Our #Bookreviews featured in January editions of Fleet Life and Elvetham Heath Directory #TuesdayBookBlog

This month the review team and I have several of our book reviews featured in the following magazines,

Fleet Life is featuring the following books, for the online version go to http://www.fleetlife.org.uk, click on the online directory and load the magazine, turn to page 40 for this month’s book review page.

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The House Of York by Terry Tyler

The Executioner by Ana Calin

Any Man Joe by Robert Leigh

The Sickness by Dylan J Morgan

Murder at the Lighthouse by Frances Evesham

Elvetham Heath Directory is featuring the following books, for the online version go to http://www.ehd.org.uk, click on the online directory and load the magazine, turn to page 32 for this month’s book reviews.


The Man I Love by Suanne Laqueur

Moon Bayou by J.R Rain

Grimnirs by Ednah Walters

Owen by Tony Riches

Silver Rain by Jan Ruth

The House Of York by @TerryTyler4 #Bookreview #TuesdayBookBlog

The House Of YorkThe House Of York by Terry Tyler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The House Of York is a modern day family drama loosely based on events from the English Wars of The Roses, pre Tudor times of the marriage between Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. The delight is that you can read it in a number of ways. A complex family drama, or a reminder of the twists and turns of another era in history, or a book about how generations often seem to repeat similar paths over and over. History buffs can remind themselves of the era with the link the author provides and the list at the back of the book of the characters and who they loosely mirror.

The book begins with the meeting of Lisa Grey, a widowed single Mum, and Elias York, of York wine bars and cafes, it is a meeting of souls and there follows a whirlwind romance. Elias has two brothers; Gabriel and Richard and a half sister, Megan, while Lisa has just one sister. The storyline follows the complex family relations of loves, lies and loss and is written from different character points of view. These characters come alive with their honesty as they tell us, the reader about themselves, it is as though they are talking to you the reader as if you are their best friend, sharing a coffee or a glass of wine.

Don’t be fooled by their honesty, these characters can be mean and ruthless and the book does dip into the darker side of humanity; jealousy, cruelty, power struggles and a sinister side which at times is an uncomfortable read. There is plenty of drama, tears and lies which puts this book into an addictive slot like the way we watch soap drama on TV. It catches, you, pulls you in and you just have to read the next page to see what happens, and then the next until there is no more, except a real question, “Just how far will a devious character go?”

I won’t say this book’s conclusion left me all warm a glowing, it’s not that type of book, but when a book leaves you thinking about it for hours afterwards, isn’t that the sign of a very good read? This book will appeal to many types of reader; historian fiction readers, contemporary drama enthusiasts, romance readers who like a bit more of a storyline with their romance and those who like a darker mysterious side to their reads.

This review is based on a free copy of the book given to me by the author.

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The #MysteryNovember Book Tour Day 6 – Terry Tyler @TerryTyler4

Welcome to Day 6 of this years #MysteryNovember book tour.

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Our guest today is Terry Tyler and her book The House Of York.

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The House of York ~ a contemporary family drama, with a mystery ending, spanning the years 1993 – 2014. Widowed single mum, Lisa Grey, and wealthy businessman, Elias York, are young and madly in love.  A recipe for happiness?  But Lisa is marrying into a complicated family.  Her new sister-in-law doesn’t want to know her.   Middle brother Gabriel’s marriage suffers under a cloud of infidelity and gambling debts, while the youngest, Richard, keeps his dark secrets well hidden—and his wife suffers in silence. Lisa and her mother are bonded by their powerful intuition, but dare not voice their fears about York Towers—or certain members of the family….Love and loss, abduction, incestuous desires and murderous intent form the basis of this compelling saga in which horrors float just beneath the surface, to bring forth a shocking outcome. History lovers may be interested to know that The House of York is loosely based on events during the era of the Wars of the Roses.


Where is your home town? 

Geordieland, England (the north east, for those who don’t know)!

What do you like about writing in the mystery genre? 

One of the elements I enjoy most about starting a new book is working out the twists in the plot, and setting them up very early on, in such a way that it isn’t at all obvious to the reader, until they think back… I love it when readers tell me that they didn’t have a clue that such-and-such was going to happen, then say, “oh yes, of course, I remember when she said…”, etc. There’s a massive twist in the last three chapters of The House of York; I was pleased that none of the three test readers guessed it.

What sub-genre of mystery does your book fit?

Family drama/romantic suspense.

Where is your book set? 

Fictional towns and villages in Buckinghamshire, and a few real places in Northamptonshire, UK.

Can you introduce us to the main characters? 

Lisa Grey is a widow and single mother who bumps into wealthy, gorgeous businessman Elias York at the side of the road… she later meets his brothers, hard drinker and gambler, Gabriel, and the enigmatic Richard. Then there’s the anti-social half sister, Megan. Lisa and her mother, Jacquie, are more good-natured and probably nicer people, but I do like Megan; she’s quite sharp and caustic. Later you will meet Elodie, Lisa’s daughter, who is born during Part 1. She’s a bit of a ‘princess’… 🙂

Where can readers find out more about you and your writing?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerryTyler4

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5821157.Terry_Tyler

Blog: http://terrytyler59.blogspot.co.uk/

Where can readers find your book?



Amazon Australia