#BLOGTOUR | The Hoax – Paul Clayton @Claytoncast @rararesources @gilbster1000 #amreading #bookblogger #bookreview

Meet Frankie Baxter. She’s trying to make ends meet and keep the boat afloat for her three kids. She’s harassed, sometimes impatient. but she’s a
fabulous mum. So imagine her distress when Henry, her youngest child, goes missing …

Henry returns safety accompanied by a stranger, Cora, a fairy godmother who starts to change the Baxter family’s lives in the best of ways. So why do things suddenly start going wrong? Is Cora fulfilling their dreams, or is she the start of a nightmare?

Funny, terrifying and a real page-turner, The Hoax puts a whole new slant on psychological thrillers

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Review:

The Hoax by Paul Clayton is a psychological thriller and is written really well. It had me guessing until the end. The twists and turns were awesome.

Dual timeline novels are hit or miss, but thankfully, The Hoax is a hit. The first timeline, we follow Frankie and her three children. The second, we follow Lottie and Little Girl. The characters are well-developed.

This is fast-paced, and I loved trying to figure out how the two timelines fit together. The ending definitely surprised me. I didn’t see it coming, but also was a bit unhappy with it. I think that’s okay though. Not every book should end the way I want it to – they should end the way the story needs to. I respect that, immensely.

The Hoax was a good read. I enjoyed how the author weaved the dual timelines together.

Rating:

4/5☆

*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources to review honestly on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*


Best known to audiences for five series of the BAFTA award-winning Channel 4 sitcom “Peep Show” and for two series of the BAFTA winning comedy “Him and Her” from BBC 3. He has enjoyed stints as regular characters in soaps “Hollyoaks”, “Coronation Street” “Doctors” is well known to viewers from a considerable volume of the television. Most recently appearances in series 2 of “The Crown”, “Black Earth Rising”, “Wolf Hall”, “The Split”, “Holby”, “ This Time with Alan Partridge” “Shakespeare and Hathaway” “Breeders”

He is currently well known and loved by thousands of sci fi fans for his role as “Mr Colchester – terminator in a cardigan”- the leader of the Torchwood team, in the Big Finish ‘Torchwood’ audio dramas.

He recently filmed “Danny Boy” for the BBC

He is the author of “So You Want to Be a Corporate Actor?” and “The Working Actor” and is a regular columnist and feature writer for The Stage.

He is patron of the children’s literacy charity Grimm and Co (www.grimmandco.co.uk) based in Yorkshire for whom he has staged young authors live dramas and facilitated six independent films written by 9 – 11 year olds.

His first novel “The Punishment” met with great reviews when it was published in 2019.

I LOVED this book. It’s funny, dark, sexy and sharp as a knife. A brilliant story with three intricately woven strands that keep you hooked all the way through. Definitely recommend!

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