MY REVIEW: Shenstone Tower. Home to an old, senile woman, a pregnant ex addict, an unemployed actress, a cameraman and a highly autistic teenage boy. The Tower is a safe haven for mentally unstable residents to have a chance at a normal, well-balanced life. But when one of their own is assaulted and left for dead, the residents no longer feel safe. They decide to band together and uncover the mystery of who the attacker is. Along the way, they learn the weaknesses of each resident and build a relationship and discover their friendship can help one another. They are no longer left alone to fight this world on their own. But will that all change once they discover who the attacker is?
This is the second book I have read from this author and she always seems to capture my interest from page one. The characters are all very fleshed out and I find myself truly caring about what happens to them. I especially enjoyed this story which addressed disorders such as ASD and went so far as to enter his head and give us an understanding of how a brain with autism may function. Great job. I highly recommend.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tanya Bullock is a college lecturer, writer and award-winning filmmaker. She lives in the UK with her husband and two young children. She has a passion for foreign culture and languages (inherited from her French mother) and, in her youth, travelled extensively throughout Australia, America, Asia and Europe. As a filmmaker, she has gained local recognition, including funding and regional television broadcast, through ITV’s First Cut scheme, two nominations for a Royal Television Society Midlands Award, and, in 2010, a Royal Television Society Award in the category of best promotional film. On maternity leave in 2011 and in need of a creative outlet, Tanya began to write That Special Someone, the story of a mother’s quest to help her learning-disabled daughter find love. It was a finalist for The People's Book Prize and The Beryl Bainbridge First Time Author Award 2016. Her second novel, Homecoming, a love story with an unexpected twist, was published in 2016. The Lonely Hearts Crime Club is Tanya's third novel. A psychological thriller with a shocking finale, it will be published in the spring of 2019. All Tanya's novels are published by Blackbird Digital Books.