Saturday, 3 August 2013

INDIE INKER BOOKS **REVIEW**: "Reapers Rhythm" by Clare Davidson **REVIEW ADDED**


Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00100]Title: Reaper's Rhythm
Author: Clare Davidson
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy/ Mystery

When everyone thinks your sister committed suicide, it’s hard to prove she was murdered. Kim is unable to accept Charley’s sudden death. Crippled by an unnatural amnesia, her questions are met with wall after wall. As she doubts her sanity, she realises her investigation is putting those around her in danger.  The only person who seems to know anything is Matthew, an elusive stranger who would rather vanish than talk. Despite his friendly smile, Kim isn’t sure she can trust him. But if she wants to protect her family from further danger, Kim must work with Matthew to discover how Charley died – before it’s too late

Charley’s lying on the bed, her blond hair fanned out over the pillow. Her arms are spread wide, palms up. Crimson blood drips from deep slashes on her wrists. Her blue eyes are open, staring at the ceiling. But they don't see. They're dull, empty. Dead. The room spins. My stomach lurches and bile rises up my throat. I swallow and clap my hand to my mouth. Sagging against the doorframe, I can’t tear my gaze from the single lock of hair resting over Charley’s porcelain cheek. What should I do? Charley would know what to do. As I stumble down the stairs, my mind clicks into gear. A scream rips out of my throat, eclipsing the pounding music. My foot slips on the beige carpet, sending me tumbling down the remaining stairs. My shoulder and back slam against the wall. I scramble to my feet, screaming, sobbing, then stagger into the hallway, colliding into a young man with the darkest eyes I’ve ever seen. My own force knocks me backwards. His strong grip clenches my arm, preventing me from falling. I try to scream again, but the sound is trapped within my constricting chest. My sister is dead. A stranger is in my house.

Clare Davidson is an independent writer, based in Lancaster. Clare is a high school teacher, mother and character-driven fantasy writer. Clare was born in Northampton and lived in Malaysia for four and a half years as a child, before returning to the UK to settle in Leeds with her family. Whilst attending Lancaster University, Clare met her future husband and never left. They now share their lives with their young daughter, a cranky grey cat and an insane white kitten. She published her first novel, Trinity in July 2012. Trinity is a young adult, fantasy novel, which currently has seventeen five star reviews on Amazon UK. Her second novel, Reaper’s Rhythm, is due to be released on the 26th July 2013. Also aimed at a young adult audience, Reaper’s Rhythm is an urban fantasy with a dash of mystery. 

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Carrying on with not reading the blurbs on books, I'm glad i didn't again - its proving to provide me with great reads where i don't know what is going to happen.

This was definitely one of the books that if id read the blurb, it would have spoilt the surprises.

We follow Kim, a young girl with a normal family life, friends, school, until one day she goes home and finds her sister in her room, seemingly taking her own life.  In shock she stumbles down the stairs and sees a stranger who presses her forehead and says "forget" and then "sleep".
She wakes in hospital 2 days later, with no memory of the afternoon.

Her gut is telling her something is wrong, but she cant figure it out, nothing is there to point to any other direction than her sister taking her own life.

I don't want to write the storyline, but it is definitely along the lines of a "who dunnit" and keeps you thinking and turning the pages through the book.

Well written, page turner, good characters, not something id normally pick up, but I'm definitely glad i did.
Something to just about get your brain ticking but not too heavy, and i do think another book along the same lines might be in the lines, but i don't know for sure.
A good easy read!

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