Firstly I wish to thank Anne Cater of Random Things for inviting me on the Blog Tour for THE TALL MAN by Phoebe Locke
14th June 2018
Published in hardback by Wildfire Ebook and Audiobook also available
THE TALL MAN is a gripping blend of dark psychological suspense and spine-tingling chills that will have you checking the corners of your room before bed.
THE TALL MAN TAKES DAUGHTERS…
Sadie Banner has been haunted by the Tall Man in the shadows since she was a child. Terrified by what he might make her do to her own baby daughter, she abandons her family. Sixteen years later she returns, but she can’t escape the dark secrets of her past.
Two years later a documentary film crew follows Amber Banner on a media tour of Los Angeles. Amber’s just been acquitted of a murder charge – but who did she kill, and why?
Praise for The Tall Man
‘The Tall Man by Phoebe Locke looks set to become a must-read summer chiller’ Daily Express, Books to Watch Out for in 2018
‘A gripping blend of dark psychological suspense and spine-tingling chills’ I News, Best Crime Thrillers for 2018
‘An unsettling, original page-turner you’ll still be thinking about long after you reach the end’ Amy Engel, bestselling author of The Roanoke Girls
‘I could not put this book down! A deliciously dark, twisty, absorbing plot which masterfully blurs the line between imagination and reality, this will stay with you long after you’ve read the final page’ Lucy Foley, author of The Invitation
‘Super creepy with pin-point suspense building. Highly recommended read’ Helen Fields, author of Perfect Remains
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is one hell of a creepy story that compelled me to just open my eyes one more time before I went to sleep because it just unsettled my mind in so many ways, taking me back to childhood days and dark shadows in my bedroom, that seemed to move when only I was there.
The Tall Man is an Urbane legend that comes for your daughters but that is all I can tell you to find out what he does and says you need to read the book. The story is told through various time lines from childhood through to another generation. Sadie is the main character whose life has been moulded round events that occurred because of the Tall Man. But it is for you the reader to decide if everything is real in this devastatingly eerie story.
Set in two closer time lines is then the story of Amber and a TV crew that want her story and seem to be prepared to do almost anything to please this unlikable diva of a young woman, in order to get the facts. After all it isn’t every day that someone’s conviction is overturned for murder, but you will have to wait to find out of who and why.
The story really gets under your skin to the point you don’t know if the Tall Man is real or the frenzied minds of the time. Either way if it feels real then it doesn’t take a lot to push you over the edge. Some fears never go away and for Sadie, even as an adult, the fear is still as strong. How can you escape the thing that knows all the dark places to hide, including those in your mind?
This is a very tense uneasy read that will make you just check on your daughters in the middle of the night, especially if you hear that unexplainable bump. Very atmospheric with a shudder factor ending. Super story!
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PHOEBE LOCKE is the pseudonym of full-time writer Nicci Cloke. She previously worked at the Faber Academy, and hosted London literary salon Speakeasy. Nicci has had two literary novels published by Fourth Estate and Cape, and also writes YA for Hot Key Books. She lives and writes in London. THE TALL MAN is Phoebe Locke’s debut thriller