“The Dead Whisper” by Emma Clapperton is available to purchase in eBook. It is published by Bloodhound Books. I would like to thank Sarah Hardy and Bloodhound for allowing me a spot on this tour.
D.S Preston and D.C Lang are sent to investigate the death of a young girl in an old manor house in Glasgow. But who would want to kill an innocent girl in her own home and why? When they believe their questions have been answered the case is closed.
Meanwhile, Sam Leonard could not be happier – he has a great acting career and a fantastic girlfriend. After being in a previously turbulent relationship, what could go wrong?
For Patrick McLaughlin life is going well. His marriage is stable and with a baby on the way, things can only get better.
But the house that Patrick moves into is not what it seems. With a family burial plot in the gardens, visions and messages from the deceased, and a recent death in the house, will Patrick and Jodie regret their purchase?
In order to lay the ghosts to rest questions will be asked but can the house ever let go of its past?
This is the perfect book for this time of year, it has an autumnal feel to it. It is a great story set in Glasgow with haunting, ghosts, murder and mystery. A young woman is killed. Sam is an actor, and is getting promising reviews, he also begins a new relationship. Patrick and Jodie buy a house, an old one with with lots history for their much needed fresh start. Two detectives and friends for many years, think about their futures as retirement is only a few years away. These and other mini stories have been imaginatively entwined to create a really good read.
The characters are introduced gradually and gave me a chance to get to know them, I really liked this as they were interesting and all had a good background story. As the second half of the book is approached, they are beginning to interact more with each other. As the threads of the story were gradually being pulled together, things started to drop into place, and the story started to pick up more pace.
I really liked the characters, they were interesting individually and worked well in their various small groups. I did start to see a couple of plot lines, but then was proved wrong. I love it when this happens. When the plot was revealed it was not one of those “bang” there you go ones, it was more of a realisation of what was happening along with the characters themselves.
The pacing fluctuated nicely as the story was told. There are several elements that I really enjoyed. One in particular was the supernatural element, had different viewpoints from the characters, from the believers to the sceptics, and for me seemed quite realistic and was well told. I did not find these parts overly scary, but very interesting and I did not think that they were too stereotyped, as can sometimes happen.
I would recommend this book to readers who like a good haunting, murder, mystery. It was well written, with characters from different backgrounds and generations. I thought it a very enjoyable read and look forward to reading more my this author.
I was pleased to accept a spot on the tour for this book. My views expressed are my own.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2223 KB
- Print Length: 263 pages
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books (6 Nov. 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Purchase from: Amazon UK
About the Author:
Emma Clapperton, born December 1985, has always had a passion for reading and writing. She particularly enjoys reading supernatural or horror books. James Herbert is a firm favourite, with The Ghosts of Sleath being one of the books which pushed her to go on to create her own supernatural crime series, featuring Patrick McLaughlin. The books are based in Glasgow and there are plenty of references to the city in her work.
Emma studied childcare and gained qualifications to work with the early years in 2002, later going on to work in the Montessori sector of early years. In 2017 she gained a qualification to work as a Forest School early years leader and can often be found teaching three and four year olds how to cook on an open fire. Alongside this she is also studying for a diploma in Montessori Early Childhood Practice.
She currently resides in a little town outside of the city of Glasgow with her husband and ginger cat and is working on future projects.
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