Saturday, January 16, 2016

What is Nina Milton reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Nina Milton, author of Beneath the Tor.

Her entry begins:
I've chosen “Marmite books” for Writers Read. I'll explain: Marmite is the UK’s favourite yeast extract spread, and it is said that people either love or hate it. Some books gain a similar response from readers, and here are the ones that I loved reading in 2015, but some others hated. As a writer of crime, I’ve chosen three books that can broadly be described as ‘crime novels’.

I Saw a Man by Owen Sheers

Control. That’s one of the skills I admire in writer, and Owen Sheers fourth novel has it in ice cream scoops. I Saw a Man is a tantalizing and intriguing read. I noticed that reviewers can’t make up their mind about what this book is – billed from literature to crime thriller, it defies categories.

In the first sentence of the book, we’re informed that Michael Turner will experience ‘an event that will change all their lives‘ when he walks into his neighbour’s house, and the pages turn as if the wind is playing on them while I read on, slowly edging towards that discovery.

Michael needs to collect an item he loaned to Josh next door. He finds his neighbour’s backdoor open, and...[read on]
About Beneath the Tor, from the publisher:
After dancing through the night on Midsummer Eve at the Glastonbury Tor, Alys Hollingberry suddenly dies. Sabbie Dare is in shock over the news, and when Alys’s shamanic guru confesses that she may have unwittingly taken drugs during his ritual, Sabbie’s shock turns into horror.

Having received sinister emails about Alys, her grieving husband Brice approaches Sabbie for help. She turns to the spirit world for guidance but receives only conflicting and enigmatic answers.

Sabbie tries seeking help from her boyfriend, Detective Inspector Rey Buckley, but he is embroiled in problems of his own. As she heads closer to the truth about Alys’s death, a deranged killer is also heading towards a final victim, and both are closer to Sabbie than she knows.
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