Genevieve Deboise is too good for Scott Dean. He’s always known that. It isn’t a shock to learn she is cheating on him.
What is a surprise is bumping into his childhood sweetheart in the woods where he’d planned to take solace in his heartbreak and bruised ego.
But running into Mary-Ann Jennings isn’t exactly the fairy tale it might seem.
Instead, his first love needs his help finding a USB stick that has fallen into the wrong hands. Now in the cellar of Genevieve’s new lover, Scotty must confront his feelings for both women in order to retrieve the missing USB stick.
On a quest to confront his past and locate Mary-Ann’s property, he journeys through the whispers that have always surrounded him.
Love will make you do crazy things.
But is it enough to get beneath the whispers?
Beneath The Whispers is a story that will capture the reader fully. For a novella, it is highly entertaining whilst not losing anything I would expect from a full length novel.
Freddie is without a doubt the star of this book. He brings a certain amount of humour to the story which was pleasantly surprising as not what I was expecting but made me enjoy it even more. The camaraderie between Scott and Freddie truly is priceless and I couldn’t get enough of it.
There is an air of mystery swirling around the story. It certainly got more suspenseful as it goes along and I really had no clue how it was all going to end, of which the ending was a definite surprise and certainly one that I was not expecting!
This is a gem of a novella by an author who deserves to be highly acclaimed. It’s one I can see being read and enjoyed in many years to come by new and old fans alike. Beneath The Whispers is a definite must read if you enjoy a compelling story full of mystery and suspense with a very unexpected twist.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
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Jim was first published in an English School Textbook in 1987. He won a competition to draw a dog-walking machine. Having won an art competition the year before, he felt that at the age of eleven he had peaked and consequently retired from the world of art.
For 10 years Jim wrote for a number of websites reviewing and interviewing bands in his own unique way, as well as contributing dark poems and comedic features.
He writes dark psychological/thrillers that have endings that you won’t see coming, and favours stories packed with wit. He has written three novels released through Zombie Cupcake Press and has also contributed to several anthologies. Coming soon is his psychological/mystery ‘Beneath The Whispers’ released by Crazy Ink. He also has short stories appearing in the following anthologies ‘War Paint’, ‘Crazy Fools’, ‘AWOL A.I.’ and ‘The End?’.
Jim has a very strange sense of humour and is often considered a little odd. When not writing he will be found playing the drums, watching football and eating chocolate. He lives with his long-suffering wife and three beautiful children in Swindon, Wiltshire.