Wednesday, 29 April 2020

I Am Dust by Louise Beech - Blog Tour Review

When iconic musical Dust is revived twenty years after the leading actress was murdered in her dressing room, a series of eerie events haunts the new cast... 

The Dean Wilson Theatre is believed to be haunted by a long-dead actress, singing her last song, waiting for her final cue, looking for her killer... 

Now Dust, the iconic musical, is returning after twenty years. But who will be brave enough to take on the role of ghostly goddess Esme Black, last played by Morgan Miller, who was murdered in her dressing room? 

Theatre usher Chloe Dee is caught up in the spectacle. As the new actors arrive, including an unexpected face from her past, everything changes. Are the eerie sounds and sightings backstage real or just her imagination? Is someone playing games? 

Not all the drama takes place onstage. Sometimes murder, magic, obsession and the biggest of betrayals are real life. When you’re in the theatre shadows, you see everything.

And Chloe has been watching... 

My Review

This book is a delightful mix of thriller, supernatural, paranormal and drama. Louise Beech is great at writing unique stories that always have a little something extra, and I Am Dust is no exception. I found it gripping and loved the setting of a theatre. 

Louise Beech is a beautiful writer, she writes scenes in a way that I can picture exactly what she is describing. Her characters are well written and I enjoyed getting to know them.

Chloe is an emotional character, who has a lot of issues. When an old friend returns she is bombarded with memories and feelings that she has buried for a long time. 

I Am Dust flashes between past and present seamlessly. Louise Beech evokes a lot of emotion with her writing and is a master at creating characters that are unique.

I am finding it difficult to put into words the reasons this book is great.  There is just something about it that had me gripped, supernatural is not my usual genre, but this is not just a ghost story it has so many layers to it.

I am so looking forward to seeing what Louise Beech has to offer next. She is a super talented woman so I am sure whatever it is I will love it.

About The Author

Louise Beech is an exceptional literary talent, whose debut novel How To Be Brave was a Guardian Readers’ Choice for 2015. Her second book, The Mountain in My Shoe was shortlisted for Not the Booker Prize. Both of her previous books Maria in the Moon and The Lion Tamer Who Lost were widely reviewed, critically acclaimed and number-one bestsellers on Kindle. The Lion Tamer Who Lost was shortlisted for the RNA Most Popular Romantic Novel Award in 2019. Her short fiction has won the Glass Woman Prize, the Eric Hoffer Award for Prose, and the Aesthetica Creative Works competition, as well as shortlisting for the Bridport Prize twice. Louise lives with her husband on the outskirts of Hull, and loves her job as a Front of House Usher at Hull Truck Theatre, where her first play was performed in 2012.

1 comment

  1. Thank you so much for this blog tour support Emma xx


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