Release date - 22nd January 2019
Book length - 258 pages
Publisher - Bloodhound Books
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Sharon for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
A dark family drama.
How do you escape a life of conflict and abuse?
Being a young girl in 1940’s Ireland isn’t easy for Molly, especially since she isn’t like others. Her family and community are wary of the beautiful child.
As Molly becomes a teenager life gets harder and she loses faith in everything.
Molly is surrounded in danger. She must make choices. But will she chose the right path or is she doomed to a life of misery? Will she survive in a world of violence and crime? Will The Healer ever be healed?
Dark, tense and utterly enthralling, THE HEALER by Sharon Thompson tells the story of a little girl who turns into a strong and determined woman against all the odds.
It is the often harsh and cruel world of 1940s Ireland where we meet Molly, who is a little girl that stands apart from the community as different. Hurt by those that should protect her, we travel alongside Molly as she grows into a woman but as she tries to carve a life of happiness for herself, will she ever find someone she can completely trust? From the countryside to the city, Molly will face whatever comes her way but is she strong enough to withstand the darkness that surrounds her and let go of the evil from the past?
Compelling from the very beginning, THE HEALER by Sharon Thompson is not a light, easy read, but a thought-provoking, uncomfortable story that will bring tears to your eyes and fire to your belly with the injustice of it all, as you turn the page. And while there are heavy topics dealt with throughout this book, there are also moments of such strength and inspiration, of hope and the belief that light can chase away the shadows, that will really get to you and keep your eyes hooked to each and every page.
While THE HEALER is technically a sequel to THE ABANDONED where we see glimpses of Molly as an adult, it can be read as a standalone - although why buy one excellent book when you can buy two is my motto!!
THE HEALER by Sharon Thompson is an emotionally-charged, stunning, heartbreaking tale that will take your breath away and I highly recommend it to all historical fiction fans.
Author of number one bestseller, The Abandoned, Sharon Thompson is the founder of the successful Indulgeinwriting.com. A guide and mentor, Sharon has seen members of this indulgeinwriting.com group progress to agent representation and publication, and organises regular online events from industry professionals and experts for those members. Sharon co-founded #Writerswise a trending Tweet-chat featuring published guest-hosts. Her monthly Indulgeinbooks features a list of Irish book releases and she contributes to Indulgeme.ie, Self-starter.ie and Donegalwoman.ie. Sharon also writes for leading website Writing.ie and has published short stories, had plays long listed, all while completing her much anticipated second novel, The Healer, which will be out in Jan 2019.
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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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