Morning all and happy Sunday! Today is my final review on the blog tour for the Sarah Macintyre series by R V Biggs. Broken is a gripping, emotional psychological mystery, full of action that will have you on the edge of your seat……
ABOUT THE BOOK
Author: R V Biggs
Genre: Psychological Mystery
Series/Standalone: Standalone Book 3 of Sarah Macintyre Series
Estimated page count: 400
Formats available: Paperback and eBook. Available on Kindle Unlimited
Tour organised by: Rachel’s Random Resources
Scarred by a tragic past, eleven year old Jamie Walker chooses not to speak.
Consumed with jealous rage, Jimmy Gillespie is driven to violence.
And John Macintyre awakens from a vivid nightmare convinced he is going to kill.
Living high upon the Scottish hills, John and Sarah Macintyre enjoy a serene life until a televised news bulletin sends them on a desperate search for a missing child.
After finding the child and returning him safely to his parents, the Macintyres are approached by the local press, attracting both unexpected and unwanted attention.
But the aftermath of the media coverage changes the course of their lives forever, and events are set in motion that are joyful, heart breaking – and terrifying.
Sarah, John and Claire are settling into their new life in Scotland. Everything is going well and they’re all happy. Their gifts are growing stronger and they’re each finding their own way to use them. But one night one of Claire’s school mates goes missing, and between the family they desperately search to find him. After being successful they end up in the news, and this changes their lives forever. With Jimmy Gillespie out for his own personal gain and then acting in revenge, the family are in danger…… And it’s not only themselves they have to worry about after they have some new unexpected additions to their family…….
Yet again, I loved this story. It’s full of action and twists and you never know what to expect. It had me on the edge of my seat at times, warmed with joy, and heartbroken at others. I honestly had no idea where the story would go and was absolutely warmed by the ending, although it doesn’t come without tragedy,
Having read all of the books, I’ve loved watching the families gifts grow, as has their confidence in dealing with them. Sarah is a wonderful and caring woman, someone w’d all like to have in our lives. John cares so deeply for his family and his protective instinct is challenged beyond belief in this. Claire is just amazing – a beautiful little girl with a wonderful and wise old soul. Not forgetting Pete and Rachel too who I loved being back with. Then we have the new characters – some of them will thoroughly warm your heart, others will make your heart ache and one in particular will just make your blood boil.
I love the setting. Their house and estate sound amazing, especially with the family history behind it; and because of that I felt some of the devastation they go through as events happen to them.
I really enjoy the spiritual side to these books. They deliver the perfect amount, no matter what you believe and will certainly get you thinking about life and the things that happen. The strong bond that the family have is evident and it truly is lovely.
So if you’re looking for a wonderful new series to read with characters you can fully invest in, that will bring you plenty of action, mystery, a touch of the supernatural, spiritual gifts and beautiful settings then you should check this out. I’m actually really sad this is the last book as I”m going to miss the family so fingers crossed there will be more! Highly recommended by me.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
R V Biggs lives in a small ex-mining village near Wolverhampton, England, with his wife Julie and Mags the black lab. He has four grown up children and eight grandchildren.
Walking with the dog is a favourite pastime and much of the story line for his first novel was developed during these lengthy outings.
Robert worked for 35 years in telecommunications but changed career paths to a managerial supporting role within a local Mental Health National Health Service trust. It was during the period between these roles that the concept for his first novel was born.
Robert is a firm believer that destiny and co-incidence exist hand in hand and this conviction extends to his writing. He has a passion for holistic well-being and after first-hand experience of the potential healing powers of Reiki, a form of energy therapy, took a Reiki level 1 training course to heighten his spiritual awareness. Robert’s experiences in these areas helped conceive the ideas that led to Song of the Robin and its sequels Reunion and Broken, novels with central themes of fate, love, and the strength of family. His writing is not fantasy however but is set in modern times involving real people living real lives.
FOLLOW THE TOUR
Thanks to Rachel for inviting me on to the tour, and to R V Biggs for my copy. All views and opinions are my own.
Have a lovely Sunday all