The Crying Boy by Jane E. James

✫.•° Book Info °•.✫

There is something in the shadows…

Clayton and Avril Shaw have lost their little boy and are still grieving when they move into Swallow’s Nest on the Yorkshire moors.

In their new house, Avril discovers a painting and is intrigued by the history surrounding it. When she learns that the boy in the painting was deaf, like her dead son, she starts to try and communicate with his ghost.

Meanwhile, Clayton finds himself entangled in an equally undesirable friendship with a retired fire chief who knows more about the painting than he is prepared to let on.

Is The Crying Boy painting cursed and can numerous house fires be linked to it?

Struggling with their unstable marriage, the couple find themselves in further danger as an increasingly disturbing bond develops between Avril and The Crying Boy.

In a twist of events Avril’s irrational behaviour is brought to a dramatic halt when she discovers she is pregnant. With her affections once again restored for Clayton, she decides to dispose of the sinister portrait. But the cast-off painting wants revenge and its anger towards Avril’s unborn child might just prove immeasurable.

Can Avril and Clayton live happily ever after or does The Crying Boy have other plans?

✫.•° Book Links °•.✫

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✫.•° My Review °•.✫

I have had the pleasure of meeting this author at a signing event in 2017. I have had a few of her books on my Kindle ever since. And now I have eventually gotten around to reading The Crying Boy, I only wonder why I didn’t read it sooner!

The Crying Boy is a creepy, chilling read. It is packed full of intrigue and suspense with threads of horror entwined.

Jane E. James has put a lot of time and hard work into this book and that is clear to see in the detail included. It is these details that snared my attention and sucked me further into this book, I was hooked within the first few pages and devoured every single page as and when I could.

The characters are well written, and most are likeable. The Shaws have been through a lot before moving to Swallows Nest, and their struggles are far from over. But these two refused to quit and they kept fighting for themselves and for each other! I really enjoyed how these characters interact and they are easy to relate to.

The Crying Boy was a creepy, addictive and thoroughly enjoyable read from its very beginning.

I am so glad I finally made time to pick it up and read it.

✫.•° About The Author °•.✫

Best selling author, Jane E James creates chilling reads that appeal to fans of psychological thrillers, mysteries and dark fiction. Jane loves to weave tense and haunting tales that stay in the reader’s mind. All her books are standalone novels.

Jane recently signed a two-book publishing deal after her 2nd novel, The Crying Boy (a compelling suspense thriller inspired by actual events) became an overnight best seller on Amazon, knocking both Stephen King and Dean Koontz off the top suspense spot.

When she isn’t writing (or reading) Jane enjoys living ‘the good life’ in the Cambridgeshire countryside with her ‘all-action-super-hero’ hubby. Rebecca, Carrie, The Woman in Black and Wuthering Heights are among some of Jane’s favourite reads.

Visit her website www.janeejames.com or catch up with her on facebook and twitter. But bring Monster Munch and wine…

✫.•° Places To Find The Author °•.✫

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

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