I am super excited to share my 5 star review for The Place That Never Existed by Jim Ody
on Blog Tour today
For Paul and Debbie it was meant to be the happiest time of their lives. A small village wedding in front of their family and friends, followed by a quiet honeymoon in Devon.
Not everyone had been happy to see them together. A woman from their past refused to accept it. Her actions over the previous year had ended in tragedy, and had almost broken the happy couple apart.
Now, away from it all in a picturesque log cabin, Paul and Debbie look forward to time spent alone together… But she has found out where they are, and she will stop at nothing to make sure that the marriage is over… forever.
But Huntswood Cove isn’t just a beautiful Devonshire fishing town, it has its own secret. Recently, people have begun to disappear, only to turn up dead in suspicious circumstances. The locals begin to question what is going on.
Soon everything strange points to the abandoned house in the woods. The house that nobody wants to talk about. To them, it is the place that never existed.
After reading the author’s debut book Lost Connections and loving it. I went into this book without reading the blurb knowing that I would enjoy it being formula with the style of writing. What I wasn’t expecting was the author to put a whole new spin on things and write a story that is totally different to the first one. It shows that Jim has the ability to write in a different genre and still making it an engaging thriller. What can I say but I freaking loved it!
And a thriller it certainly is I was hooked from the start with the prologue which left me wanting more. I actually devoured this in one afternoon it is full of suspense and mystery that’s for sure.
The wedding was meant to be the happiest day of their lives but someone wasn’t happy to see them get married. But now they can get away and spend some time together on their honeymoon at Huntswood Cove. When we follow the newly weds on a pulse racing journey when the Huntswood Cove isn’t what it seems to be.
There is so much I want to say about the plot but I don’t want to give to much away. I will tell you that the first half half the story the chapters alternate to what happened before,which builds the story up.
Not only does the reader have no idea what is going on but neither do the characters. Debbie was definitely the star of the show with her ideas about the Cove which made me laugh out loud.
I have to say that I loved the mention of a couple of Crime Book Club authors in the story and Dudley in the West Midlands which is where I am from.
It is creepy full of suspense and will have you on tenterhooks not forgetting the OMG moments.and also some added humor. Not forgetting the fantasy element about it, ticking all the boxes for me.
The Place That Never Existed would make a brilliant film I cannot wait to see what the author has in store for us next. I cannot recommend this enough giving it 5 well deserved stars.
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Jim was first published in an English School Textbook in 1987. He won a competition to draw a dog-walking machine. Having won an art competition the year before, he felt that at the age of eleven he had peaked and consequently retired from art. For 10 years Jim wrote for a number of websites reviewing and interviewing bands in his own unique way, as well as contributing dark poems and comedic features.
Jim likes to write psychological/thrillers that have endings that you won’t see coming. He also favours stories packed with wit.
He has a very strange sense of humour and is often considered a little odd. When not writing he will be found playing the drums, watching football and eating chocolate. He lives with his long-suffering wife and three beautiful children in Swindon, Wiltshire.
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