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A Prison in the Sun by Isobel Blackthorn #Review #Mystery #BlogTour

 

After millennial ghostwriter Trevor Moore rents an old farmhouse in Fuerteventura, he moves in to find his muse.

Instead, he discovers a rucksack filled with cash. Who does it belong to – and should he hand it in… or keep it?

Struggling to make up his mind, Trevor unravels the harrowing true story of a little-known concentration camp that incarcerated gay men in the 1950s and 60s.

Purchase Link: http://mybook.to/prisonsun

 

 

My Review:

This is a skilfully crafted story, weaving historical and contemporary events into a plot filled with angst, turmoil, murder and mystery.

After his marriage broke down, his wife questioned his sexuality, books he’d ghostwritten were up for awards, Trevor Moore has had enough. Determined to write a book using his own name, he rents an isolated farmhouse in Fuerteventura hoping to create his own epic there. He re-evaluates his life, joins a gym and explores the area he’s living in. He finds out about a nearby location which was a concentration camp where gay men were imprisioned and that during a military exercise many men died or were seriously injured in a mass parachute drop that went wrong. These historical events intrigue him, especially after he discovers a rucksack with surprising contents.

Told from the point of view of Trevor, this story explores choices, temptations, fears and consequences. It is a story packed with intrigue and surprises. It certainly gives a different look at life on Fuerteventura, aspects not normally discussed or known about by the tourists visiting there. Fact and fiction are carefully blended in a story with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing and enthralled.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.

Author Bio –

Isobel Blackthorn is an award-winning author of unique and engaging fiction. She writes dark psychological thrillers, mysteries, and contemporary and literary fiction. Isobel was shortlisted for the Ada Cambridge Prose Prize 2019 for her biographical short story, ‘Nothing to Declare’. The Legacy of Old Gran Parks is the winner of the Raven Awards 2019. Isobel holds a PhD from the University of Western Sydney, for her research on the works of Theosophist Alice A. Bailey, the ‘Mother of the New Age.’ She is the author of The Unlikely Occultist: a biographical novel of Alice A. Bailey.

Social Media Links –

https://isobelblackthorn.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Lovesick.Isobel.Blackthorn/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5768657.Isobel_Blackthorn

https://twitter.com/IBlackthorn

https://www.instagram.com/isobelblackthorn/

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Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing materials for this post and organising the blog tour it is part of.

One comment on “A Prison in the Sun by Isobel Blackthorn #Review #Mystery #BlogTour

  1. carhicks
    March 23, 2020

    Wow, this sounds like a book that needs to be read. I like books based on true events that are not well known.

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