Firstly I wish to thank Sarah Hardy of Bloodhound Books for inviting me on the Blog Tour for WHEN EVIL CALLS YOUR NAME by John Nicholl
Even the darkest secrets can’t stay hidden forever…
When twenty-nine-year-old Cynthia Galbraith struggles to come to terms with her traumatic past and the realities of prison life, a prison counsellor persuades her to write a diary exploring the events that led to a life sentence for murder.
Although unconvinced at first, Cynthia finally decides she has all the time in the world and very little, if anything, to lose. As she begins writing she holds back nothing: sharing the thoughts she hadn’t dare vocalise, the things that keep her awake at night and haunt her waking hours.
Will the truth finally be revealed?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is the second book by John Nicholl, the first being White is the Coldest Colour, which was a superb book. My punch in the air end to the last book was abruptly brought back to earth when I found out that Cynthia had been imprisoned for murder. My heart sank and all I could think was he has won again!
Little was known of Cynthia in the last book, just a glimpse into her life, being under the control of Dr. Galbraith, her husband. This is her story told through diaries that the prison counsellor has suggested she writes. The novel alternates between the diaries and her life in prison.
John Nicholl certainly knows how to deliver the goods. Readers already know where and how the abuse ends, we have had the icing on the cake, now we get the filling. John’s personal experience in this field shines as he captures the vulnerability of Cynthia and the predator nature in Dr. Galbraith to hone in as a friend, someone to take the pressure off then break, demoralise and abuse his victims. It is a heart breaking story but one that rings all too true in the real world.
The novel starts steady, which is expected, as at one point Cynthia did have a normal healthy life, but it builds and creeps up on you, just like a predator and before you know it you are in the thick of it.
A highly recommended book for readers of White is the Coldest Colour. Excellent Stuff!
Originally read December 2015
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Nicholl, an ex-police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, writes popular dark psychological suspense thrillers, each of which has been an Amazon international bestseller, reaching # 1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John is happily married, lives in rural west Wales, and has three adult children and one grandchild. He began writing after leaving his job heading up child protection services for Carmarthenshire. A Cold Cold Heart, John’s sixth book, is published by Bloodhound Books in January 2018.
John is represented by Toby Mundy – Literary agent at TMA.
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