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:
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/