Review + Giveaway: The Cuckoo Wood

Author: M. Sean Coleman.
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller.
Rating: đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«đŸ«

Samantha Jaynes took her life in the cold lake. Now Rosie Trimble has done the same. Both claimed they had seen an angel. And they're not the only ones.
A spate of teenage suicides rattles the rural community of Kirkdale, in England's Lake District. Before they died, each of the girls talked about seeing an angel. Is this collective hallucination, or is something more sinister leading these young girls to their deaths?
That's a question for Dr Alex Ripley, the so-called Miracle Detective. Brought in to help the police, she finds a community rooted in fear and suspicion, bound by their strange faith, unwilling to help, unable to forgive.
Because the people of Kirkdale have buried their dark past once, and theyre not about to let Ripley dig it up again.

The cover is simply gorgeous. I love the matte finish and how the red of the title stands out. It's beautiful. (My copy has a slightly different cover than the one above.)

The Cuckoo Woods was a slow, mesmerising suspense, that pulled me in slowly, steadily. 

I wasn't all into it in the beginning, but as it progressed, it got better and better. 

Dr. Alex Ripley was a fun, adventurous protagonist, unafraid of poking into anything. It was fun to follow her as she solved the mystery of the Kirkdale Angel. 

The mystery itself could've been better. I felt some of it wasn't as explained or as clear as it could have been. There are bits that could've been drawn out for more impact. 

But overall, The Cuckoo Wood was an engaging read, light yet suspenseful. 

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