2020 · Blog Tour · Book review

Book Review: Siren Song by Rebecca McKinney @BexMckinney @LoveBooksGroup #SirenSong

It’s a pleasure today to be sharing my review for Siren Song by Rebecca McKinney as part of the blog tour. Many thanks to Rebecca and Love Books Tours for the invite and gifted copy of the book.

About the book

A man who glimpses other people’s inner worlds, and a woman who can foresee death. Can they trace a missing girl before the worst happens?

Harrison Jones is a university lecturer with a secret: he moonlights as a psychic detective. Amy Bell is a paramedic who has the uncanny knack of knowing things are going to happen before they do. From their first accidental meeting on an Edinburgh bridge, both of their lives are destined to change.

Harrison invites Amy to help him investigate the disappearance of a beautiful young singer. The search will lead them into the murky world of human trafficking, from Edinburgh to the streets of Athens, and into the darkest corners of the human mind…

Siren Song is available to purchase now – Amazon

My thoughts

Set in Edinburgh Siren Song introduces us to Harrison Jones, University Professor and Psychic Investigator and Amy Bell, Paramedic and ex soldier who has the ability to see death. After an encounter on Edinburgh’s North Bridge Amy and Harrison form a bond and Amy begins to help Harri with a missing persons case.

Lucy Merriwrather hasn’t been seen in over a year leaving Edinburgh with her boyfriend Tim. Elizabeth, Lucy’s mum has asked Harrison to find her but Harri has a strong feeling that if he can find Lucy, she may not want to come home.

Siren Song deals with some difficult subjects such as PTSD and trafficking but it’s done gently and although the subjects are terrible it’s not too difficult to read about.

I absolutely loved Harri and Amy, both such likeable characters that seemed to come to life as I was reading. I loved following their journey in Siren Song, they’re both quite lonely souls so when they come together it’s so nice to see them form a bond.

Siren Song is an addictive read, from page one, actually just from the blurb I was hooked. It’s a story that really draws you in, you want to read as fast as you can to find out what will happen but you don’t want to read too fast because you don’t want it to be over. I’m so happy this is the first book in a series, I really hope there’s many more books to follow and soon. I’m so impatient.

If you like a good mystery with a twist then I highly, highly recommend Siren Song. Rebecca McKinney writes exquisitely, by the end of the book I felt like I knew Harri and Amy and had really been on a journey with them. This is a book I will be telling everyone to buy and I really am so excited for more Harrison and Amy mysteries.

Siren Song is currently only 99p on kindle, so go give it a go. You really won’t be disappointed.

About the author

Rebecca McKinney is a writer, therapist and community development practitioner, living and working in Midlothian, Scotland. She shares her home with her husband, two teenagers, three cats, and a growing collection of musical instruments.

Previous novels:
The Angel in the Stone: shortlisted for the Highland Book Prize, 2017: Sandstone Press
Blast Radius: 2015: Sandstone Press.

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