Troubador Mr Blue Sky

Released: 28/03/2019

ISBN: 9781789017618

eISBN: 9781789010909

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Mr Blue Sky


Rebecca is thirty-five, single and working for her uncle in a chemical warehouse. The terrifying nightmares have started all over again. She cannot stop dreaming about Him.

Him. An ape-like creature who saved her life as a child when she snuck off into the woods alone. In secret, they became the best of friends. But who was he?

One night, disaster strikes when Rebecca’s father goes hunting for Him in the woods and is tragically killed. Rebecca believes He is responsible, but the murder is pinned on someone else.

Even today, after all her therapy sessions, Rebecca still insists He killed her father. For the sake of her sanity she needs to find out for sure. Was He even real? Her quest for answers takes a sinister turn, and she finally returns home to seek the truth. But what she uncovers turns out to be more horrific than any nightmare she could ever imagine.

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I was instantly drawn by the cover and plot. The idea of Him is very intriguing, I really enjoyed reading this and I felt the pace developed to become more tense throughout.

by A D (via NetGalley)

I received a copy of this book through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. To be truthful, I wasn't sure I was going to like this book but was drawn in by the cover alone. I can only describe this book as being a type of sci-fi Thriller.

Rebecca is a 35 year old single woman, living almost 40 miles away from her hometown, once again plagued with nightmares of a terrifying creature calling out to her to come home. So why are they back? This question is only answered by the strong urge that has come over her to go back home for answers. She becomes paranoid and possibly delusional when she suspects creepy men of stalking her despite her uncle's insistence she is full of herself. But is it actually paranoia or is everything she thought to be real from her childhood suddenly coming back with a vengence? Is Mr. Blue real and if he is... How did he come to be? So many secrets unravel in this book and it kept me reading until the wee hours of the morning.

I was pleasantly surprised by this story. There were no loose ends and everything ended up being tied together quite nicely in the end. I don't know where this author came from, but I really hope he continues writing and I will remain on the lookout for more by him in the future!

by Dara Miller (via NetGalley)

This novel had me absolutely addicted! I've never read something quite this unique! The author is amazing with his descriptions & sets the world up beautifully! Definitely recommend!

by Vicki Rose (via NetGalley)

Great book, well written and a fantastic storyline that is well executed. Highly recommended. Good characters, and the author has done a good job in exploring them and presenting them to the reader.

by Sarah Bird

Rebecca is 30 and does not get on with her parents so leaves home. Her uncle gives her a job and helps her get a flat. She has recurring nightmares and the book is structured so we get a good insight into these, but who or what is causing them? I chose this as my Halloween 2018 listen and was hooked all the way through. The pace is steady yet action-packed and detailed enough so you get a good idea of what's going on and also into Rebecca's sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy. Rebecca is likeable and strongwilled and a good lead character. I got annoyed with her uncle for being so sceptical and disbelieving about her nightmares. The book is very twisty and there's lots of tension.

by Katherine Hayward

This isn’t my usual choice of read and it was slow going at first but I found myself enjoying it and really getting into the story. Definitely worth a read if this book is your preferred genre. Thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the ARC in return for an honest and unbiased opinion.

by Angela Grove

It took me a while to get into this book, but I'm glad I kept with it as I really enjoyed it in the end.

by Suzanne

One thing Darke is excellent at is creating tension. There were so many times that I knew something was coming I just didn’t know what or when. I was quite literally on the edge of my seat for a good majority of the book.

That being said, it did take a while to get started and there was a time in the middle where I thought it was dwindling off but the last quarter reeled me back in so much so that I read it in one sitting.

I loved how the main character was flawed to the point that she was semi annoying but you could still root for her. In fact the characters were all well developed, some too developed but I definitely got a sense of who was who and they didn’t blend into one which can sometimes happen in a fast paced action novel.

This is the first “horror” book that I’ve read for ages and it’s really made me want to start reading more. That being said, though the tension was so high, I did feel that it could be a bit more horror-y. There was a little bit of gore early on but that was it, so I would say it’s more of a thriller than a horror book. So if you’re thinking about Horror as a genre and want something to wet your appetite, I would definitely recommend this.

Even if you don’t like horror I would recommend it as it was a good book and definitely kept me hooked most of the time.

by Kate

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