The Dark Place by Stephanie Rogers #BookReview #BlogTour

When you look at those you love, what do you see?

When Issy, young mother and beloved daughter, seemingly kills herself her family is devastated.

Believing she would never leave son Noah willingly, Jon and Mel determine to discover what really happened to Issy. As they and the rest of the family struggle to come to terms with tragedy, Jon and Mel start to realise Issy’s secrets come from a very dark place…

It's my pleasure to be hosting the blog tour for The Dark Place by Stephanie Rogers today. Many thanks to the author, Manatee Books and Tracy Fenton for inviting me and for my digital copy of the novel.

The opening chapter of The Dark Place briefly introduces the reader to Issy as she returns home following her first year at university. We learn very little about her here, other than she is the mother of a young son, Noah who is cared for by her parents and she seems to struggle to know how to relate to him. The moment when her life comes to a sudden and violent end is a shocking …

#BlogTours coming up on Hair Past A Freckle this Autumn

I can't believe it's September already, the six weeks of the school summer holidays have flown by again. This year only two of my daughters have that back to school feeling as my eldest has finished, she collected her A-Level results in August - and is now officially smarter than me! I'll be starting my new job as a 1:1 teaching assistant and cover TA on Monday so my reading hours may be curtailed a little but I'm still looking forward to reading and reviewing plenty of books this coming Autumn. I thought some of you might like a sneak peek at some of the blog tours I already have planned for September and October.

That old September feeling, left over from school days, of summer passing, vacation nearly done, obligations gathering, books and football in the air ... Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year's mistakes had been wiped clean by summer.  
Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose

September 4th - Hide and Seek by Richard Parker (Bookouture)
September 8th - Robert B. Parker's Debt to Pay by Reed Farrel Coleman (No Exit Press)
September 18th - The Daughter by Billy McLaughlin
September 21st - The Frozen Woman by Jon Michelet (No Exit Press)
September 24th - Maria in the Moon by Louise Beech (Orenda Books)
September 28th - House of Spines by Michael J. Malone (Orenda Books)
September 29th - Kisses from Nimbus by P.J 'Red' Riley (Clink Street Publishing)

I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. 
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

October 2nd - The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler (Riverrun/Quercus)
October 6th - Fatal Masquerade by Vivian Conroy (HQ Digital)
October 12th - The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen (Orenda Books)
October 16th - The Watcher by Monika Jephcott Thomas (Clink Street Publishing)
October 25th - Snare by Lilja Sigurdard√≥ttir (Orenda Books)
October 27th  - Rocco and the Nightingale (Dome Press)

I'm really looking forward to all these blog tours, I'll be reviewing all the books and will also have a couple of guest posts and an extract - plus a GIVEAWAY copy of Maria in the Moon by Louise Beech, so don't miss that!

Obviously I'll still be reading and reviewing books outside of the blog tours too, don't forget to subscribe to this blog or follow me using the various buttons in the sidebar on the home page and find me on Twitter as @karlou. Thank you so much to all the publishers, authors and blog tour organisers who have invited me onto their tours.