Sunday, February 26, 2017

Definitely a bewitching read! Another great review just in! #thewitchslist #mysterythrillerweek

Mystery Thriller Week Charter Member and author C.J. Petterson just gave my book a great review on her blog:
Meanwhile, yes, I am still hard at work on the sequel - second part of the trilogy coming soon...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Review of "A Glance at My Other" by Bruce Randal Wilkerson. #thewitchslist #mysterythrillerweek

The story is a new spin on the 'Freaky Friday' concept where someone gets trapped in another person's body. In this case it's an American Jewish boy, Josh, who takes over the body of a Algerian Muslim girl, Neïla; there is no vice-versa - since Josh is murdered near the start of the story. The action takes place in Paris, and gives an insightful look into life in the run-down suburbs rather than the more chic or touristy neighbourhoods. I found it to be an engrossing read, with an oppressive atmosphere installed from the beginning which gets more intense as the tale unfolds - Josh trapped in Neïla's body, and Neïla trapped in an abusive family. Recommended for fans of imaginative, gritty dramas.
This is my final review for Mystery Thriller Week - 
Hope you were able to read some of the reviews / participate in some of the events. Still a few left, including an online awards / after party on facebook tonight - 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Review of The Gaia Effect by Claire Buss. #thewitchslist #mysterythrillerweek #MTW

In a post apocalyptic world, the population of City 42 live in a dome, to protect them from external radiation. Everyone works for the Corporation, who provide or rather control everything, from food and water to laboratory-made babies.
When three women become pregnant naturally, though, everything starts to change.
I found this sci-fi thriller to be a very engrossing story with well developed characters.
If you're into dystopian world books like A Brave New World or the Divergent series, you should enjoy this.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Review of 'The Spirit Trap' by Veryan Williams-Wynn - a gripping ghost story! #thewitchslist #mysterythrillerweek

This is an enjoyable ghost story which I would recommend to any fans of the genre - adults and particularly teenagers. The action starts off in present-day England but then the young heroine and her accomplices, both living and ghosts, move back in time to revolutionary France. Discover creepy ancient castles, gory beheadings and the scary catacombs of Paris! The author manages to create a mysterious atmosphere, likeable characters and an intriguing tale. Read this book and go on an exciting, spirited adventure!

Friday, February 17, 2017

30 reviews on amazon! Help me reach 50! #thewitchslist #FridayFeeling #mysterythrillerweek

The Witch's List now has 30 reviews on amazon, with a 4.4 stars average! Thanks for the support - please keep it up! Help me reach the 50 reviews mark!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Writer and film-maker Tahir Shah recommends The Witch's List! #thewitchslist #humanstew

Tahir Shah is an original, prolific and critically acclaimed writer and film-maker. His works include the best-selling novel The Caliph's House and the award-winning imax film Journey To Mecca.
I was thrilled to receive his great recommendation for my novel:
"Andrew Cairns has written, quite literally, a bewitching novel, one that speaks to an underbelly which lies dormant in us all. The Witch's List bridges our world of convention, with that of a fabulous Twilight Zone, what may be true reality – a realm of magic and ultimate possibility. I recommend this book because, behind the smokescreen of simplicity, there lies a masked bedrock of extraordinary power.
Tahir Shah, author of The Caliph’s House etc.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Gripping! Another excellent 5-star review of my novel on amazon! #thewitchslist #MondayBlogs

Reviewer Manumit had this to say about The Witch's List:
"[Cairns] writes in such a compelling and straightforward way... A fast read that keeps you gripped from first page to last... Highly recommend."
See the full 5-star review here: