Whoop whoop! I’m thrilled to be hosting the blog tour for Eileen Wharton’s stand-alone thriller Hear Me Cry.
Massive thank you to Zoë O’Farrell of Zooloo’s Book Tours for inviting me on the tour and to Red Dragon Publishing for my advanced e-copy of Hear Me Cry.
A nun hiding a chilling secret. A literary agent, Katie Kovacs is ghost-writing her mysterious memoir, and delves into her grisly past. What secrets will be revealed?
Heather Parnell runs away from a commune in the 1970s and in a disastrous catalogue of events, is involved in the death of three elderly people. She becomes the focus of a media storm, who name her, The Commune Murderer.
Katie has her own demons. Haunted by an abduction she witnessed as a child, Katie believes she is being stalked. Her six-year-old son went missing years before, and Katie was convinced her husband was responsible.
Will she ever find out what really happened to Oliver?
Will she finally unearth the truth about Britain’s most notorious female killer?
SHE INVITED HER INTO HER HEAD, NOW SHE CAN’T GET HER OUT.
What Did I Think?
What the hell have I just read?? I’ve read Eileen Wharton’s Blanket of Blood before and thoroughly enjoy the dark police procedural. But this, Hear My Cry is another level of twisted darkness from Wharton!!!
I loved the different narratives and forms of communication. Hearing what was inside Heather and Katie’s heads mixed with the correspondence between the two made interesting readings. The discussion Heather had about Daddy Long Legs made me shudder. These creatures are in my strange warped logic flying spiders so talking about them sent shivers down my spine. But the more I read of Heather’s experience the more I was chilled. Daddy Long Legs were just the start of her chilling narrative, bejeezus I didn’t know what to think!
The chapters of regression therapy in the mid 70s are traumatic. Whoever is subjected to this oof’s control and capture I felt so sorry for. These chapters were difficult to read and that’s before I had to translate the oof’s dialect! The captor’s voice chilled me!
The more I read of Katie’s narrative the more I questioned her. Was she the reliable narrator I thought she was at the beginning? Dreamy Mark does admittedly become a despicable example of a human being. Is Katie’s narrative a result of this or is there more to her? But what ensued was horrific.
Each chapter ends with a question, intentional or not. But this reader had questions about what she’d just read and it kept her reading; answers were needed!!!
Wharton has written a tense sinister thriller which left me reeling as the story went on. Only on reading the final chapter did all the pieces slot into place. This is a startling and brilliantly dark read that I couldn’t get enough of!
Who Is E F Wharton?
Eileen Wharton is an Oscar winning actress, Olympic gymnast, and Influencer. She also tells lies for a living. Her first novel was published in 2011 to worldwide critical acclaim. And she’s won awards for exaggeration. It did top the Amazon humour chart so she’s officially a best-selling author. She currently has five ‘lively’ offspring ranging from thirty-three to fourteen years of age, and has no plans to procreate further, much to the relief of the local schools and police force. She lives on a council estate in County Durham. She has never eaten kangaroo testicles, is allergic to cats and has a phobia of tinned tuna. She’s retired from arguing with people on the internet.
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