#BlogTour #BookReview for Beyond The Yew Tree by Rachel Walkley @RachelJWalkley @rararesources #BeyondtheYewTree

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Whispers in the courtroom.

Only one juror hears them.

Can Laura unravel the truth by the end of the trial?

In an old courtroom, a hissing voice distracts shy juror, Laura, and at night recurring nightmares transport her to a Victorian gaol and the company of a wretched woman.

Although burdened by her own secret guilt, and struggling to form meaningful relationships, Laura isn’t one to give up easily when faced with an extraordinary situation.

The child-like whispers lead Laura to an old prison graveyard, where she teams up with enthusiastic museum curator, Sean. He believes a missing manuscript is the key to understanding her haunting dreams. But nobody knows if it actually exists.

Laura is confronted with the fate of two people – the man in the dock accused of defrauding a charity for the blind, and the restless spirit of a woman hanged over a century ago for murder. If Sean is the companion she needs in her life, will he believe her when she realises that the two mysteries are converging around a long-forgotten child who only Laura can hear?

Ordinary women.

Extraordinary experiences.



I really enjoyed this story and it was one that had me gripped to the very end, I loved the mix of ghost story and historical fiction, it was the perfect mix of genres for this story to work and I loved the little bit of romance that was thrown in too!

I thought that the storyline was well developed and I loved the suspense that the author built up as the book progressed.  The pace for the book was great and the writing style was perfect too for the book and the setting for the story was spot on – it all worked really well and as soon as I started reading I know it was a book that I would want to carry on reading and stay up late to finish off!

I thought that the characters were well developed, and they worked well with the story too, I enjoyed Laura’s character too.

I found the book to be a great read and it is 4.5 stars from me for this one, rounded up to 5 stars for Goodreads and Amazon – I really enjoyed the plot and thought that it was well written – very highly recommended!! 

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Aspiring writer who pens Women’s Fiction and magical tales about family secrets.

What else?

An East Anglian turned Northerner – almost.

Beyond The Yew Tree Author PhotoInformation professional, always.

Biologist, in my memories.

Archivist, when required.

Amateur pianist and flautist.

Reluctant gardener.

Scribbler of pictures.

And forever…. a mother and wife.

Oh, not forgetting, cat lover!


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