NUMBER 47 BY HANNAH R. PALMER
A KILLING SIN BY K. H. IRVING
I could not decide between these two books as to which was my favourite as I liked them both for different reasons. One of the main things that stood out for me was the fact that they were the first novels to be written by these very talented authors. I also found it very interesting that they each took different routes to publication with Hannah doing it herself and Karen going with a publisher. I think that gives hope to us all to just keep writing and get it out there.
A Killing Sin is a very different type of book to what I would normally read and didn’t realise that until I started it but I am so glad I did as it keeps you enthralled all the way through. Terrorist plots would not be something I am interested in but this came at it from a very normal way and before you realise it you are slap bang in the middle of evil people. I do wonder how much of this is real in that do these things really happen as it is very scary.
Karen Irvine has written a remarkable book and certainly deserves to be one of my best books of 2019.
Number 47 is about obsessive love that really takes on a very dark side, the two main characters, Sarah and Liam appear very normal people but Sarah is far from normal as you get to discover. I liked Hannah’s writing, the descriptions are very good so you can imagine exactly what things are like and what is going on. You would not guess how it ends as the whole book is so complex it keeps you hooked right from the beginning. I look forward to reading her next book and discovering what route she takes with that one.
Really well done both of you and I look forward to meeting you on the 23rd of January at 6.30 pm
I will be asking them both questions about their individual journeys, highs and lows and then opening it up to questions from the audience.