The tall man review

I was lucky enough to recieve a cooy of this book which I apppreciate so much.  This is a debut book by Phoebe Locke and she doesn’t dissapoint. This isn’t usually a genre I’d read but she has converted me 😀 from the first page to the last you will be hooked and you physically won’t be able to put this book down. There’s  nothing much more that I can say without giving away the story. So I don’t want todo that.  I would give this book a 4/5




Book Description

Set to be the thriller of the summer in 2018, THE TALL MAN is a gripping blend of dark psychological suspense and spine-tingling chills that will have you checking the corners of your room before bed. Ideal for fans of Ruth Ware’s IN A DARK, DARK WOOD, Sarah Pinborough’s BEHIND HER EYES and C. J. Tudor’s THE CHALK MAN.

From the Inside Flap


Sadie Banner has been haunted by the Tall Man since she was a child. No matter how hard she tries, she can’t escape his voice in her head. Terrified by what he might make her do to her own baby daughter, she abandons her family. She returns for Amber’s sixteenth birthday, but what dark secrets has she brought back with her?


Two years later a documentary film crew follows Amber Banner on a media tour of Los Angeles. Amber’s just been acquitted of a murder charge in a case that held the world’s attention – but who did she kill, and why?

From the Back Cover

The story begins and ends in the darkest woods.
It is about the legacy of a terrible legend.
Not everyone involved is alive to share their part.

About the Author

Phoebe Locke is the pseudonym of full-time writer Nicci Cloke. She previously worked at the Faber Academy, and hosted London literary salon Speakeasy. She lives and writes in London.

THE TALL MAN is Phoebe Locke’s debut thriller and will be published in summer 2018.



Please don’t read this alone or in the dark. It’s quite a haunting book. Please let me know what you think of it.



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Peaked too soon.

Yes gentleman we’ve all done it. Including you..yes you 👋 My brain literally seems to be frazzled at the moment. Could it possibly be this glorious weather we are having here in the UK recently. I just can’t seem to find the motivation to write posts. I’ve got 39 draft posts that just need to be completed. Everytime I look at them I seem to manage to do something else 🤣 I do have todo alot of work on the house within the next few weeks so that’s going to take most of my time up. I’m still finding time to read. I’ve even tried reading 2 books at a time. I’m getting there slowly but surely 🤣 I think I’m just getting old and my brain doesn’t want to function unless I’ve had numerous amounts of coffee 😂 I do apologise for the post it’s just me posting something so you all won’t forget about me 😂

My over thinking brain. Would you kindly p*** off.

Why do I feel angry all the time. I’ve never felt like this before. I’m usually quite a chilled bloke. I never let anything bother me. But lately it just seems like everything is pissing me off. If something is happening I usually just keep my mouth shut but lately I’ve been having outbursts and saying what I’m actually thinking. I don’t know if I’m just over thinking this (there has been a lot going on in my personal life) so maybe that isn’t helping either.

I literally want to just to tell everyone to fuck off and leave me alone. I’m sure that’s just my depression trying to take over again. Well that can also fuck off aswell. As it’s not going to win.  I wish someone could take this away so I’d never have it again. Taking tablets just don’t work sometimes and pretty sure there isn’t an alternative.

I may have to go back to the doctor’s to see what else can be done. I’ve been eating really badly lately aswell so that won’t be helping my mood at all. So I could get that into check and hopefully that will help ease up things upstairs.

My head really needs an off switch. I’m over thinking everything lately and pissing myself off with it. Which is unfair to the people around me.

Think I’m going to end it there as I need to keep busy and stop thinking about this shit that’s going on in my head.

I apologise for the curse words but they seemed to fit better while I was writing 🤣

Depression and anxiety. Even if it helps one person.

*sorry for the long post*

I found out I had depression when I was sitting on my bathroom floor crying my eyes out wondering what my families life’s would be like if I wasn’t alive. At the time I was doing 70+ hour weeks probably be home twice a week. I hardly seen my partner or had time to even switch off and relax. I can’t pinpoint why my depression happens feels like it came out of nowhere. I had a chat with my partner which was hard as I’m not one for talking. She helped alot as I was going down a dark road especially when I had feelings of wanting to I can’t even say the word it’s that horrible to even think of it now. So I went the normal route going to the doctor’s I did get offered to speak to psychologist and support groups but as I’m not much of a talker I didn’t want to waste anyones time as I wouldn’t have showed up. Anyway I did get put on medication which after a week or 2 seemed to really help except the odd mood swing. This carried on for 6 months then I thought I don’t need a tablet to make me feel better. So i went cold turkey and came of the medication which to the advice of my doctor and partner wasn’t the best thing todo. But after a week I felt better and felt great not waking up every morning to take a tablet. 5 years later I’m back on them. As I seemed to be going down the same dark road I was going down when I first became depressed. So I informed my partner who had noticed my mood change. Becoming distant mood swings not wanting to interact with anyone even my daughter. So again I went back to the doctor’s got offered to talk to someone but declined again and was given medication again. After another couple of weeks feeling weird I felt the medication starting to work and I’m still on it as i feel like I need it. I also had an anxiety attack this time around which never happend before. I can’t explain it  but it was very frightening. If anyone is going through something like this then please open up to someone anybody even if it’s on here. Advice can really help alot so ask away if needed. Sorry for the long post I’m not going to proof read it as I didn’t like writing it never mind reading it again apologies for any mistakes.

This is a repost.

My June blogging.

I’ve published quite a few posts this month. I obviously didn’t have anything better todo 😂 I will link my posts down below. I got a few nominations and awards. I know go me 🤗 I was that suprised I didn’t even have a speech prepared. I did ring my parents and they were ever so proud. I’m waiting for my local paper to come around and do a full-page spread 🤣

I obviously done a few book reviews. Which done quite well I thought and had a few comments.

I also made a post about my first tattoo experience. Also made a post about how going to the gym is having a positive affect on my mental health.

Yes I know I’m rambling 🤣 I also did a post with another blogger about being a father. Go and check thelilycafe blog aswell as it’s amazing.

Finally I somehow managed to get 300 followers. I still can’t get my head around it. What a month June was, I everyone is having positive month and enjoying this beautiful weather we are having here in the UK.

Book Club

So I’ve been told that I need to cut back on buying books as apparently I’ve got enough. I’ve even joined a library to compensate which I think is fantastic. This had me thinking (yes this doesn’t happen very often 🤣) We could sort some sort  of book club where we could send each other books through the post of books that we might think each other will like. Preferably in the U.K. just to save on postage.

Would anyone like this to happen or would it just be a daft idea.

Star Jumpers: The Lion Roars review.

I’d like to thank Rachel for this opportunity and emailing me the book. Please go check her website and sign up. Rachel will email you and ask if you’d be interested in reviewing a book she’s managed to get from the author/publisher for a review. Please check out her webiste I’ve left a link below.

Onto the book review.


The author is Zoe Baxter and the book only has 128 pages so it’s not a long read, but don’t let that fool you. What Zoe had done with this book is unbelievable. You’re into the action straight away. What seemed to be a normal activity for these unknowing 4 teenagers going zip lining into the unknown.

That unknown is somewhere called Hadrixia (I know right cool name) which has been taken over by an evil tyrant and took all the magic powers of people a certain age and casted out all those without any magic abilities. This tyrant has taken nearly every child who possess magic powers to build his armies and take over our world (we will get to that shortly) So now the teenagers are in a land they don’t know and haven’t got a clue what is going on. All they have is a bag and a map. Where they have to find a special stone to take back to their home world.

The tyrant is also looking for these stones for himself so he can smash the portals defenses and bring his armies through and destroy everything that’s on the otherside.

What happens to our four plucky teenager’s. Will they make it through the treacherous foreign land that is Hadraxia?

Please give this book a read you won’t be disappointed.

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Author Bio –
Zoe Baxter is the author of the Star Jumpers series, a fast-paced urban fantasy adventure set in the Dark Sky Park of Northumbria. An avid scribbler, she lives in a world filled with vicious and venomous creatures breathing down her neck, and has even been known to take the odd zip wire flight in the name of research.
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There’s also a competition how awesome is this. It’s UK only.

Giveaway – Win Star Jumpers paperback, bookmark and postcard (UK Only)
*Terms and Conditions –UK entries only welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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Finally signed up to a library.

I didn’t intenionally go to the library to sign. I took my daughter to library as we usually do once a month.

My daughter likes todo some colouring in while I usually sit down and wait. Today though was different, I seen a book that I’ve wanted to read for nearly a year. So I looked at it and couldn’t believe there it was Robin Hobbs Assassins fate (I’m really read this book)

I went over and touched the book to see if it was real and ran back to the seat hoping nobody seen me. So I kept looking over my shoulder to make sure it was still there, and praying to the book gods that it was.

To my delight it was still there. So I thought to myself I better pick it up before someone else gets it. So I ran faster than Usain Bolt I grabbed the book and sat down to read it.

So now I’m thinking I’m going to have to sign up to borrow this book. I’m not going to have time to read 800+ pages in an hour. I needed to read this book and can’t wait to get stuck into it. So I thought I would sign up. It will probably save me a fortune (since borrowing books is free 😂)  the only problem now is that I don’t want to hand it back in as I have nearly all the other Robin Hobb books and this would look nice with it 🤣

Anyway if you’ve made it this far I thank you for reading my rambling 😂

Venting: Pirating books is wrong! #bookbloggers #bookblogger #bloggers #blogger #books #blog #blogpost

The Tattooed Book Geek


I’m not an idiot, contrary to what some may think, a bastard, sure, though as Slipknot sang ‘I’m just a bastard but at least I admit it‘ and a bad blogging influence (I don’t know why you’d have to ask the Jackanory jackass who called me it) and, as such, I fully realise and understand that writing about pirating books will have no effect on it at all and it won’t change a thing but……it’s my blog and sometimes it is best to write out your feelings on a subject and express yourself and this is what this is. It won’t change a damn thing and it won’t make a difference, all it is is my writing, ranting and venting.

Those of you on Twitter might well be aware of the recent furore over a site called Oceans of PDF (you can find their website !!HERE!!

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