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‘The C Word: For Some Lockdown Has Been Murder’ by Various

The C Word : For some lockdown has been murder by [Various  Authors ]

Synopsis

100% of all royalties from The C Word will be donated to NHS Together Charities.

So, what do writers do during Lockdown? They create murder, mystery, death and destruction of course!

The C Word is a collection of short stories collated during the COVID-19 pandemic to raise money for NHS Charities Together. A plethora of wonderful stories created by a wide variety of writers, each with their own unique style. Some you will know already and some we’ve yet to introduce you to. However, we’re sure you’ll want to hear from each & every one of them again as we leave 2020 behind us.

With contributions from Steve Mosby , Sophie Hannah , Elly Griffiths , Sarah Hilary , Rob Scragg , Trevor Wood and many more.

My Review

My review for ‘The C Word’ is going to be a little bit different to my usual as the review is about a collection of short stories written by some of my very favourite authors.  The anthology was written during lockdown and 100% of royalties are to be donated to NHS Together Charities. 

Now I have to admit that the last anthology I read, was the anthology for my GCSE English Literature exam and that is more years ago than I want to admit to.  When I was invited to take part in the blog tour for ‘The C Word’, I thought that reading an anthology would be different to normal and that a change is as good as a rest.  It wasn’t until I started reading the stories that I realised just how much fun reading short stories could be.  I ended up becoming so wrapped up in the stories that I didn’t notice just how quickly the time was passing and just how quickly the pages were turning.  All too quickly I reached the end of the book.  I found ‘The C Word’ to be an interesting and gripping read, which kept me guessing and kept me on the edge of my seat.

The individual stories are superbly written.  The reader is drawn into the stories from the very start and taken on one hell of an at times scary and unpredictable rollercoaster ride with many twists and turns along the way.  I admit that when I started each story, I thought that I had an idea of what was going to happen and to whom but in the majority of cases I had the wrong end of the stick.  I loved the fact that the authors wrote about subjects which weren’t always easy to read about but were and are topical to today. 

In short, I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘The C Word’ and I wholeheartedly recommend this book to other readers.  The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 4* out of 5*.

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