Monday, 18 March 2019

#BlogTour This Strange Hell by C.J. Sutton


It's my turn on the BlogTour This Strange Hell by C.J. Sutton today. It's a fast-paced brutal and often violent thriller with a questionable main character.


About the Author
C.J. Sutton is a writer based in Melbourne, Australia. He holds a Masters in journalism and creative writing and supports the value of study through correspondence. His fictional writing delves into the unpredictability of the human mind and the fears that drive us.

As a professional writer C. J. Sutton has worked within the hustle and bustle of newsrooms, the competitive offices of advertising and the trenches of marketing. But his interest in creating new characters and worlds has seen a move into fiction, which has always pleaded for complete attention. Dortmund Hibernate was his debut novel, released by Crooked Cat Books on July 18. It is available now - mybook.to/dortmundhibernate
His new novel, This Strange Hell, was released on March 15.

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About the book
A suited man runs from a burning tower in Melbourne as bodies rain down upon him.

Before the city’s millions can compose, he boards a train into the countryside. Hiding his identity and changing his appearance, the man finds his way to Sulley Ridge, a lawless town in the heart of the harsh Victorian outback.

The following day, a burned man wakes up in a hospital bed. Surging with rage, he speaks a name. Within an hour, the suited man’s face is across every screen in the country. It’s the greatest manhunt Australia has ever seen.

But as he tries to camouflage in Sulley Ridge, he soon realises the town has its own problems. Under the iron fist of a violent leader, the locals are trapped within slow and torturous decay…

As we learn more about the night of the burning tower, the connection between the suited man and the burned man threatens to leave a trail of destruction across the state.

Here is the story of a man on the run from his past, as the line between sanity and evil is danced upon. Here is the tale of This Strange Hell.

Review
What kind of man kills men, women and children without giving it a second thought? What's worse is the way he killed them - a huge ball of fire. A large apartment building full of families, who are ripped apart and destroyed in the blink of an eye.

It's sort of the luck of the draw that Brady ends up in a troubled town with people who are willing to overlook his recent actions, but only if he is open to negotiation. I'll scratch your back if you'll scratch mine kind of thing.

This is a story about a small town rising up to defeat the evil that has invaded and taken root in their lives. The kind of evil that has no boundaries and is willing to kill, maim, disfigure and destroy without any compunction at all. Evil has many faces, no loyalty and can buy plenty of friends.

The premise questions the validity and influence of media in controversial events. How the narrative can be determined by one person, regardless of whether it is true or not, and picked up by the world press. The innocent are tried and convicted in the court of general opinion, and the guilty are drawn and quartered by the same media.

Sutton plays with the question of guilt and innocence. Does one bad deed mean a person is no longer capable of good ones, even if it is an atrocious and heinous bad deed? Can such a person redeem themselves?

It's a fast-paced brutal and often violent thriller with a questionable main character. A man who appears to be hiding from his unforgivable actions, a man without a conscience, and yet there seems to be so much more he isn't telling everyone.

There is no doubt, this is indeed a strange hell.

Buy This Strange Hell at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Crooked Cat Books; pub date 15 Mar. 2019.


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