Forgive Me Book Tour & Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the FORGIVE ME by Kateri Stanley Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About the Book:

Title: FORGIVE ME

Author: Kateri Stanley

Pub. Date: April 20, 2021

Publisher: Darkstroke Books

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 269

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle

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A secret video tape. A painful truth. A quest for revenge.

Investigative journalist, Susan ‘Stripe’ McLachlan, is constantly hounded by eager documentarians for interview requests about the Night Scrawler murders. One of the victims of the mysterious serial killer was a member of her own family, her father.

At the peak of her career, her services are sought by Isaac Payne who commissions her to write an article for his website. Usually, her projects delve into more uncomfortable, questionable topics, but there’s a deep, almost hauntingly familiar pull about her new client that intrigues her.

As she learns more about Isaac, Stripe digs up fresh secrets about the murders, arousing her suspicions. After an awkward confrontation, she wakes up in Isaac’s bed — with a chain around her ankle.

Isaac shows her harrowing footage on an old VHS tape. The contents hits close to home…closer than Stripe ever imagined. Now, she has to wrestle with her own moral compass and unpick the truth from the web of lies that turn into a crescendo where memories created from misery and suffering cannot be silenced.

Will Isaac ever lay the past to rest? And how will Stripe cope with the revelations that challenge everything she has ever known?

Reviews:

  • “This book was probably one the best, most memorable books I’ll read this year.”️-Kim Napolitano (book blogger) 
  • “Forgive Me utilizes two devices for which I’m a total sucker for: POV-switching and time-hopping. This can make or break for a book, and successful execution relies on fluidity, flow and pacing. Kateri is a master of all three.” -Gavin Gardiner (author) 
  • “Forgive Me is the debut novel by Kateri Stanley, which blends various genres into a new mold of horror and suspense. With elements of science fiction, thrillers, slashers, and romance, Forgive Me unravels the sordid history and secrets of Stanley’s characters. The sections and chapters move the reader through time, space, and points of view, creating a jigsaw puzzle that reveals the whole picture at the end. Readers move backwards and forwards in time, and from one character to another, receiving flashes of insight, allowing readers to piece the story together.”  -A.E. Santana (author & editor)
  • “So dark and twisty. Everything a thriller should be.”  –Michaela Syson (book blogger) 
  • “It’s difficult to pin down the genre of Forgive Me without giving the game away – there are elements of science fiction, slasher, ghost story and even a liberal dose of John Hughes-esque teen drama I planned to read a little every night over a few weeks but the fast-paced, almost cinematic nature of Forgive Me kept me reading so that I finished in just three or four sittings. If this is only the first novel from Kateri Stanley, I very much look forward to what she produces next. -Paul Childs (World Geekly News) 

 

 

Top 5 favorite books

I can’t say I have favourite books because there are too many I like and I’m discovering new hidden gems every week. A couple of months ago, I participated in the #fivefingerchallenge on Instagram where choose 5 books I love.

Bottom left to bottom right: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult – I’ve been a fan of Ms. Picoult since I was a teenager and NM is a raw, painful drama about the leadup and aftermath of a high school shooting. I thought she was brave to write about it.

Hannibal by Thomas Harris – the sequel to the critical y acclaimed, Silence of the Lambs. I adore dark thrillers especial y when there’s something creepy, and slightly taboo happening. If you’re familiar with Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling, this continues in a downward spiral of fatal attraction and death.

Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman – I was at a sleepover and I read this when I couldn’t sleep. An alternative take on history if racial prejudices had been reversed in England. A Romeo and Juliet vibe deep at its core.

On Writing by Stephen King – a personal account about the writing from one of the masters of storytelling. Part autobiography, part writing advice. An honest, funny take on the craft.

The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice – I have inner gothic side and Anne Rice has helped flesh out those parts. I read The Vampire Chronicles after I watched the movies and I loved this book in particular. Especially when the main character Lestat, breaks the fourth wall , speaking to the reader directly.


 

About Kateri Stanley:

Kateri Stanley is a published writer, from the West Midlands in the UK. She has a Brummie accent. She’s a dark fiction lover of any genre. She has a degree in Arts and Humanities. She loves eating chocolate and cheese, watching films, telly and game cut-scenes. She has FINALLY become a cat-mom to 2 feline beauties!

More information can be found at www.kateristanley.com.

Kateri is also active on several social media platforms.

 

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

 

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon GC, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/25/2021

BookHounds YA

Guest Post

10/26/2021

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review

10/27/2021

The Momma Spot

Guest Post

10/28/2021

@curlygrannylovestoread

Review

10/29/2021

The Phantom Paragrapher

Guest Post

Week Two:

11/1/2021

Lifestyle of Me

Review

11/2/2021

Coffee and Wander Book Reviews

Review

11/3/2021

The Book Review Crew

Review

11/4/2021

Zainey Laney

Review

11/5/2021

@coffeebooksandmascara

Review

 


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