The Peacock Room

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A literary obsession.

An angry young man with a gun.

And one woman trying to foil his deadly plan.

When Helen Oddfellow starts work as a lecturer in English literature, she’s hoping for a quiet life. But trouble knows where to find her.

There’s something wrong with her new students. Their unhappiness seems to be linked to their flamboyant former tutor, Professor Petrarch Greenwood, who holds decadent parties in his beautiful Bloomsbury apartment.

When Helen is asked to take over his course on the Romantic poet William Blake, life and art start to show uncomfortable parallels. Disturbing poison pen letters lead down dark paths, until Helen is the only person standing between a lone gunman and a massacre.

The Peacock Room is the intriguing follow-up to the acclaimed thriller Unlawful Things, which introduced the literary sleuth Helen Oddfellow. If you enjoy intelligent thrillers with a side-order of mystery, you’ll love the Helen Oddfellow books.

This book has definitely given me Stephen King feels, I have literally devoured this in sitting. Misery is one of my all time favourites and this will be joining that one on the shelf.

This book has gripped me from very early on, I have been converted as a fan of this author from this book. I absolutely have to read more by this author. I’m so disappointed that this is the first book I’ve read- I’ve been missing out.

This is unique and completely unpredictable. The author writes in a way that a clear picture is painted so you feel as though you are right there in the thick of it. This has definitely kept me guessing from start to end.

I have really liked the characters in this book. More than I had thought I would. They are each given their own individual identity and personality.

This is without a doubt a five star read and one which I highly recommend. I absolutely cannot wait to read more by this author.

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