Today I am delighted to have a guest reviewer on my blog. The wonderful Mark Tilbury. Very excited to be able to share with you his review of When Evil Calls Your Name as part of the Blog Blitz.
Even the darkest secrets can’t stay hidden forever…
When twenty-nine-year-old Cynthia Galbraith struggles to come to terms with her traumatic past and the realities of prison life, a prison counsellor persuades her to write a diary exploring the events that led to a life sentence for murder.
Although unconvinced at first, Cynthia finally decides she has all the time in the world and very little, if anything, to lose. As she begins writing she holds back nothing: sharing the thoughts she hadn’t dare vocalise, the things that keep her awake at night and haunt her waking hours.
Will the truth finally be revealed?
After having read White is the Coldest Colour I was keen to read this, and pleased to have been offered the chance to review it. When I started it I did wonder what was happening and where the story was going to go.
You find something out about Cynthia at the beginning and it shocked me. I couldn’t understand how she was in the situation she was, but that is what kept me reading, I wanted to find out more about her. It’s written from Cynthia’s point of view and at times can seem a bit disjointed. When you think about what she has been through and her current situation in this book, then it’s not surprising.
As the book continues you find out about Cynthia’s childhood and life events, her opinions of the world and how she views herself. She looks inside herself and quite literally pours it all out on paper.
John Nicholl has done a great job with this book. Written in a different style to White is the Coldest Colour he has managed to get inside Cynthia’s head and allow readers to get to know her better. Due to John having worked with Social Services it makes you realise that he would have met women in Cynthia’s position and this is a reality for some, not a piece of fiction.
A great follow up to White is the Coldest Colour that intrigues and keeps you turning the pages.
When Evil Calls Your Name is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link)