throws himself into researching his family tree in the hope that he will find an answer. But as the past is uncovered, will they be able to confront their own demons along the way?
BROKEN BRANCHES by M. Jonathan Lee is a relatively short read and I read it in one evening. While this book is not suspense or horror, there is a dark foreboding presence that hangs on every page giving a really creepy quality to the story. This book moves at a slower pace than most stories but this works to its advantage as it builds up the tension little by little, and switching from past to present throughout really held my attention. BROKEN BRANCHES by M. Jonathan Lee is a good solid story and I look forward to more from this author, and this new Publisher.
M. Jonathan Lee (also known as Jonathan Lee) was born in 1974. He is an award-winning novelist who has had two novels in the #10 Amazon charts. He was born in Yorkshire, northern England where he still lives today.
His first novel, the critically-acclaimed The Radio was shortlisted for The Novel Prize 2012 and is the first in the loosely titled The 'The' trilogy. His second novel, The Page (the second in The 'The' trilogy) was released in January 2015.
His third novel A Tiny Feeling of Fear was released in September 2015. It has been hailed as 'original and inspiring' by Sunday Times best-selling author, Milly Johnson.
He is working closely with Rethink and Mind Charities to raise awareness of mental health issues, and is a regular commentator on the BBC.
He signed a four-book deal in February 2015 and is currently writing a non-fiction rock biography about Boston-based band Hallelujah the Hills. He is also writing three further fiction titles, the first of which is to be released in late 2017.
His fourth novel, Broken Branches is due out in July 2017, published by Hideaway Fall.
For more information:
Website - jonathanleeauthor.com
Twitter - twitter.com/MJonathanLee
Facebook - www.facebook.com/JonathanLeeAuthor/
*I want to thank Hideaway Fall and the author, M. Jonathan Lee, for providing me with a copy of this novel for review.
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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