Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Out of Control


Genre: Noir-Suspense
Release Date: Aug 25th 2015

It began with a trivial moment of carelessness, but the shockwaves that reverberate from this seemingly insignificant incident, spread far and wide.
Ed and his heavily pregnant wife Mary are on an errand for Ed’s ailing father before the pair depart for warmer climes. But the winter of 1962 comes early and one innocuous event and a hastily taken decision will have devastating consequences for the family of young Rose Gorton. Mary’s already fragile mental state is put under further stress while Ed tries to make sense of events that are spiralling massively, Out of Control.



Trevor Belshaw, aka, Trevor Forest, is a writer of both adult and children's fiction. He lives in Nottingham, UK with his mad Springer Spaniel, Maisie. Trevor is the creator of Tracy’s Hot Mail (Crooked Cat Publishing,) and has recently released a noir novella, Out of Control.
Writing under the name, Trevor Forest, he has published fourteen children’s books including the Magic Molly series, The Stanley Stickle series, and Peggy Larkin's War.
Trevor’s short stories and articles have appeared in various magazines including The Best of British, Ireland’s Own and First Edition. His poem My Mistake was awarded a highly commended status and included in the Farringdon Poetry competition best entries anthology. His children’s poem Clicking Gran, was longlisted in the Plough Poetry competition 2009.
Trevor’s short stories have been published in many anthologies including the charity anthologies. 100 Stories for Haiti, 50 Stories for Pakistan, 100 Stories for Queensland, The Best of CafĂ© Lit, (2011 2012 and 2013) The Best of Friday Flash Volume 2, Another Haircut, Shambelurkling and other stories and 24 Stories for Advent.
Twitter @tbelshaw
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Email trevor(AT)trevorbelshaw.com

5 Ecopies and 2 signed Paperback copies of the book.
Open Internationally

My Review

This novella may be short enough to read in one hit but wow did it pack a punch! I’m still thinking about it now, a couple of weeks after finishing it. The writing is pure quality but it’s the story that will come back to play on your mind. It’s not frightening so much as chilling and I promise you the characters, especially Mary, will stay with you long after you put the book down. I found the book sad, haunting, tragic even yet from this comes the message about doing the right thing and how our actions have repercussions. I felt that I should hate or at least dislike Mary. She certainly doesn’t come across as very pleasant and it’s true that I didn’t like her. Thanks to Trevor’s skill as a storyteller though, I did empathise with her to a certain extent as it’s clear that she needed help. I won’t say any more as I don’t want to spoil it but if you fancy a short chilling read this Christmas as an antidote to all the usual fare, then this is the book to read.


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