Saturday, 16 June 2018

Blog Tour / Book Musings - Chilling Tales of the Unexpected by Ann Girdharry

Welcome to the blog tour of Chilling Tales of the Unexpected by Ann Girdharry. Today's my stop and I am reviewing it for my post.

Four twisty, short reads.
Addictive works of suspense,
That will leave you breathless and give you goose bumps…

Trading with Death
What sacrifice might we make for those we love? In the face of death, will we be selfish or selfless?

Tell Me a Secret
Deceit, lies and secrets – how well do we know those close to us?

Sweet Justice 
We follow Tess as she confronts the dark side…

Written on the Apple Tree 
A moment from a past life, a possession, or a simple meeting between strangers?
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My Musings :

First thing I have to say that I usually don't enjoy short stories. I don't know why but they always fail to engage me. Now you are wondering, then why I picked up this book? The blurb is the reason I was curious about it. It caught my attention and I was very apprehensive when starting the book. After I finished the first tale, I literally shook my head. I had various reactions. Read on to know more!

Trading with Death

From the start, I was feeling chilled and creepy. That was very much reflective of the imagery provoked by the author'r writing. Towards the end I was feeling poignant.

Tell Me a Secret

 This one had me feeling the thrilling suspense vibe till the end.

Sweet Justice 

Oh my! Tess's actions literally had me holding my breath and feel the tension in the air. She is one strong girl.

Written on the Apple Tree 

This had me at the soulful past and my heart was broken a bit at the end. 

Based on my reactions, I am sure you would have figured out what I am going to say. I loved the stories! If all short ones were like these, I would jump in to grab and read them all. The author's writing perfectly caught me in her web and the imagery and the emotions evoked had me feel like I had sat through a lengthier read. The characters were well figured out and didn't feel like reading about strangers at all. The author has perfected the art of writing short tales and I am sure I will like other works too. 

I received the book for reviewing purposes which doesn't change my thoughts on it.

My one line review : A cornucopia of emotions in short bursts.

My rating : 5/5

My reread factor : 4/5

Author Bio 

Born and educated in the UK, Ann Girdharry is a trained psychotherapist and has worked as a manager in the not-for-profit sector for many years.
Today she lives in Montpellier, France with her husband and two children.

She writes suspense and thrillers, is a book reviewer and occasionally blogs for the Huffington Post UK. Her crime thriller novel, GOOD GIRL BAD GIRL, was an Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist 2017. Two of her thrillers are READERS’ FAVOURITE Five Star Books.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for a great review and I'm really happy you liked them!
    Ann Girdharry