I am excited about this as Tammy's new novel contains mind-blowing twists and the ending is incredibly creepy. It's one of those novels that you want to press into people's hands while exclaiming 'you have to read this!' And I'm in the lucky position of being able to give three copies away to you lucky readers as part of a blog tour.
I won my copy in a competition at Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing festival in Harrogate in July. At the time I didn't realise it was Tammy's new novel as it was covered in brown paper and said 'do not open until Christmas' in the top right hand corner. Tammy was there and when she saw I had the mystery book she said it was her new one and teased me saying I couldn't open it until Christmas, and I didn't, until last week when she sent me a tweet to say 'open it now'.
|Me and Tammy at Harrogate|
Dying For Christmas contains a storyline that becomes more twisted with each turn of the page. There's no use turning to the last page to see what the ending is either, as it will be no help in unravelling this well constructed plot. This is a game of manipulation, control and abuse on many levels, that makes Gone Girl look like a beginners guide to gaslighting. The writing is subtle in places, more is left to your imagination than is whipped out on the page, making the impact of those scenes even more powerful as they draw you into the game. Dying For Christmas is a clever, shocking and compulsive page-turner that was well worth the wait. You'll never look at presents under the tree in the same light again.
I am missing. Held captive by a blue-eyed stranger. To mark the twelve days of Christmas, he gives me a gift every day, each more horrible than the last. The twelfth day is getting closer. After that, there’ll be no more Christmas cheer for me. No mince pies, no carols. No way out …
But I have a secret. No-one has guessed it. Will you?
For your chance to win one of the three copies of Dying For Christmas by Tammy Cohen, please leave a comment below by the end of Wednesday 26 November (UK time).
And check out the Twitter accounts below who are also on the blog tour for more details about the book and prizes.