Early reader reviews

One of the great things about social media is that readers are able to post book reviews within hours or days of publication. Here are a just a few of the reader reviews of The Fountain in the Forest that have appeared on Twitter, Goodreads and Instagram.

‘You’re going to want to read this book and you deserve to enjoy the mix of bewilderment and shock I just experienced, because in a world where everything is telegraphed having the applecart upended, smashed to pieces and then sold as firewood is something to cherish […] plays with the genre with a twist so brazen that, on its own, is a commentary on the police procedural […] a gripping stunning read. As thrilling, page-turning and suspenseful as any potboiler anyone will read this year, brilliantly set up […] The Fountain in the Forest has set a high bar for the rest of the novels I read this year.’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @Mondyboy

‘A book to sit back and enjoy.  The cover is so beautiful that I strongly recommend getting hold of a paper copy, rather than an e-book.  […] This is a book to savour and think about.  […] Great for Book Clubs or studying.’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @emmabbooks

‘An extremely clever narrative and a very quirky storytelling style. Loved this one for all it’s differences to my normal reads.’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @Lizzy11268

‘one of the most original and unique novels I’ve read for a while, offering a fascinating and intricate crime story that genuinely keeps you guessing until the end.’ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ @bookshelfwonders

Thank you all for this amazing feedback!


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