#BookReview #AMatterOfTime by Claire Askew #BlogTour @HodderPublicity @HodderBooks @OneNightStanzas

I am super excited to share my review with you on blog tour for A Matter Of Life by Claire Askew. Which is out now!

At 8am the first shots are fired.

At 1pm, the police establish the gunman has a hostage.

By 5pm, a siege is underway.

At 9pm, DI Helen Birch walks, alone and unarmed, into an abandoned Borders farmhouse to negotiate with the killer.

One day. One woman. One chance to get everyone out alive.

My Thoughts

If that blurb and cover doesn’t sell it to you then I dont know what will because it certainly sparked my interest. I dont normally bother reading the blurb, but this is a new author for me. And this book has left me with my jaw touching the floor! I cannot begin to tell you how freaking awesome this book is. It has left me wondering why the hell I have never read anything by the author before.

From start to finish I was totally hooked. I devoured this story in a matter of hours I simply couldn’t put it down. It is well written and totally gripping. I loved DI Helen Birch and will definitely be read the other three books in this series. Yes this is the forth book and can be easily read has a standalone.

A Matter of Time is a fast paced nail biting read that will have you on the edge of your sit from start to finish. I loved that there is only a hand full of characters so we get to know them quickly. The tension in this story is outstanding when DI Birch risks it all when she comes face to face with the killer!

This book is a winner, I loved everything about it and would make a brilliant movie. I would give it 10 stars if I could….This a book you really dont want to miss. Grab yourself a copy on the link below

Massive thank you to Jenny for a copy and for inviting me to take part on the blog tour.

About the Author

Claire Askew is a poet, novelist and the current Writer in Residence at the University of Edinburgh. Her debut novel, All the Hidden Truths, was the winner of the 2016 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the 2014 Peggy Chapman-Andrews (Bridport) Novel Award. Claire holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh and has won a variety of accolades for her work, including the Jessie Kesson Fellowship and a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award.

Her debut poetry collection, This changes things, was published by Bloodaxe in 2016 and shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award and a Saltire First Book Award. In 2016 Claire was selected as a Scottish Book Trust Reading Champion, and she works as the Scotland tutor for women’s writing initiatives Write Like A Grrrl! and #GrrrlCon.

Claire Askew was born in 1986 and grew up in the Scottish Borders. She has lived in Edinburgh since 2004. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including The GuardianPoetry ScotlandPANKEdinburgh Review and Be The First To Like This: New Scottish Poetry (Vagabond Voices, 2014), and have been selected twice for the Scottish Poetry Library’s Best Scottish Poems of the Year. In 2013 she won the International Salt Prize for Poetry, and in 2014 was runner-up for the inaugural Edwin Morgan Poetry Award for Scottish poets under 30. She runs the One Night Stanza blog, and collects old typewriters (she currently has around 30).

One thought on “#BookReview #AMatterOfTime by Claire Askew #BlogTour @HodderPublicity @HodderBooks @OneNightStanzas

  1. Great review! That does grab your attention, doesn’t it? I’m not familiar with the author but I’m definitely curious..
    Thank you for sharing and hand a beautiful week!


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