Today is my spot on the blog tour for ‘Behind The Veil’ by E.J. Dawson. Thank you to Blackthorn Book Tours for my spot on the tour and the E-ARC I received to review.
About the Author:
Author Bio –
Beginning a writing journey with an epic 21 book series, Ejay started her author career in 2014 and has taken on the ups and downs of self-publishing with her fantasy series The Last Prophecy since 2016.
At the start of 2019, she put the series on the backburner to write Behind the Veil in 25 days, and signed a publishing contract for the gothic noir novel to independent publisher Literary Wanderlust. Behind the Veil is set for release on the October 1st 2021. She resumed self-publishing a scifi series, Queen of Spades released across 2020 and 2021, as well as signing another contract with Literary Wanderlust for NA fantasy, Echo of the Evercry. Believing in more than one path to a career in publishing, Ejay pursues self-publishing alongside querying traditional publishers with multiple manuscripts.
About Behind the Veil
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· Genre: Gothic noir
· Print length: 252
· Age range: 18+
· Trigger warnings: dark adult themes, death, murder, miscarriage, suicide, rape and paedophilia (those last two are mentioned only, there is no explicit content in the book).
· Amazon Rating: 4.50
Can she keep the secrets of her past to rescue a girl tormented by a ghost?
In 1920s Los Angeles, Letitia Hawking reads the veil between life and death. A scrying bowl allows her to experience the final moments of the deceased. She brings closure to grief-stricken war widows and mourning families.
For Letitia, it is a penance. She knows no such peace.
For Alasdair Driscoll, it may be the only way to save his niece, Finola, from her growing night terrors. But when Letitia sees a shadowy figure attached to the household, it rouses old fears of her unspeakable past in England.
When a man comes to her about his missing daughter, the third girl to go missing in as many months, Letitia can’t help him when she can’t see who’s taken them.
As a darkness haunts Letitia’s vision, she may not be given a choice in helping the determined Mr Driscoll, or stop herself falling in love with him. But to do so risks a part of herself she locked away, and to release it may cost Letitia her sanity and her heart.
I received a gifted review copy of ‘Behind the Veil’ by E.J. Dawson from Blackthorn Book Tours, in return for posting my honest review as part of the Book Tour.
This book follows Letitia Hawking and is set in Los Angeles in the 1920s. Letitia has a gift of being able to read between the veil of life and death and uses this to bring comfort and closure to relatives who have experienced death of loved ones.
This gift can be dangerous for Letitia, not only because her abilities could be counted as witchcraft but also that if she gets pulled too far into the visions, they can kill her.
She starts to have a number of clients that have missing children, and then finds out there have been a quite a few disappearances over the last couple of years. Due to the dangerous nature of this type of case she feels she is unable to help.
Then comes along Mr Driscoll, he tells of a girl haunted in her nightmares by a ghost. She is hesitant to help, as it reminds her too much of her own past.
Will Letitia help this young girl? How far will she need to go if she does?
This book is amazing, it is dark, and I would say a mixture between horror and a thriller. The fact that Letitia has genuine abilities but must almost hide herself away due to people’s opinion is devastating. She only looks to help people and is such a strong female lead character.
I liked reading the different visions she had of the relatives of clients, although this may seem dark as they are visions leading up to their death.
This book had a bit of everything, and although the book did scare me a bit with the paranormal side, you also have a slight touch on romance too which breaks up the darkness of the storyline.
Overall, an amazing dark, horror/thriller which takes you to the world between life and death.
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