End of Day has come!

Hello everyone. Today is release day for Mae Clair’s second book in the Hode’s Hill Series: End of Day! I read this as an ARC, and also bought it on pre-order, which hit my e-reader today 🙂

Here’s my review:

 

The past is never truly buried. Nor can history be changed, no matter how much you might want it remembered differently.

End of Day is the second book of the Hodes Hill Series but works well as a standalone novel. The main characters differ from those in book 1, but a common character thread runs throughout, giving the MCs from book 1 a more minor role in book 2 and bringing previously low-key characters to the fore in book 2.

The narrative switches back and forth between historical time and present day and is easy to follow. The story opens with a bang and keeps going at a good pace. It has a great first line: ‘They were coming.’ Which grabbed me right off the bat. The story has an excellent historical feel, and the writer clearly knows her stuff. On the whole, apart from overuse of sentences beginning with ‘ing’ ending words, the writing is clean with few errors and flows well. Another line that I loved was; ‘Elation displaced anger, sweeping the vinegar of fear from the chapel.’ The author comes up a few lines that stand out like this. 

The plot and suspense are well laid out, and I didn’t guess the origin of the plague or answer the other questions until the author revealed them. 

This is a great supernatural mystery/thriller which I greatly enjoyed. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

 

A huge five-stars from me and well worth a read!

 

If you’d like a copy, the Amazon links are:

UK …  https://www.amazon.co.uk/End-Hodes-Hill-Novel-Book-ebook/dp/B07CKFDQ18/

US … https://www.amazon.com/End-Hodes-Hill-Novel-Book-ebook/dp/B07CKFDQ18/


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Gwen M Plano

I’m so excited for you, Mae. Congratulations! I have both books on my Kindle and look forward to reading them by the fireplace these next two weeks! Thank you, Harmony, for the powerful spotlight you shined on End of Day. Mae’s writing is most deserving! 😊

Jan Sikes

This new story from Mae arrived on my Kindle yesterday and I am anxious to open it! I am a huge fan of Mae’s writing and know this one will be just as awesome as the first Hode’s Hill mystery!

Bette Stevens

Great review! Loved Book I and have II on my kindle.

Mae Clair

Harmony thanks so much for splashing my book on your lovely blog and sharing your review. I so appreciate the help in spreading the news of my latest release.

And I’m glad you’re enjoying my little fictional town of Hode’s Hill! 🙂

D.L. Finn

Great review! I like that line especially vinegar of fear.

Mae Clair

Hi, Denise! Thanks for visiting to check out Harmony’s review. I’m having an exciting day with so many friends wishing me well! 🙂

Staci Troilo

I, too, loved this book. So nice to see it spotlighted here.

Wishing Mae all the best.

Mae Clair

Thanks so much, Staci. I’m delighted you enjoyed it and that Harmony splashed it on her blog 🙂

john howell

All the best, Mae. Thanks for the info, Harmony

Mae Clair

Thank you, John. I appreciate the well wishes 🙂