Monday 23 October 2017

Blog Tour: The Winter's Child by Cassandra Parkin

For the past week I have been utterly gripped by The Winter's Child. This is writing at it's absolute best and I am so pleased to be able to share my thoughts with you on The Winter's Child.


I first had the pleasure of reading Cassandra's books when I read her debut full length novel. The Summer we All Ran away back in 2013  I thought her debut was really good, but The Winter's Child was something else entirely. 

Five years ago Susannah's son went missing and ever since then she has been trying to come to terms with the fact that she may never see him again. Isolating herself from her family and friends, she tries to accept that she may never see her son ever again, until a moment of weakness leads her to a fortune teller who says her son will come back to her by Christmas. As the lines between reality and Susannah's visions begin to blur, it becomes increasingly difficult to decipher what is real and what isn't.

What prose, what an utterly beautifully crafted story, Cassandra's writing completely sucked me in so that I was emotionally drained by the end, but in a way that shows how much this story got to me and just how cleverly written it was. The atmosphere and mystery surrounding this was almost palapble. I could sense the dark, foreboding mood to the whole story and it really does pack a punch.

This story felt almost alive to me and I was gripped from start to finish. This isn't a fast paced thriller, but one with a huge amount of mystery concerning what happened to Susannah's son Joel and even after finishing I keep getting flashbacks to all the different parts of it and the grand finale was something only the very astute of you will figure out.

Full of mystery, suspense and hauntings, a fantastically dark and beautifully written novel.

The Winter's Child is out now

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