Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Telephone Call by Michael Pakenham. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my stop on the tour! Check out my review and let me know what you think. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
When Rosemary Sherwood overhears a disturbing conversation between her husband, Harry Sherwood and an unknown caller, she has no idea that her life’s about to change forever. Fleeing to France for fear of her own safety, Harry threatens to kill their son if she ever dares to breathe a word of anything she overheard.
Torn between hiding out in France and re-connecting with her estranged son, Rosemary returns to England twelve years later believing that she and her son are now out of danger…
A web of deceit and lies has been woven over the years to cover up the antics of Harry and his friends, who are no strangers to violence and murder and who will stop at nothing to ensure they aren’t exposed.
Private Detective Daniel Appleman takes on the case, but can he track down these men before they wreak havoc on the Sherwood family?
The Telephone Call is full of mystery, lies, and deception. Everything I look for in a thriller like this was wrapped up into this book. My first read from Michael Pakenham, and I’m excited to say it won’t be my last.
The Telephone Call has a large list of characters and it is split into two parts, told from multiple perspectives and different timelines. But don’t let that scare you. Michael Pakenham was able to take what could have been a confusing plot and make it work. Everything comes together in such a satisfying way.
This is a cleverly crafted novel that had me hooked. I didn’t know what was going to happen with every page turn. It is hard-hitting, gruesome, and gritty, and I loved it.
This works perfectly as a standalone novel, however, I really enjoyed the writing and would like to read more from Michael Pakenham. Check this one out.
Michael Pakenham is part of a well-known Irish literary family. Generations of his family lived at Langford Lodge on Loch Neagh outside Belfast. His father was killed in the Second World War and the estate was sold. His mother then took Michael and his sister to Tucson Arizona until the end of the war. On returning to England, his mother bought a farm in Hampshire and Michael has lived in the county ever since. Having served in the Grenadier Guards – the fourth generation to do so – Michael returned to take over his mother’s farming enterprises until he sold his farming interests in 1990 and started his writing career. This will be his eighth book and the second in the Daniel Appleman series. He lives outside Winchester with his wife. He has three children and a string of grandchildren.
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