I thought I’d do a bit of a round-up post with links to a couple of blogs I’ve recently written for Bold Strokes sites, and to two lovely advance reviews for No Good Reason.
The annual UK BSB Fest will take place in Nottingham this coming weekend (6-7th June) and all the attending authors have been blogging on the theme of change over at the official website. My own blog – Everything Old is New Again – is here, and I’ll be in Nottingham on the Saturday only this year, reading from No Good Reason, chatting on a panel (scheduled for 11.15 a.m.) and possibly attempting to shove 16 cheesy balls into my mouth. The event is held at the town centre Waterstones and it’s free to all. For more information check out the main website and program here.
I’ve also been chatting about series writing on the main BSB blog. Serial Thriller – in which I discuss the joys and terrors related to kicking off a run of books – can be found at this link.
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Skipping onto reviews now, and author Clare Ashton had a sneak-peek of No Good Reason and wrote a rather nice review of it for her blog:
No Good Reason is a rich book with much to enjoy and admire. It has captivating settings from lonely moors to gritty northern city estates. The characters who span classes, careers and geography, from working class girls come good to slippery drug dealers, all ring true. Cari is a skilled writer and her unflowery and vivid style is particularly suited to crime. Her assured writing allows her to build layer on layer of story, setting and characterisation with captivating and beautiful detail and then casually twist the story to send chills down your spine, or ramp up the action to make your heart race.
Hit the link above to read the full piece.
Meanwhile, Corey at C-Spot Reviews also seemed quite fond of the book:
Hunter returns to the land of hot tea and the bacon butty in her latest novel. Our heroines are Detective Sanne Jensen and Dr. Meg Fielding, best mates forever and sometimes something more. Their relationship is undefinable and complicated, but not in a hot mess of drama way. Rather, they share unspoken depths, comfortably silly moments, rock-solid friendship, and an intimacy that will make your heart ache just a wee bit.
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Right, I think that’s covered everything! Unless it hasn’t, in which case feel free to give me a shout.