Today on Life Of A Nerdish Mum I am extremely happy to be part of the blog tour for Trembleath by Ruth Shedwick. A big thank you to Emma Welton and the author for having me along.
Amelia Scott is re-building her life in Southern England following a disastrous relationship. It was going to be an adventure, but when she hears news of a young girl found dead and another goes missing, she quickly begins to learn there is more to Creek Bay than she could ever imagine.
A village hiding a dark secret, two families at war, Amelia Scott gets caught up in a murder investigation with dire consequences.
I found Amelia a really relatable character. Most of us have made big decisions following heartbreak. Some of us chop and colour our hair and some of us, like Amelia move away. She's led by her heart and doesn't always make the best decisions for her. Sometimes I wanted to shake her and tell her to stand up for herself.
The story was nicely paced and kept me reading. I felt invested and really wanted to know what had happened.
I would have liked a bit more world development as Creek Bay could have been any small village, but that might have been the point.
I really enjoyed reading Trembleath and I'm really hoping for a second book. This is a well written and atmospheric debut novel and I'm looking forward to more work from Ruth Shedwick.
I have this book 4 stars.
About The Author
Graduating from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in Environmental Planning, her passion for the natural environment and love for creatures great and small is evident in her writing. She currently lives on rural moorland on the edge of ancient woodland and shares her home with four cats and a wolf and spends most of her time ‘earthing’. Since an early age, Ruth has been intrigued by the ancient world, folklore, myths and legends and explores the unknown.
As well as writing, Ruth dabbles in Graphic Design and has worked with local charities including South Lancashire Bat Group and Rooley Heritage.
Ruth is also the creative mind behind Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival (first Chocolate Festival in the UK). She organised the event for the first 5 years, winning an award for Best Small Event in Greater Manchester. Capitalising on her passion for the paranormal, Ruth organised the Whitefield Halloween Festival whose specially commissioned beer by Outstanding Beers went on to win awards. Building partnerships with local community groups and businesses for over 20 years, promoting Town Centres and staging large-scale events to boost the local economy and bring communities together.
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