Thursday, 26 March 2020

#BlogTour Towards the Vanishing Point by Jan Turk Petrie

Today it's my turn on the BlogTour Towards the Vanishing Point by Jan Turk Petrie.
About the Author
The author Jan Turk Petrie lives in the Cotswolds, S.W. England. She is the author of the fast paced Nordic thriller series: the Eldísvík novels. All three of these novels are set in 2068 in a fictional city state just below the arctic circle.

'Until the Ice Cracks' - the first of the trilogy was published in July 2018.
Volume Two - 'No God for a Warrior' was published in November 2018
The third and final volume - 'Within Each Other's Shadow' was published in April 2019

The ebook boxset - The Eldísvík Trilogy was published in August 2019. Jan's fourth novel - 'Too Many Heroes' - a gripping new post-war thriller set in the East End of London was published in August 2019. Her fifth book  ' Towards the Vanishing Point' was published in Jan 2020.

A former English teacher with an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Gloucestershire, Jan has also written numerous, prize-winning short stories.

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About the book
What would you do if your best friend was about to risk everything?
In the North of England in1938, two ten-year-old girls, Lily Hetherington and Stella Marsden, form a close if unlikely friendship that endures despite their wartime experiences. After the war, the two women are working as nursing auxiliaries when Lily meets male nurse Will Bagshaw. Stella begins to hear sinister rumours about the man, but the besotted Lily won’t listen to a word said against him.

Can Stella make her see sense before it’s too late? Building to a tense, dramatic climax, this is a story of friendship, love, loyalty and the ultimate betrayal.

The chapters building up to Lily and her relationship with Will take up half of the book, so the general feel of it is one of two friends growing up and coming-of-age together.

Stella and Lily have a friendship formed from an unusual connection and perhaps because their lives are different, then again it might be despite of those differences. Either way the two of them forge the kind of bond that lasts many years regardless of what life throws their way.

They bungle their way through childhood, teenage years and young adulthood with heartache and disruption. The kind of life-changing surprises that can either solidify relationships or break them.

What do they say - no smoke without fire? Some people think Will is dodgy others just think he is unlucky. What are the chances of losing multiple wives tragically, even if it's not at the same time. Unfortunately the warning signs the son is exhibiting are all attributed to the death of his mother and the grief he is feeling.

It's historical fiction with contemporary issues woven into the story. It fills me with sadness that it is one of those topics that hasn't really made enough progress, despite this tale going back over half a century. Domestic violence and coercive control are still grossly misunderstood and the handling of it is still less than satisfactory.

But the author puts more of a sinister mark on it by giving it a bit of a Dr. Crippen vibe - making this more of a crime read, but then this author does like to mix it up a little.

Buy Towards the Vanishing Point at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Pintail Press; pub date 2 Jan. 2020. Buy at Amazon com.

Read my review of Too Many Heroes by Jan Turk Petrie.

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