Friday, 14 May 2021

#BlogTour A Knot of Sparrows by Cheryl Rees-Price

It's my turn on the BlogTour A Knot of Sparrows by Cheryl Rees-Price.

About the Author

Cheryl Rees-Price was born in Cardiff and moved as a young child to a small ex-mining village on the edge of the Black Mountain range, South Wales, where she still lives with her husband, daughters and cats. After leaving school she worked as a legal clerk for several years before leaving to raise her two daughters.

Cheryl returned to education, studying philosophy, sociology, and accountancy whilst working as a part time book keeper. She now works as a finance director for a company that delivers project management and accounting services.

In her spare time Cheryl indulges in her passion for writing, the success of writing plays for local performances gave her the confidence to write her first novel. Her other hobbies include walking and gardening which free her mind to develop plots and create colourful characters.

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About the book

Welsh detective Winter Meadows takes on a new murder case. There were a lot of things you could call Stacey Evans. And many of them would be true. And unprintable. But did she deserve to be murdered?

DI Winter Meadows has no doubt of the answer when he takes on the case. The crime was violent. The victim helpless. But the motives are many, and the only clue is a strange word left on Stacey’s body.

DI Meadows struggles to pierce the secrecy surrounding the teenager’s busy love life. Was the killer one of her pursuers acting out of jealousy? Maybe someone’s wife seeking revenge?

But as each suspect is excluded from the enquiry, and other markings turn up, Meadows is convinced that something more sinister is afoot. When another body is found, a veil of silence descends like a fog upon Gaer Fawr. What more will it take for the village to give up its secrets?

A Knot of Sparrows is the fourth standalone title in a series of murder mysteries by best-selling author Cheryl Rees-Price. It will appeal to fans of David Pearson, L J Ross, John Dean, Joy Ellis, and Pippa McCathie.

The full list of books is as follows: the Silent Quarry, Frozen Minds, Suffer the Children and A Knot of Sparrows. Cheryl Rees-Price is also the author of the standalone thriller Blue Hollow. All of these books are FREE with Kindle Unlimited and available in paperback from Amazon.


If you are a bad person, a truly despicable piece of garbage who has blood on their hands - do you deserve death? I guess that is one of those ethical and controversial questions. Stacey Evans falls into the category of not quite innocent, so does she deserve to be stalked and murdered?

You'd think everyone would be absolutely invested in finding her killer and yet her actions whilst alive means a lot of people aren't that sorry, despite the brutal nature of her death.

I have to be honest, for the majority of the book I was wondering about the title and how it relates to the plot. Then in the last few chapters I was like - oh right, now I get it. In fact kudos to the author for that clever wee plot twist. It was a bit like a certain Christie mystery crime reaching the final crescendo.

I kind of liked the chaos of the plot. DI Meadows is a bit like a headless chicken at times. The crimes, the alibis, the motives - none of it makes sense. Here and there a piece of the puzzle slots into a possible scenario only to be discounted further down the line. Even the reader starts to wonder who the heck dunnit? That's part of the fun though.

That's not taking away from the seriousness of the crime plot though, which is an interesting play on hive mentality.

Buy A Knot of Sparrows at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher : The Book Folks - publishers of bestselling Welsh crime fiction pub date 28 Feb. 2021. Buy at Amazon com.

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