Saturday, 24 November 2018

#BlogTour A Hollow Sky by M. Sean Coleman


Today it's my turn on the BlogTour for A Hollow Sky by M. Sean Coleman, the second book in the Alex Ripley series. Coleman gives the reader an intriguing mixture of mystery, crime and whodunnit, then surrounds it with a layer of mysticism and skepticism in equal measures.

Enter the Giveaway below to win paperback copies of The Cuckoo Wood and A Hollow Sky, a cool tote bag with book quote from the publisher, a branded bookmark and some chocolates. (Open Internationally)


About the Author
Born in the UK and raised in South Africa, M. Sean Coleman developed a love for reading and writing novels in his early teens, thanks to two incredibly passionate English teachers who infected him with their love of words and stories. Over the intervening years, he has written film and television drama, cross-platform series, an interactive children’s storybook and a graphic novel series.

He finally found his niche as a thriller writer when he was asked to write a novel as part of the cross-platform project, Netwars. His first book, The Code, was published six months later, with the sequel, Down Time, hot on its heels. There was no going back.

He is obsessed with crime, mystery and thriller stories, especially those with a fresh or surprising angle. He writes novels from his home in The Cotswolds, where he lives with his husband and their three red dogs.
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About the book
Jane Hewitt had been miraculously healed—cured of a terminal cancer that had been eating away at her body for months. After one meeting with an incredible young woman, Jane rose from her wheelchair and walked out, believing that her lifetime of devoted faith had been rewarded. The next day, Jane died in her husband's arms, devastated that her God had deserted her. Her husband, Ian, blames her hastened death on the faith healer she visited. But that faith healer is a teenage girl called Megan, who has been in a coma for five years, and has no say over how her gift is used.

When Ian is arrested after being accused of breaking in to Megan's house and trying to tamper with her life support, he turns to the only person he knows can help clear his name, and stop this family deceiving any other victims—Dr Alex Ripley, the so called Miracle Detective.

Fascinated by Megan's case, and needing a distraction, Ripley finds herself on Holy Island, off the coast of North Wales, caught up in an investigation that will prove more sinister and dangerous than she could have imagined. Ian is not the first person to complain about Megan and her supporters, but he seems to be the only one left alive. For now.
A Hollow Sky is the second Alex Ripley Mystery

Review
This is the second book in the Alex Ripley Mystery series. Both The Cuckoo Wood and A Hollow Sky can be read as standalone novels. One of the small scenes in the first book features a character who later becomes a main character in the second.

Dr Alex Ripley dedicates her life to exposing the charlatans who try and trick the vulnerable and the gullible. The fakes with a supposed direct line of contact to the dead and the ability to mediate between the living and their dearly departed loved ones.

Jane Hewitt visits a miracle healer, a young girl in a coma called Megan, and is dead the next day. Her husband blames the scam operation that made his wife believe she had experienced a miraculous healing, which was then ripped away again in a few minutes, for her death. In her last moments she was convinced her God had forsaken her. Now Ian wants to make sure everyone knows that coma girl is as fake as a tan on an Essex girl.

Obviously Alex comes up against quite a lot of opposition. There are plenty of religious people, who believe in miracles and the power of faith. Crying statues, sudden healing and the power of mass belief. Logic, science and plain old common sense are the last things people want to believe in when they think they are experiencing a sign from God.

Coleman gives the reader an intriguing mixture of mystery, crime and whodunnit, then surrounds it with a layer of mysticism and skepticism in equal measures. It makes for a compelling read.

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Read my review of The Cuckoo Wood (Alex Ripley Mystery Book #1) by M.Sean Coleman


Enter the Giveaway below to win paperback copies of The Cuckoo Wood and A Hollow Sky, a cool tote bag with book quote from the publisher, a branded bookmark and some chocolates. (Open Internationally)



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