The Peacock Room enjoyed a great tour around the book blogs during publication week. Book bloggers are real reading enthusiasts. Unpaid, they write reviews for the love of it, in return for a copy of the book. So what did they think?
Well, Book-lover said she “literally devoured this in one sitting”, declaring it was “without doubt a five star read”.
Handwritten Girl agreed it was “genuinely a fascinating story” which made for “entertaining and thrilling reading.” A great start to the tour!
For Books, Life and Everything, the subject matter hit the spot. “I do love a literary mystery and one which involves William Blake and Christina Rossetti adds the icing to the cake,” she said.
Shelf of Unread Books had enjoyed Unlawful Things and was pleased to find: “The Peacock Room is a more than worthy successor to Unlawful Things, offering the same combination of intriguing literary mystery and contemporary conspiracy whilst developing the returning characters nicely.”
Bookmark That, another Unlawful Things fan, agreed. “Another stunning, well thought-through and fast-paced historical fiction which is both topical and very sinister,” was her verdict.
Babbage and Sweetcorn declared it “A great blend of modern day thriller and historical mystery. I loved how this book had me engrossed in both the main thriller element of the book and equally, on the story surrounding the artist and writer William Blake.”
For Orlando Books, “This is a clever, slow burn of a thriller that builds the tension gradually up to a nail biting end.” She found it “Full of great characters and lots of interesting detail, especially the life and works of William Blake, all of which make this a very engrossing and entertaining read.”
Bookliterati said it was “an intriguing, intelligent and compelling thriller” while Northern Reader said “I recommend this as an extremely well-written novel with many layers of interest.”
My thanks to all the book bloggers for taking the time to read and review The Peacock Room.