Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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When Angels Fear by Polly J. Mordant - Book Tour & Review


When Angels Fear

She runs from a terrifying past, to a village with problems of its own

 

Exhausted, desperately seeking sanctuary, Emma arrives at the pretty English village of Flammark. 

But she cannot rest. A strange sleeping sickness stalks the village and a young woman has disappeared.

Why won't the police investigate?

As events unfold, Emma becomes embattled yet again, compelled to fight for her life against a deadly curse linked to a past about which she had no knowledge.

She is the only one able to vanquish the evil but doing so will entail confronting an horrific and all-too-familiar enemy.

The question is, will she be strong enough?

Purchase Link - http://getbook.at/WhenAngelsFear

My Review
When Angels Fear is one of those books that starts off intriguing, keeping you invested, and then BAM! It takes a turn and becomes something a lot darker and crazier than expected. 
I knew, going into this book, that it would be interesting and have some strange goings-on happening throughout, but I definitely was not ready for the grim, almost hopeless feeling the story took on after a bit. It's a book that will have you saying, "What else could these characters suffer through next?" And then... well, I won't spoil anything, but it gets a little bleak.
I did enjoy the story. It was well-paced and kept me engaged throughout. I thought the characters were all nicely done, and I could relate to Emma in some ways myself.
I do think my favorite character was the doctor, Robbie Mason.
There is one point where a couple of the characters do/say something, and for whatever reason, I hadn't put two and two together, so that "twist" kind of hit me and I was like, "Oh my God! Why didn't I realize that sooner?" 
And that ending? I have to admit the last sentence in the book made me laugh. So at least there was a small touch of humor there to lighten things up right at the very end. 
Overall, I think When Angels Fear is a solid supernatural thriller that will keep readers on their toes. It's definitely tense and nerve-wracking at times, but it's well worth the read. 
4.5 stars!

Author Bio – I've been writing blogs and stories off and on for years, but quite new to writing novels. My background is in teaching - I ran my own English and Drama departments in three inner city schools - then became the owner of a radical bookshop. Now I write full time.

I love supernatural storytelling, since it allows the inclusion of real human issues within my writing. Let's face it, who hasn't been touched by evil in their lives at one time or another? "When Angels Fear", my first novel, deals with domestic violence and how Emma - the main character - overcomes her shattered confidence to prevail over the evil which oppresses her.

It's important to me that my characters are both real and relatable. I'm a total fan of Joss Whedon and Stephen King and love the way they create ensembles of characters that live on in the mind long after they've been watched or read. Humour is important to me to - I hope readers of my fiction will get that. The last thing I want to offer is a dry read!

I adore my garden, my animals and my husband - probably in that order, lol.  Other obsessions include Scrabble. Total addict. It's why I sleep so badly. I'm glued to the Scrabble app until the early hours!


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