Friday 15 October 2021

#BlogTour Song of the Robin by R.V. Biggs

 It's my turn on the BlogTour for Sarah Macintyre series by R.V. Biggs, starting with The Song of the Robin followed by Reunion and Broken in a few days on this three book tour.

About the Author

R V Biggs lives in a small ex-mining village near Wolverhampton, England, with his wife Julie and Mags the black lab. He has four grown up children and eight grandchildren. Walking with the dog is a favourite pastime and much of the story line for his first novel was developed during these lengthy outings.

Robert worked for 35 years in telecommunications but changed career paths to a managerial supporting role within a local Mental Health National Health Service trust. It was during the period between these roles that the concept for his first novel was born.

Robert is a firm believer that destiny and co-incidence exist hand in hand and this conviction extends to his writing. He has a passion for holistic well-being and after first-hand experience of the potential healing powers of Reiki, a form of energy therapy, took a Reiki level 1 training course to heighten his spiritual awareness. Robert’s experiences in these areas helped conceive the ideas that led to Song of the Robin and its sequels Reunion and Broken, novels with central themes of fate, love, and the strength of family. His writing is not fantasy however but is set in modern times involving real people living real lives. Follow RVBiggs on Facebook, Visit

About the book

The whispered voices and unsettling dreams were puzzling enough, but when the visions began, disquiet crept into Sarah Richards heart.

Living a joyless and unfulfilled existence, Sarah’s life, however, is ordered and routine. But one autumn morning she sees a figure waving to her, the figure of a man more ghostly than real.

Several times he appears, but is the spectre harmless, or are his intentions malevolent? Disturbed and intrigued, Sarah endeavours to understand the mystery, to identify her unknown stalker.

But with each visitation, she becomes ever more bewildered, and as her ordered life begins to unravel, she questions the reality of all that she knows, and with mounting horror, even her own sanity.


Sarah's life is existing and not living. Day in and day out the same routine, until one day something or someone inserts itself into her life and emotions. A presence that awakens certain emotions and reactions, and yet grows steadily more malevolent in nature.

I think it's quite important to skirt entirely around the revelation that gives readers a certain solution. At the same time doing so means taking everyone in a different direction. The story often clashes in that regard. On one side you have the truth and on the other side you have what the truth could possibly be.

It's a speculative read that wanders heavily into sight, sound, senses connected to the aspect of spirituality, and perhaps also the things we are unable to explain.

At times it is long-winded and could do with an edit, I think there is also this element of trying to outsmart the reader. The result is a a feeling of disconnect, confusion and a plot that needs to be tightened. Indeed there moments that don't seem to make a lot of sense, possibly because the author has written the trilogy and has written it knowing where it's going and what's coming - the downside is the reader doesn't have the same insight.

Buy Song of the Robin at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Pub date May 2 2017. Buy at Amazon com.

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