Sometimes, when you’re deep in a book slump, someone comes along with an opportunity to read a book that you just know that you will love. In this case, Dominic Nolan reached out to me and invited me to be a part of the blog tour for Afraid Of The Light, an chilling crime fiction anthology, as well as providing me with a copy in preparation for the tour (thank-you!). This collection of short stories is something special, 14 incredible crime writers have inspiringly come together to create not only a read for our entertainment but also with an aim to raise money for the Samaritans, in which all proceeds will be given. Afraid of the Light was published on the 28th of April, you can purchase in e-book and / or paperback format. I’ve already bought 3 e-copies, gifting two – it’s such a fantastic collection!
All author royalties from the sale of this anthology will be donated to the Samaritans.
Samaritans is a charity working across the UK and Ireland to reduce the number of people who take their own lives and help people who are struggling to cope with how they’re feeling or with life’s challenges.
When life is difficult, Samaritans are here – day or night, 365 days a year.
You can call them for free on 116 123, email them at email@example.com, or visit http://www.samaritans.org to find your nearest branch.
Some people are scared of the dark. But it’s the light that exposes the secrets.
Afraid of the Light is a gripping an collection that played on a lot of my fears, in the sinisterly psychological way that superbly written tales do. Although the contents is chilling, the penmanship of each story was both individual and beautifully executed with each author unravelling events that are punchy and satisfying! I found myself chewing my nails (I know ewww right) and holding my breath while reading – I’m an animated reader, so you can imagine the *gasp* moments! I enjoyed the flecks of dark humour that were sprinkled into some of the shorts, but you’re always left with stuffed with chilling goodness. I made notes on the kindle throughout, here are some of my notes:
“Sinister and psychological. Gives you the shivers as it plays on that people aren’t always who they seem. The impeccable way the stories are written look into the true nature of individuals who wear a mask in society. An absolute must read for every thriller / crime fiction reader.”
“I love the writing. Beautifully executed, with warped unravelling that leaves you shook. The author’s writing blows me away ever single time.”
“Filled with stories that could be ‘Goosebumps for adults’ territory. Ones that captivate you, holding you within the world of thrill and chill.”
“Uncomfortable, nail-biting and fearsome”
“Excellent, brilliant and definitely the medicine we all need right now. Every single short stories was perfectly crafted for the most thrilling of punches. Each one is psychologically reeling and quite spine-chilling.”
So there you have it, the book love bus – why you should absolutely, positively grab yourself a copy! It’s a win-win situation, you get a brilliant read while also donating to a fantastic and much needed charity. Crime fiction not your thing? Why not gift a copy to that favourite bookworm in your life?
Have you already bought a copy? Read it? What did you think? What short story was your favourite? Sorry, that’s a difficult question because they are all flipping awesome!
Make sure to check out the reviews of the bloggers involved in this blog tour by searching #AfraidOfTheLight on Twitter!
Until next time,