#BlogTour ROSIE SHADOW by LOUISE WORTHINGTON #BookReview #RosieShadow @louiseworthing9 @literallypr

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

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MY REVIEW


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!!


★★★★★

#BookReview I AM DUST by LOUISE BEECH #Audiobook

ABOUT THE BOOK


The Dean Wilson Theatre is believed to be haunted by a long-dead actress, singing her last song, waiting for her final cue, looking for her killer…

Now Dust, the iconic musical, is returning after twenty years. But who will be brave enough to take on the role of ghostly goddess Esme Black, last played by Morgan Miller, who was murdered in her dressing room?

Theatre usher Chloe Dee is caught up in the spectacle. As the new actors arrive, including an unexpected face from her past, everything changes. Are the eerie sounds and sightings backstage real or just her imagination? Is someone playing games?

Is the role of Esme Black cursed? Could witchcraft be at the heart of the tragedy? And are dark deeds from Chloe’s past about to catch up with her?

Not all the drama takes place onstage. Sometimes murder, magic, obsession and the biggest of betrayals are real life. When you’re in the theatre shadows, you see everything.

And Chloe has been watching…

PUBLISHED BY ORENDA


MY REVIEW

I listened to the audio version of this book… wow!

Intoxicating
Atmospheric
Moving
Dramatic
Unforgettable
Spine Tingling
Triumphant!!

I think that pretty much sums up my thoughts on this book! I always love the stories that Louise creates, and this one just gets under your skin from the get go. With 2 timelines, the past and present, we are based at a theatre and following the story of Chloe who is working there as an usher. She’s always wanted to be an actress but this is the closest she has got to her dream! The show Dust is set to return to the theatre, 20 years after the opening, which went down in infamy due to the murder of the main character. She’s thought to haunt the theatre still….

In Chloe’s past, she and 2 friends mucked around with a ouija board and had some chilling encounters that have played a big part in how their lives panned out. As the past starts to reconnect with the present, Chloe is facing some haunting challenges ahead that makes her think she might be losing her mind.

The 2 timelines worked so well with each other!! Having the backdrop of the Theatre alongside the tragedy of Dust from 20 years ago, it really sets the scene for so many questions and wondering just what happened back then and seeing how messing about with the ouija board had such an impact and why Chloe is key to it all.

I couldn’t stop listening to this once I’d started! I found myself picturing the theatre, imagining the terror and confusion of the characters as things played out, and hearing the voices of the past whispering their truths…….. loved it!!!


★★★★★