This is my post during the blog tour for Shadowdays by Polly Schattel. In Shadowdays a nurse with a troubled past becomes ensnared in a clash with a violent gang.
This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours and the tour runs from 2 till 15 May. You can see the tour schedule here.
By Polly Schattel
Genre: Psychological Horror
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 28 January 2022
On the dark side of town, whatâ€™s past is never really past. And whatâ€™s buried is never really dead.
Melissa Sweet is in a delicate state. Sheâ€™s a clinical nurse in a small town who, after a career-ending accident and the accusations of foul play that followed, is just now starting to put her life back together. Sheâ€™s got her mom, her troubled brother, and her fiancÃ© Jack to keep her grounded, and right now sheâ€™s taking life one uneasy day at a time. But tormented by a harrowing act of violence, she makes an impulsive move that changes her lifeâ€”and the lives of those she lovesâ€”forever. This unleashes a disorienting cycle of brutality and revelation as she reckons with the blood of her own past and the blood of those who transgressed against her.
And it will force Melissa to confront the fiercest, most unrelenting monster of all: herself.
â€œâ€¦ a tale that will leave readers squirming in discomfort but unable to stop turning the pagesâ€ â€“Booklist.
“Shadowdays will have you walking a razor’s edge between what’s real and what’s not. Either will break your heart. Schattel teaches you the meaning of guilt, and of grief, at a pace that leaves you breathless. This is pulp horror soaked in empathy, and it will cut you.” â€“Sarah Read, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Bone Weaver’s Orchard.
“Shadowdays has a gutpunch of an ending. You’ll see it starting to move in that direction in the novel’s climax, but it will hit you like a runaway freight train when it does. As dark as this one wasâ€”perhaps because of thatâ€”Shadowdays was a lot of fun. Recommended.” â€“Andrew Byers, Uncanny Books
About the Author:
Polly Schattel a writer and filmmaker who has written and directed three award-winning, internationally distributed feature films. Her first novel, “The Occultists,” was published by JournalStone in 2020. She’s taught Film Directing, Screenwriting and Film Editing in the NC University system, New York City and elsewhere. Proudly and passionately transgender, she lives in the mountains of Asheville, NC with her wife and three wild, vicious animals who love people food.
There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Shadowdays. 10 winners will each win an ecopy of Shadowdays by Polly Schattel.
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