Book Description:

Beautiful places hide dark secrets … 

Devon’s very own crime writer L.V Hay (The Other Twin, Do No Harm) brings forth three new short stories from her dark mind and poison pen:

– For kidnapped Meg and her young son Danny, In Plain Sight, the remote headland above Lynmouth is not a haven, but hell.

– A summer of fun for Catherine in Killing Me Softly becomes a winter of discontent … and death.

– In Hell And High Water, a last minute holiday for Naomi and baby Tommy  becomes a survival situation … But that’s before the village floods.

All taking place out of season when the majority of tourists have gone home, L.V Hay uses her local knowledge to bring forth dark and claustrophic noir she has come to be known for.

Did You Know …?

Known as England’s ‘Little Switzerland’, the Devon village of Lynmouth is famous for its Victorian cliff railway, fish n’ chips and of course, RD Blackmore’s Lorna Doone.

Located on the doorstep of the dramatic Valley of The Rocks and the South West Cliff Path, the twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth have inspired many writers, including 19th Century romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who honeymooned there in 1812.

My Thoughts:

The Lynmouth Stories is a collection of three short stories set in the atmospheric village of Lynmouth. The author really gets a sense of place through her writing and whilst the stories are more on the dark side, I would still love to be able to visit the area at some point if the opportunity ever arises.

I don’t want to go into the stories in any detail as this really is a quick read and took me around half an hour in total. If I start telling you any details, it would pretty much give the whole plot lines away. So it really is a case of the less you know the better.

In Plain Sight and Hell And High Water were my personal favourites out of the stories. They are both filled with lots of suspense and intrigue and were over far to quickly for me as I was enjoying the stories so much. The one think I like about short stories is that it is a could show case of the authors writing skills and what you can look forward to in their other novels.

The Lynmouth Stories is a gripping and quick read for anyone limited for time or fancies a quick reading fix. Really enjoyed it and looking forward to reading more books by the author.

The Lynmouth Stories is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

Author Bio –

Lucy V Hay is a script editor for film and an author of fiction and non-fiction. Publishing as LV Hay, Lucy’s debut crime novel, The Other Twin, is out now and has been featured in The Sun and Sunday Express Newspaper, plus Heatworld and Closer Magazine. Her second crime novel, Do No Harm, is an ebook bestseller. Her next title is Never Have I Ever for Hodder Books.

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