Am I allowed to say well done to my main character Helen? Found out this morning that The Perfect Neighbours is No.1 in Amazon UK's Women Sleuths chart. Thanks again to Killer Reads and to everyone who's bought, read, reviewed or blogged.
It was great to talk today about my life, times and writing on BBC Radio Humberside and get 3 of my favourite records played. Thank you to Phil White for the opportunity. It was lovely to chat again. I'm on from 2.25.27 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p062zjkg
Thrilled to get this feature in Lincolnshire Today. Thank you Lincolnshire Today for giving me this home-town support.
I'm delighted to have been given an interview by author Jenny Kane on her lovely blog. http://jennykane.co.uk/blog/interview-with-rachel-sargeant-the-perfect-neighbours/
It's a special book that can hold the attention when the reader is unwell. I found three that kept me going. http://www.rachelsargeant.co.uk/good-teen-novels/
With thanks to Jo for featuring the true story of Muriel Wakeford, a nurse at Gallipoli, on her blog today. http://jaffareadstoo.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/sunday-ww1-remembered.html
Here's what I read in January. Thank you BookConnectors for recommending these great crime novels. http://www.rachelsargeant.co.uk/four-great-crime-novels/
Here's my review of Rafferty Lincoln Loves by Emily Williams Author http://www.rachelsargeant.co.uk/review-rafferty-lincoln-loves-emily-williams/
I always enjoy reading the Best of Crime posts on Victoria Goldman's excellent Off the Shelf blog. Today I'm thrilled to be featured there myself. I reveal my favourites in all things Crime. http://off-the-shelfbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/best-of-crime-with-rachel-sargeant.html
Excited to see The Perfect Neighbours advertised on iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/the-perfect-neighbours/id1276052698?mt=11#
Thank you to Terry Lynn Thomas-Writer and Lover of Ghost Stories for featuring me on her author blog today. http://terrylynnthomas.com/rachel-sargeant-get-your-thriller-groove-going/
It's the final stop on my blog tour. Today I write about how I got published. Thank you to Karen at My Reading Corner for providing the opportunity. http://www.myreadingcorner.co.uk/2017/12/perfect-neighbours-rachel-sargeant-guest-post-rachelsargeant3-killerreads-theperfectneighbours.html
A big thank you to Clair at Have Books Blog for providing the penultimate stop on my tour. Today there's an extract from The Perfect Neighbours set in a German Christmas market. https://havebookswillread.com/2017/12/21/the-perfect-neighbours-rachel-sargeant/
Here's stop number six on my blog tour. A big thank you to Kerry at Chat About Books for providing the opportunity.https://chataboutbooks.wordpress.com/2017/12/20/authorinterview-with-rachelsargeant3-the-perfect-neighbours-blogtour-harpercollins/
A big thank you to Dominic Cotter for the opportunity to chat about my books on his lovely, festive show on BBC Gloucestershire today. To hear the interview, listen here from 18.49 mins to 46.20 mins. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05nm19w
With thanks to Shaz's Book Blog for providing the fifth stop on my blog tour. Today I talk about the pros and cons of writing courses. https://shazsbookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/the-write-stuff-with-rachel-sargeant.html
With thanks to Becca at Pretty Little Books for providing the fourth stop on my blog tour and for writing such a lovely review.
It's stop number three on my blog tour today and I write about creating characters. With thanks to Jen at Jen Meds Book Reviews for providing this opportunity and for the truly amazing review.https://jenmedsbookreviews.com/2017/12/17/blogtour-the-perfect-neighbours-by-rachel-sargeant-rachelsargeant3-killerreads/
With thanks to Lorraine at the Book Review Café for providing the second stop on my blog tour and for taking the trouble to read the book and give it a lovely review. https://thebookreviewcafe.com/2017/12/16/blog-tour-the-perfect-neighbours-by-rachel-sargeant-killerreads-rachelsargeant3-guestpost-review/
Thank you Emily Williams for this lovely review. http://emilywilliamsauthor.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/book-review-perfect-neighbours-by.html
With many thanks to Emily Williams for providing the first stop on my first ever blog tour. http://emilywilliamsauthor.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/blog-tour-rachel-sargeant.html
Here are my top five books of 2017. http://www.rachelsargeant.co.uk/top-reads-2017/
http://www.rachelsargeant.co.uk/wonderful-book-bloggers/ Here's my blog in praise of wonderful book bloggers.😀
Excited and nervous . One month to The Perfect Neighbours publication. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfect-Neighbours-gripping-psychological-thriller-ebook/dp/B074M2VJ3P/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1510737491&sr=1-1&keywords=the+perfect+neighbours
In a Dark, Dark Wood is a Great, Great Book. A page-turning mix of modern psychological thriller and traditional country house murder mystery.
The setting is perfect - a modern house with huge picture windows. As one of the characters remarks, it is like a lit stage and the house guests are the players on show to a hidden audience in the surrounding wood. It's miles from anywhere, no mobile signal, the landline goes down and there's even a sprinkling of snow to make the characters feel more cut off.
And the set-up is perfect too. Out of the blue, Nora is invited to a hen party for her former best friend whom she hasn't seen for ten years.
Author Ruth Ware must be an Agatha Christie fan. Not only are there elements of And Then There Were None - as alluded to in the text - but also there are nods to The Sittaford Mystery and The Hollow.
I loved the way the plot unfolded. Just like the rhyme from which the novel takes its title, a little more suspense is added with each chapter. 4 and 1/2 Stars. Ideal for TV adaptation. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Wood-Ruth-Ware-ebook/dp/B00UAXZ86I/ref=dp_kinw_strp_1