Hello and welcome to Sunday on damppebbles. I hope you’re having a brilliant weekend so far! Today I am delighted to welcome a fabulous book blogger to share the #R3COMM3ND3D2020 book love, it’s Sharon Beyond the Books. I love Sharon’s blog – particularly as her reading tastes are varied so there are lots of lovely books to see. Make sure you give her a follow if you don’t already.
So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2020? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors, book bloggers and bookstagrammers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2020. To make things interesting I have added a couple of teeny, tiny rules this year which are; 1) the book must have first been published in 2020 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes. 😉
Here are Sharon’s three #R3COMM3ND3D2020 picks…
A Song of Isolation by Michael J Malone
This is a book for the time it has been published in, its a breathtaking psychological thriller that deals with the most intense topic you could consider, child sexual abuse. This is an absolutely brutal read and it takes a truly skilled writer to attempt to turn a minefield of a story and make you feel sorry for the three main characters but Michael J. Malone manages this. He artfully weaves a book that explores the dark and extremely awkward and downright difficult subjects with such sensitivity and honesty. We are faced with a book that splits everything down the middle and we are allowed to make our own decisions about the allegations. A must read for everyone.
Sharon’s Review of A Song of Isolation
Hinton Hollow Death Trip (Detective Pace #3) by Will Carver
This book is unusual in the narrator is Evil himself! Then we have DS Pace, who only wants peace and quiet…well I know he won’t get it! An excellent original dark thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat!
Sharon’s Review of Hinton Hollow Death Trip
The House on Rectory Lane by Stuart James
I so enjoyed this psychological thriller, its not heavy going and the story keeps you interested, and the twists are fantastically placed! Right to the last paragraph! It shocked me I tell you!
Sharon’s Review of The House on Rectory Lane
Brilliant choices, thank you Sharon. All three of your picks look fantastic and they’re going straight on the wishlist!
If Sharon has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books recommended above, please see the following links:
About Sharon Beyond the Books:
A 49 yr old mum who blogs for fun and to help authors get their books noticed.
If you’re a book blogger, bookstagrammer or an author and you have three books published this year which you want to shout about then please complete the following form (or click this link: https://forms.gle/kHTQeQdiUNZTsW4d6)