Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for The C Word compiled by SpellBound books and sharing my review today. With thanks to Zoé and SpellBound Books for the invite to join the tour and for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
100% of all royalties from The C Word will be donated to NHS Together Charities.
So, what do writers do during Lockdown? They create murder, mystery, death and destruction of course!
The C Word is a collection of short stories collated during the COVID-19 pandemic to raise money for NHS Charities Together. A plethora of wonderful stories created by a wide variety of writers, each with their own unique style. Some you will know already and some we’ve yet to introduce you to. However, we’re sure you’ll want to hear from each & every one of them again as we leave 2020 behind us.
With contributions from Steve Mosby , Sophie Hannah , Elly Griffiths , Sarah Hilary , Rob Scragg , Trevor Wood and many more
I do enjoy a short story collection. They are perfect for whatever mood you might be in. Maybe you want to dip in and out whenever you get the chance. Or perhaps you intend to sit and read more than one story at a time. The choice really is yours. One other bonus is that I often end up discovering authors that I might not have come across before. Along with enjoying reading stories by authors I have already read and am eager to read again.
In The C Word there are quite a broad range of stories. Some with twists, others with a more darker edge and my favourite the ones with a sting in their tail. This of course means that the majority of readers will find something they like within this collection. As with any set of short stories I enjoyed some more than others and that is all down to personal preference. I have to say within this collection my favourite has to be Mrs Miller’s Muffins by Nic Parker. With Remnants by Chloe Greene coming a very close second. The thing is both of these stories are pretty different. Which just goes to show you the broad range of stories within this collection.
I know I’m being really vague when it comes to the plot of these stories. The thing is I really don’t want to spoil any of them. What I will say is that there was a little bit of everything to draw the reader in. With themes of revenge and murder taking centre stage. Right through to the supernatural and even tales of life in lockdown. The C Word has stories that touch on the darker side of things. Stories that will make you think and some that will leave you wanting more. Also let’s not forget that this collection raises money for NHS Charities Together so why not sit back, be entertained and support a worthy cause!