Song of the Robin is set in modern times. It tells the story of a young woman’s week long emotional, physical and spiritual struggle against descending madness, and the fight of a husband and daughter, desperate to save her.
Regarding genre, it would sit within Psychological Mystery.
The whispered voices and unsettling dreams were puzzling enough, but when the visions began, disquiet crept into Sarah Richards’ heart.
Living a joyless and unfulfilled existence, Sarah’s life, however, is ordered and routine. But one autumn morning she sees a figure waving to her, the figure of a man more ghostly than real
Several times he appears, but is the spectre harmless, or are his intentions malevolent?
Disturbed and intrigued, Sarah endeavours to understand the mystery, to identify her unknown stalker.
But with each visitation, she becomes ever more bewildered, and as her ordered life begins to unravel, she questions the reality of all that she knows, and with mounting horror, even her own sanity.
I jumped at the chance to read this book after hearing such good things about it and they sure has hell wasn’t wrong. This story is so beautifully written I just couldn’t peel my eyes away from it and devoured it in a day.
What I didn’t realise was that the story is set close to where I live, so there are plenty of places mentioned that I know which made it even more exciting for me. That I have now found another new local author to read.
The author draws you in from the start and keeps you there until the very last page when we meet Sarah and follow her on a journey that will keep you guessing until the end. I love the fact that this story has that ghostly spiritual element to it. Who is Sarah’s stalker I kept asking myself! the more I got drawn in the more I wanted to know. With an outcome that left me shell shocked! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!
Song of the Robin is a truly spellbinding read which I loved everything about it. Sarah’s character is awesome and I loved her friendship with Rachel.
Not only are there plenty of twists and turns in this story but there was also some OMG moments. Now I am left looking forward to reading the second book in the series.
I would like to thank Anne Cater for a copy and inviting me to take part on the tour.
R V Biggs lives in a small ex-mining village near Wolverhampton, England, with his wife Julie, and Mags the black lab. He has four grown up children and six grandchildren.
Walking with the dog is a favorite pastime and much of the story line for his first novel was developed during these lengthy outings.
Robert worked for 35 years in telecommunications but changed career paths to a managerial supporting role within a local Mental Health NHS trust. It was during the period between these roles that the concept for Song of the Robin was born.
Robert is a firm believer that destiny and co-incidence exist hand in hand and this conviction extends to his writing. He has a passion for holistic well-being and after first-hand experience of the potential healing powers of Reiki, a form of energy therapy, took a Reiki level 1 training course to heighten his spiritual awareness. Robert’s experiences in these areas helped conceive the ideas that led to Song of the Robin and its sequel Reunion, novels with central themes of fate, love and the strength of family. His writing however is not fantasy but is set in modern times involving real people living real lives.
Publication date information, format information (print/ebook), price and link to buy
- Song of the Robin was originally published in 2012. It has since undergone a re-write and received a Books Go Social silver quality award in 2018.
- It is available in both e-book and paperback formats at £1.99 and £6.99 respectively.
- Song of the Robin can be found on amazon here for e-book or paperback, and for other e-devices from here.