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Turner by Karl Drinkwater
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it was amazing

Turner is a page turner! Sorry, I just couldn't resist the pun. This is a classic horror thriller. The ingredients are all here- a couple of outsiders, some strange and threatening locals and a remote Welsh island cut off from the mainland, add in some mysticism and mythology and a character with delusions of grandeur and you have an exciting read. The smattering of Welsh words and phrases was helpfully translated by the author and added to the feeling of place. There was some blood and gore and a few grisly scenes but they weren't over the top, though I did wince on one or two occasions. The tension was relieved somewhat by some humour. Without giving too much away, one particular scene with a lot of creative swearing was very funny and I just hope I can remember some of those expressions if I ever feel the need to taunt a psychotic character. My only gripe, I'd have loved more about the character Bran Ddu (sorry my tablet doesn't do the ^ over the a) I thought she was rather enigmatic and think that there is more to her story. Altogether an enjoyable read. Disclosure here, this was sent to me as a gift by the author, but I am looking forward to buying his next novel.
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August 5, 2013 – Shelved
August 6, 2013 – Started Reading
August 11, 2013 – Finished Reading

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Karl Drinkwater Excellent, many thanks Sharon - glad you appreciated the sweary scene for what it was! Not everyone can do that.

Bran Ddu will be back in the sequel, 'Returner', and we'll find out more then. She will always be a bit of a dark horse though (or black crow, if you prefer).


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