20 Nov 2017


Book Review / Wychwood by George Mann

Elspeth May, a young female journalist who never seems to be in the right place at the right time, suddenly gets her big break only to find that no one will ever believe her story.

When a local woman is found murdered in her own home, slashed viciously across the throat, the police begin a manhunt of the surrounding villages, unsure exactly of who or what they are looking for. Elspeth, accidentally first on the scene, finds her interest piqued, and sets out to investigate the details surrounding the crime. In doing so she finds herself constantly battling against Peter Shaw, a police sergeant working on the case and under suspicion due to a terrible incident that occurred on a previous investigation. More murders follow, each of them adopting a similar pattern. What links the victims? And why are some of the local people trying to cover things up

Published:     12th September 2017
Publisher:  Titan Books
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher


A very interesting story indeed!  I wasn't sure what to think about this one when I first went into it.  Was it a thriller?  Was it supernatural in some way?   I wasn't sure what to think about the folklore aspect of it - was it real or was it made up with a mad person behind it?   This was definitely a creepy thriller style book with the perfect backdrop of a little town where nothing usually happens, which just happens to be Elspeth's home town.

With a lot of twists and turns in this story I wasn't sure which way to look and who could be behind the murders.  I wasn't really surprised by the ending, by that point I had figured out most of what was happening but the most enjoyable part of this story was the build up and following Elspeth as more and more is uncovered.