Saturday, 5 December 2020

#BlogTour The Sound of Your Soul by Anna Cookson

Today it's my turn on the BlogTour The Sound of Your Soul by Anna Cookson.

About the Author

Anna Cookson is an award winning TV and radio presenter, currently hosting the breakfast show on BBC Radio Kent. She can also be heard on BBC Radio London and in her work as a voiceover artist.

Anna has broadcast for some big names including Radio 1, QVC, Magic, Kiss, LBC, Capital and Heart. She won a New York Award for her chat show, Girls Talk, which was also nominated for a Sony Academy Award.

When she's not talking or writing, you'll find her travelling the world, climbing mountains and running marathons. She also enjoys practicing yoga, reiki and painting.

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About the book 

There are no fish, in the future. We killed them. But it's not just the ghosts of the shoals making artist Cally Dune unhappy. Her husband has gone. Vanished, after being called up for the President's new ‘Training Scheme'.

 "No body ever comes back the same." Worried whispers drift through the pubs, gathering like rainclouds to drip their paranoia into Cally's mind, which is already marinated in grief for Simon and fear about being called to Training herself.

 Letting the wine flow into the places where it hurts, Cally stumbles into the arms of a clammy banker and unwittingly discovers a disturbing and painful secret. She is propelled on a journey through the dust of Africa and the hidden tunnels deep below London...unravelling the fading scrolls of the ancient Egyptians and illuminating their lurid hieroglyphics.

 And ultimately towards a heartbreaking save her marriage or save her soul. Because now there's something else at stake. They are coming for it. And it's inside her.


The story follows Cally as she tries to come to terms with loss and grief. Her husband has vanished, although some whisper otherwise. On top of that she also grieves for someone she was never destined to meet. 

Driven by an almost paranoid feeling that something isn't quite right, the rumours that others haven't returned as the same person from the same place where Simon disappeared. A chance encounter opens her eyes to a truth that seems almost impossible to believe.

I didn't enjoy the first person narrative, combined with the artistic dramatic pauses and dialogue, it leaves the reader wanting someone to fill in the blanks. Third person would have given the story more direction and a less disjointed feel. Literary prose with a poetry vibe - an attempt to give a dystopian read an intellectual feel, although to be fair there are one or two successful moments.

The premise itself is interesting. It gives a different perception to the idea of souls, their importance and value. Also perhaps to the imagined thought that we may be connected to someone to an extent we can feel them and said connection. Then again the power of our imagination often plays games with us.

 Buy The Sound of Your Soul at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher : Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers; pub date 27 Sept. 2018. Buy at Amazon com. At Hive. At

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