Today I’m on the blog tour for Chasing Ghosts by Madalyn Morgan. A book that is different, set after World War 2 but still with the fears and emotions.
Read on for my review and the chance to win a signed copy.
The blog tour is running from the 8th until 14th October.
In 1949 after receiving treatment for shell shock in Canada, Claire’s husband disappears.
Has Mitch left her for the woman he talks about in his sleep? Or is he on the run from accusations of wartime treachery?
Claire goes to France in search of the truth, aided by old friends from the Resistance.
What I Thought
Chasing Ghosts is ok for a stand alone book, but I think I would have preferred to read the prequel China Blue first. To get into the era and learn more about war time and of course the lives of the main characters Claire and Mitch at this time. Chasing Ghosts is set after the war and follows them to Canada for treatment for Mitch’s shell shock. His treatment reveals a secret that has now put his life in danger.
Mitch fails to turn up to the plane to go home and this is where the story gets going for me. It’s not what I would call an easy read. It’s a thorough read and can sometimes take a while to get to the point, or take you off onto another tangent.
I like the character of Claire. It gets exciting when she heads to France to find answers on Mitch’s disappearance and how she needs to find him before the military does.
I’m giving Chasing Ghosts 4 out of 5 stars for the sheer way it was written. The author makes it somehow beautiful with the words and phrases used.
Madalyn Morgan has been an actress for more than thirty years working in Repertory theatre, the West End, film and television. She is a radio presenter and journalist, writing articles for newspapers and magazines.
Madalyn was brought up in Lutterworth, at the Fox Inn. The pub was a great place for an aspiring actress and writer to live, as there were so many different characters to study and accents to learn. At twenty-four Madalyn gave up a successful hairdressing salon and wig-hire business for a place at E15 Drama College, and a career as an actress.
In 2000, with fewer parts available for older actresses, Madalyn taught herself to touch type, completed a two-year correspondence course with The Writer’s Bureau, and started writing. After living in London for thirty-six years, she has returned to her home town of Lutterworth, swapping two window boxes and a mortgage, for a garden and the freedom to write.
Happy to be an Indie Author, Madalyn has successfully published six novels. Foxden Acres, Applause, China Blue and The 9:45 To Bletchley are set before and during WW2 and tell the wartime stories of Bess, Margot, Claire, and Ena Dudley. Foxden Hotel and Chasing Ghosts are both post war. Chasing Ghosts is a sequel to China Blue.
Madalyn’s books are available on Amazon – in paperback and all formats of eBook.
Madalyn Morgan Author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Madalyn-Morgan/e/B00J7VO9I2
Social Media Links
Madalyn’s Blog: https://madalynmorgan.wordpress.com/
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