It’s 1984, and summer is scorching the ordinary village of Heathcote.
What’s more, a mysterious figure is slipping into homes through back doors and open windows. Dubbed ‘the Fox’, he knows everything about everyone – leaving curious objects in their homes, or taking things from them.
When beloved Anna goes missing, the whole community believes the Fox is responsible.
For the worried residents, finding Anna will be difficult – but stopping the Fox from exposing their darkest secrets might just be impossible (From Goodreads)
Thank you to Orion Books and Harriet Cummings for allowing me to partake in this blog tour!
The cover caught my attention on Twitter, and then I noticed it was a tweet looking for #bookbloggers and I requested to join.
The idea of a lurker, taking things and causing no harm to the homeowners was intriguing, and then you throw in a missing girl, and it sounds like the perfect suspense novel. The secrets that come out about the villagers are very interesting. A very unique approach to the story. I love that the author loosely based this book off of real life events in the 1980’s, and I’m glad she altered the story a bit. The real life events were pretty scary!
my one complaint is, the book didn’t flow as smoothly as I would have liked, there was some issues with transitioning, but other than that, it was a good, quick read.
Harriet Cummings is a freelance writer with a background in history of art and gender studies. She enjoys writing scripts and has had work performed at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as independent venues around London. While studying at Faber Academy she threw herself into her first novel and hasn’t looked back since. She lives in Leamington Spa with her husband and springer spaniel. We All Begin as Strangers is her debut novel.