It’s a pleasure to take part in the BlogTour The Coffin Club by Jacqueline Sutherland
About the Author
Jacqueline (Jack) Sutherland worked in corporate PR and marketing for over twenty years and now works part time as a copywriter. A few years ago, she bought her husband a beehive for his birthday, and she draws on her knowledge of beekeeping in her debut thriller, The Coffin Club. She began writing the novel on the 2020 Faber Academy course. Jack lives in Guildford with her husband and their four boys. Follow @writerjac on Twitter
About the book
Everyone deserves a second chance. Don’t they? – After losing her husband in a car accident, leaving her permanently scarred, wealthy widow Kat Alexander moves to the countryside to start a new life. Mourning not only her husband, but her last chance of motherhood, Kat is distraught.
Encouraged by her new and only friend Ginny, owner of the local animal sanctuary, Kat joins Young and Widowed, dubbed ‘The Coffin Club’ by its members.
There she meets young Spanish widower, Nico. Instantly drawn to each other, Nico seems like Kat’s perfect match. He is kind, caring, handsome, eager to settle in the UK, and most importantly, a father to five-year-old Magdalena, ‘Midge’.
This could be Kat’s shot at the one thing she has always wanted: to be a mother. But sometimes, be careful what you wish for…
This is probably a less is more kind of review – to ensure the true nature of the twist and characters remain a bit of a mystery, although the blurb is a hint of what lies ahead.
Kat is still fully present in her trauma. Losing her husband and also the chance of fulfilling a dream she has had forever – it has changed her and made life difficult to cope with. A friend introduces her to a group of people who are trying to cope with similar trauma, and another door opens in her very closed door life.
I think Kat is the kind of character readers will be on the fence about – what’s wrong with having a bit of direction in life. Okay, here and there we may have a bit of collateral damage, but it might all come together in the end, and that’s the most important thing – right?
Kudos to the author for the ending – it was just right. Nice and prickly, satisfying and left open to the vast realms of further plans, err accidents. It works as a standalone, but wouldn’t it be fun to hear from Kat again in the future.
It’s a deliciously dark read with a main character who knows no boundaries when it comes to her expectations and her agenda, she plans long-term and has no regrets. What’s not to like?
Buy The Coffin Club at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Point Blank; pub date 7 April 2022 – Hardback £14.99. Buy at Amazon com. At Point Blank – One World Publications.