Review: ‘Consuming Fire’, by Catherine Fearns

Purchase Link – https://mybook.to/consumingfire

Blurb

What Has Been Seen Cannot Be Unseen…

Liverpool is in the grip of an intense heatwave, and strange things are happening.

A woman dies in an apparent case of Spontaneous Human Combustion; a truck explodes on the dock road; the charred corpses of pets litter the city; forest fires ravage the pinewoods…and there are birds everywhere, silent flocks drawing in ominously.

Detective Inspector Darren Swift thinks there are connections, and his investigation delves into the worlds of football, nightclubs and organised crime. But is he imagining things?

Dr. Helen Hope doesn’t think so. And she believes the key lies in a mysterious seventeenth-century occult book which has gone missing from Liverpool Library.

In the blistering sequel to Reprobation, DI Swift is forced to confront some inconvenient ghosts from his past, as a terrifying shadow lies over his city’s reality….

My Review

Thanks to the author for an ebook copy of the novel and to Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources, for organising the tour

11/02/2019 I’ve just started this morning, and 2 hours in I’m 40% of the way through, and loving it so far. Helen and Darren are so different in their approach to the mystery of the burning bodies, and the use of ‘extract’ from a mysterious 16th century text adds tension to the story. Gripped so far. I had to stop to have a break. I desperately want to know what’s happening.

This is one of those books where I want to know what happens next, but desperately don’t want to know.

15/02/2019 – I’ve had three sick days and now I’m back. Spent a productive hour this morning reading the last 29% of this novel. O my god! it was gripping, and heartbreaking. The tension burned with the storm and the writing, oh the writing, such lyricism!

I can’t wait to find out what happens next!

Keep scrolling for a chance to win a copy of the book, stationary and a cuddly peacock. I will be entering, because I want a cuddly peacock.


Author Bio –

Catherine Fearns is from Liverpool, UK. In previous incarnations she was a financial analyst, a cocktail pianist and a breastfeeding counsellor, but nowadays she likes to write. Her first novel, Reprobation, was published by Crooked Cat Books in October 2018 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller in several categories. The follow-up, Consuming Fire, is currently on pre-order and will be available in early 2019.

Catherine writes for music website Pure Grain Audio, and her music journalism has also appeared in Broken Amp and Noisey. Her short fiction and non-fiction pieces have been published in Here Comes Everyone, Toasted Cheese, Offshoots & Metal Music Studies. She holds a degree in History from Oxford University, a Masters from the London School of Economics, and is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association.

When Catherine is not writing, she plays guitar in a heavy metal band, mainly to annoy her four children.

Social Media Links –

Twitter: @metalmamawrites

Giveaway to Win a signed copy of Consuming Fire, Consuming Fire stationery, and a cuddly peacock! (Open Internationally)

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R Cawkwell

Hi I'm Rosemarie and I like to write. I write short stories and longer fiction, poetry and occasionally articles. I'm working on quite a few things at the minute and wouldn't mind one day actually getting published in print.

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