I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for The Lynmouth Stories from LV Hay. Three short stories packed into this 33 page novel. Thanks to rachelsrandomresources and the author for the invite onto the tour.
Before I share my thoughts, here’s what the official blurb says:
Beautiful places hide dark secrets …
Devon’s very own crime writer L.V Hay (The Other Twin, Do No Harm) brings forth three new short stories from her dark mind and poison pen:
– For kidnapped Meg and her young son Danny, In Plain Sight, the remote headland above Lynmouth is not a haven, but hell.
– A summer of fun for Catherine in Killing Me Softly becomes a winter of discontent … and death.
– In Hell And High Water, a last minute holiday for Naomi and baby Tommy becomes a survival situation … But that’s before the village floods.
All taking place out of season when the majority of tourists have gone home, L.V Hay uses her local knowledge to bring forth dark and claustrophic noir she has come to be known for.
Did You Know …?
Known as England’s ‘Little Switzerland’, the Devon village of Lynmouth is famous for its Victorian cliff railway, fish n’ chips and of course, RD Blackmore’s Lorna Doone.
Located on the doorstep of the dramatic Valley of The Rocks and the South West Cliff Path, the twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth have inspired many writers, including 19th Century romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who honeymooned there in 1812.
Three short stories, 30 pages and 30 minutes of intense and intelligent narrative. I don’t want to say anything about the stories as it really would give the game away.
My favourite story out of the three was the last one, In Hell and High Water”. The suspense, sense of claustrophobia and fear was palpable and I’m still thinking about it now!
But what I will say is that once again Lucy V Hay proves her talent by painting a perfect picture, creating a perfect sense of place about this small seaside village. She made it sound both attractive and sinister at the same time and created a cast of well drawn out characters who all got right under my skin. Each tightly plotted and cleverly written, this is a perfect pick up for a quick but intense read.
The Lynmouth Stories is available to purchase from:
About the author:
Author Bio –
Lucy V Hay is a script editor for film and an author of fiction and non-fiction. Publishing as LV Hay, Lucy’s debut crime novel, The Other Twin, is out now and has been featured in The Sun and Sunday Express Newspaper, plus Heatworld and Closer Magazine. Her second crime novel, Do No Harm, is an ebook bestseller. Her next title is Never Have I Ever for Hodder Books.
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