So excited to be with you today as part of the Blog Tour for ROSIE SHADOW by LOUISE WORTHINGTON. My thanks to the author, publisher and Helen Lewis for putting the tour together and letting me be part of it all!!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Whatcha crying for, sissy? Why don’t you grow a pair?’ Rosie says to her mother…‘Send me to school and I’ll rip off your arm! Beat you with the stump.’
Abandoned by her terrorised mother at the age of six, Rosie Shadow will do anything to win the affection of her father Archie, an undead cannibal in charge of Her Majesty’s Prison Shortbury, now operating as a visitor attraction.
Clare is sent reeling into Archie’s arms with the grief of losing her boyfriend in a mysterious car accident when he collides with an ancient yew tree.
The secrets in the Medieval dungeon beneath the prison are under threat when Clare becomes suspicious of Archie’s true identity and his progeny.
Rosie Shadow is Book I in The Black Tongue Series
PUBLISHED BY RED ESCAPE PUBLISHING
Holy Moly!!! Where to even begin?! Other than you need to read this in the daytime, and steer clear of creepy kids FOREVER!!! My chills were chilled constantly throughout this book and I’ve still got some images in my head that I really wish weren’t in there after reading this!! But it seems I like to be scared witless as I couldn’t put it down!! The characters are so compelling, and weird!, that you just want to know all you can about them and see if you can work out just how the story would play out… it didn’t go as I imagined!!
The book starts off fairly tamely with a young mother not coping too well with her demanding child! Rosie is 6 and still being breastfed, and rules the roost over her poor mother Elly. When Lennie finds out he’s Rosie’s dad, he goes for a visit… Rosie doesn’t take well to this ‘man’….
The story also adds into the mix the old prison, where Clare takes visitors for tours and works for Archie, who is one of those characters that makes your skin crawl instantly!
Rosie is the creepiest, freakiest child you are ever likely to meet! You feel nothing but sympathy for her mum who has to endure horrific treatment and witness her outbursts. But there are chilling characters galore throughout the book, and just when you think you’re horrified enough, there’s another twist to the tale that leaves you slightly more sickened than before!
This was a story that was utterly unique and enthralling in its’ own weird way!! It was creepy AF and I’m eager for more from this series!! What does that say about me?! I’m slightly concerned LOL!!