Today’s author is Monika Jephcott-Thomas, whose book The Watcher I reviewed earlier. She’s going to tell us something about herself and her book. Enjoy.
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Publication Date: (10 Oct. 2017)
It’s 1949 when Netta’s father Max is released from a Siberian POW camp and returns to his home in occupied Germany. But he is not the man the little girl is expecting – the brave, handsome doctor her mother Erika told her stories of. Erika too struggles to reconcile this withdrawn, volatile figure with the husband she knew and loved before, and, as she strives to break through the wall Max has built around himself, Netta is both frightened and jealous of this interloper in the previously cosy household she shared with her mother and doting grandparents. Now, if family life isn’t tough enough, it is about to get even tougher, when a murder sparks a police investigation, which begins to unearth dark secrets they all hoped had been forgotten.
Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/2jpKeBs
About the author: Monika Jephcott Thomas grew up in Dortmund Mengede, north-west Germany. She moved to the UK in 1966, enjoying a thirty year career in education before retraining as a therapist. Along with her partner Jeff she established the Academy of Play & Child Psychotherapy in order to support the twenty per cent of children who have emotional, behavioural, social and mental health problems by using play and the creative Arts. A founder member of Play Therapy UK, Jephcott Thomas was elected President of Play Therapy International in 2002. In 2016 her first book Fifteen Words was published.
Website – http://monika-jephcott-thomas.com/
I’m taking part in this blog tour for The Watcher, by Monika Jephcott Thomas. It’s about a young girl in Germany after WW2 watching her parents try to get their lives back together after her father’s return from war and imprisonment. It explores PTSD and the effects on children.
Published by: HQ
Publication Date: 21st September 2017
She’s watching you, but who’s watching her?
Lily Gullick lives with her husband Aiden in a new-build flat opposite an estate which has been marked for demolition. A keen birdwatcher, she can’t help spying on her neighbours.
Until one day Lily sees something suspicious through her binoculars and soon her elderly neighbour Jean is found dead. Lily, intrigued by the social divide in her local area as it becomes increasingly gentrified, knows that she has to act. But her interference is not going unnoticed, and as she starts to get close to the truth, her own life comes under threat.
But can Lily really trust everything she sees?
This week I’m taking part in a blog tour for The Watcher by Ross Armstrong, published by HQ. My review will be up on the 20th but there are several other blogs for you to have a look at.