Blog Tour; After Sundown- Mark Morris@ Flame Tree Press

Publication date Oct 2020/ Publisher FlameTree Press

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This new anthology contains 20 original horror stories, 16 of which have been commissioned from some of the top names in the genre, and 4 of which have been selected from the 100s of stories sent to Flame Tree during a 2-week open submissions window. It is the first of what will hopefully become an annual, non-themed horror anthology of entirely original stories, showcasing the very best short fiction that the genre has to offer.
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Book Review; One by One- Ruth Ware

A luxury chalet, an opportunity of a lifetime. Until guests start to disappear…

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 Publication date Nov 2020/ Publisher Vintage Digital

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Getting snowed in at a beautiful, rustic mountain chalet doesn’t sound like the worst problem in the world, especially when there’s a breathtaking vista, a cozy fire, and company to keep you warm. But what happens when that company is eight of your coworkers…and you can’t trust any of them?

When an off-site company retreat meant to promote mindfulness and collaboration goes utterly wrong when an avalanche hits, the corporate food chain becomes irrelevant and survival trumps togetherness. Come Monday morning, how many members short will the team be?

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Inside The Mind Of Stuart Turton- Author Interview

Welcome to a very special post here on AnAverageLife, my first author interview with none other than Sunday Times Best Seller Stuart Turton

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In case you missed it my review of Stuart’s second novel The Devil And The Dark Water can be found right here, I’ve no doubt it’s hurtling toward the top spot as we speak.

Firstly let me thank you once again Stu for taking the time to share a little about yourself, the man behind the mystery. Let’s start at the very beginning.

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Book Review; The Devil And The Dark Water- Stuart Turton

A murder on the high seas. A detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist.

Publication date Oct 2020/ Publisher Raven Books

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A murder on the high seas. A detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist.

It’s 1634 and Samuel Pipps, the world’s greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Travelling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent.

But no sooner are they out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. A twice-dead leper stalks the decks. Strange symbols appear on the sails. Livestock is slaughtered.

And then three passengers are marked for death, including Samuel.

Could a demon be responsible for their misfortunes?

With Pipps imprisoned, only Arent can solve a mystery that connects every passenger onboard. A mystery that stretches back into their past and now threatens to sink the ship, killing everybody on board.
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Book Review; The Raven- Jonathan Janz

A post apocalyptic thriller from the modern master of horror.

Publication date Sept 2020/ Publisher FlameTree Press

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Fearing that mankind is heading toward nuclear extinction, a group of geneticists unleash a plot to save the world. They’ve discovered that mythological creatures such as werewolves, vampires, witches, and satyrs were once real, and that these monstrous genetic strands are still present in human DNA. These radical scientists unleash the bestial side of human beings that had been dormant for eons, and within months, most people are dead, and bloodthirsty creatures rule the earth. Despite the fact that Dez McClane has no special powers, he is determined to atone for the lives he couldn’t save and to save the woman he loves. But how long can a man survive in a world full of monsters?
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