Readers, bookworms, bibliophiles, take note. Writers love reviews. They are the bread to our butter and the neeps to our tatties. Receiving feedback is wonderful; it shows that someone has taken the time and effort to read your book and feel it worthy of comment.
I have been heartened in the last month to receive some lovely feedback. First up, from well-known book blogger Stephanie Rothwell. I was thrilled that she nominated Love Until it Hurts as one of her #20booksofsummer20. You can read her review here:
Psychological thriller writer Louise Mullins also featured Love Until it Hurts on her website, calling it a ‘gripping chiller you won’t be able to put down.’ Louise is the author of the Death Valley series, has a background in forensic mental health, and has been dubbed ‘the Queen of Domestic Noir’, so this was praise indeed. You can find her critique here:
In addition, the British Journal of General Practice ran a review of my psychological thriller in its July edition, stating that ‘the narrative races along, helped by the use of the present tense and the bite-sized chapters, and the tension ramps up steadily towards the satisfying denouement.’ Dr. Ruth Cooper, my female protagonist, suffers from Imposter Syndrome and I can certainly relate to this as a writer, so to have this validation from my peers was very heartening. You can read the review here:
So, if you are looking for something to read on your Summer staycation look no further (and if you enjoy Love Until it Hurts an Amazon review would be much appreciated). Thank you!
Finally, encounters with readers can occur in the least predictable places. A few days ago I was out walking the dog when a cheery voice called after me. It was a lady who lives in my village and she wanted to tell me she was currently engrossed in my book and enjoying it. Welcome feedback indeed, and it certainly put a smile on my face.