#BlogTour #BookReview Fault Lines by Doug Johnstone

Delighted to be taking part in the Blog Tour for this fabulous read so my thanks to the author, publisher Orenda and Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for letting me be part of the fun!


In a reimagined contemporary Edinburgh, in which a tectonic fault has opened up to produce a new volcano in the Firth of Forth, and where tremors are an everyday occurrence, volcanologist Surtsey makes a shocking discovery. On a clandestine trip to The Inch – the new volcanic island – to meet Tom, her lover and her boss, she finds his lifeless body. Surtsey’s life quickly spirals into a nightmare when someone makes contact – someone who claims to know what she’s done…

Publication Date – 22nd May 2018

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Doug Johnstone is a writer, musician and journalist based in Edinburgh. His eighth novel, Crash Land, was published by Faber & Faber in November 2016. His previous book, The Jump, was shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Best Scottish Crime Novel. Gone Again(2013) was an Amazon bestseller and Hit & Run (2012) and was an Amazon #1 as well as being selected as a prestigious Fiction Uncovered winner. Smokeheads (2011) was nominated for the Crimefest Last Laugh Award. Before that Doug published two novels with Penguin, Tombstoning (2006) and The Ossians (2008). His work has received praise from the likes of Irvine Welsh, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, William McIlvanney, Megan Abbott and Christopher Brookmyre.

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A gripping read from start to finish! Atmospheric and filled with attitude!

I found this to be an exhilirating read – a crime fiction whodunnit filled with lies, surprises and big twists to take you by surprise!! I loved the short and snappy chapters which really helped with the flow of the story.

Surtsey is a volcanologist who is having an affair with her married boss and when she finds his body after they arrange to meet, she stays silent and leaves his body there to be discovered. A little lie… a seismic secret!! And that is when the text messages to her begin. ‘I know you were there’ starts it off and leaves Surtsey struggling to remain in control knowing that there is someone out there who knows about their secret.

It is difficult to feel much sympathy for Surtsey as she is quite a prickly character, lacking emotion and does things her way, but the way every decision she makes seems to be for the worst does take its’ toll and you are left doubting all she does and the reasons why! The text messages keep on coming and they soon become more threatening. It is definitely a book that you can see that is perfect for a tv or movie adaptation!! A fabulous thriller!!

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