The Bone Church is Looking for Roadies, Fans, and Groupies!
Hi, Coldsters! I want to invite you to tour the blogosphere with me and The Bone Church and the wonderful folks at HF Virtual Book Tours – especially the Grand Dame Amy Bruno. (Thanks, Amy!) I’ll be popping by blogs, giving interviews, writing guest posts and biting my nails as I wait from reviews from folks at the best Historical Fiction blogs out there.
And I need you to join me.
The Bone Church is actively seeking out roadies, fans and groupies for this tour, so pack your hot pants and lighters, your loudest screams and your tight Bone Church T-shirts and come along for Pete’s sake! It’ll be fun and you know it. Just tell your parents you’re going to the library or something. Back in my day, parents would believe anything.
The tour actually kicked off yesterday at the fabulous Flashlight Commentary. I was just bowled over by Erin Davies lovely 4 Star review – least of all because she doesn’t give them willy-nilly.
In case you’re too lazy to click the link below, I’ll even post it here for you:
Victoria Dougherty’s The Bone Church is not an easy read. It hits the ground running and never lets up. Paired with decidedly heavy material and themes, the narrative is more than a little challenging, but that said, it is easily one of the best historical thrillers I’ve had fortune to come across.
Those who follow me know the WWII references in the description are what drew me to this piece, but it was Dougherty’s application of history, how she utilized and built her fiction around it that captivated my attention. Both storylines are sculpted from verified truths making it difficult to determine where fact meets fiction. The resulting seamlessness enhances the tension within the narrative and generates such excitement that the novel is practically impossible to put down.
Dougherty’s treatment of Magdalena and Felix also stood out to me. It would have been easy to paint these characters in bleakly sympathetic tones, but Dougherty didn’t go that route. There is an authenticity to this couple. They are trapped and hunted, but there is a tenacious intensity in their make-up that draws admiration rather than pity. An edginess in their story that plays on the reader’s emotions in a way that is both inspired and unexpected.
A deliciously dark and addicting foray into a world of mistrust, betrayal, paranoia and deceit, The Bone Church was a wholly unexpected pleasure. Yes, I had to work for it and familiarize myself with previously unknown chapters of historic detail, but when push comes to shove, I can’t say I regret a moment spent with this piece.
Many, many thanks, Erin.
And please go follow Erin’s wonderful blog, Flashlight Commentary (for those of you who didn’t catch the name the first time). She writes thoughtful and real literary reviews – earning her a spot at the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads. Her blog is beautiful, too, and feels like a destination.