Hooked From Page One turns 6

I can’t believe it’s been six years to the day since I published my first book review online. I don’t think that back then that I thought I would still be blogging more than half a decade later. Now I can’t imagine my life without my blog and the friends I’ve made as a result of blogging. I think starting this blog has definitely been one of the best decisions I’ve made.

Since I’ve started blogging I’ve found new favourite authors who I don’t think I would have ever read had it not been for my blog.

To celebrate my blog turning six I’m celebrating with a giveaway over on Twitter.

I have one hardback copy of the new thriller by Jack Jordan, Do No Harm to giveaway. The giveaway will run until midnight UK time, Sunday, 5th June 2022. One winner will be chosen at random. I’m afraid this will only be open to UK entries. To enter please see my pinned Tweet on Twitter account @collinsjacob115

The Great Silence by Doug Johnstone #blogtour #giveaway #win #competition #prize @doug_johnstone @OrendaBooks @RandomTTours

On my blog today, I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for The Great Silence by Doug Johnstone. As part of the blog tour I have one paperback copy of the book to giveaway. If you want to check out my review of The Great Silence you can do so by clicking here. But before I reveal how you can enter the giveaway, let’s take a look at what the book is about.

The Great Silence (The Skelfs Book 3) by [Douglas  Johnstone, Doug Johnstone]


Keeping on top of the family funeral directors’ and private-investigation businesses is no easy task for the Skelf women, and when matriarch Dorothy discovers a human foot while walking the dog, a perplexing case presents itself … with potentially deadly results.

Daughter Jenny and grand-daughter Hannah have their hands full too: The mysterious circumstances of a dying woman lead them into an unexpected family drama, Hannah’s new astrophysicist colleague claims he’s receiving messages from outer space, and the Skelfs’ teenaged lodger has yet another devastating experience.

Nothing is clear as the women are immersed ever deeper in their most challenging cases yet. But when the daughter of Jenny’s violent and fugitive ex-husband goes missing without trace and a wild animal is spotted roaming Edinburgh’s parks, real danger presents itself, and all three Skelfs are in peril.

Taut, dark, warmly funny and unafraid to ask big questions – of us all – The Great Silence is the much-anticipated third instalment in the addictive, unforgettable Skelfs series, and the stakes are higher than ever.

Publisher: Orenda Books

Publication date: 19th June 2021 (kindle) 19th August 2021 (paperback)

Print length: 300 pages

The Great Silence is available to buy:

Amazon UK Kobo Waterstones

I’m delighted to offer one paperback copy of The Great Silence by Doug Johnstone to giveaway. To enter, please visit my Twitter page @collinsjacob115 and please see my pinned Tweet at the top of my profile. To enter the competition all you have to do is follow me, retweet my pinned Tweet and tag friends in the comments. The giveaway will run until midnight, Sunday 22nd August 2021. One winner will be chosen at random and they will be notified by noon Monday, 23rd August 2021. I’m afraid this competition is only open to UK entries only.


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