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‘Blackbird’ by Tom Wright

Dr Deborah Serach Gold died on the cross sometime during a night of freezing rain mixed with sleet in late October of my last year at Three. It probably wasn’t the worst thing that happened to her that day, but it had been over two decades in the making, and there’s no doubt lives could have been saved if anybody here had known that at the time. How many of them actually should have been saved is a fair question, but one I have no answer for.

Internationally renowned thriller author Mark Billingham, describes ‘Blackbird’ as …

Hypnotic, menacing and powerful

Just trying to imagine what torture and brutality Dr Gold had endured before her final execution, evokes all of the adjectives from Mark’s quote and I am left wondering exactly how many others have met their demise in the intervening years, by what method and just why someone may have come to the conclusion that many of them weren’t worth saving! …

We don’t yet know exactly what sort of Doctor, Deborah Gold is, perhaps that has some bearing on proceedings!

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As this was a Goodreads competition win, I received a complimentary hardcover copy of the book directly from publisher Canongate.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments are my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.


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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
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