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The Hoax is going on a blog tour with Rachel's Random Resources. If you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

The Hoax by Paul Clayton


Genre: Psychological thriller

Tour Dates: 1st - 7th April 2021

Publication Date: 1st April 2021

Standalone Book

Formats available: Mobi and PDF

Estimated Page Count: 340

Types of post available: Reviews (preferred), guest posts, extracts, Q&As and interviews on Zoom

When young Henry Baxter goes missing, his mother Frankie is distraught. 

So when Henry returns accompanied by a stranger, the family welcome her with open arms.

Soon this fairy godmother has started to change their lives. But is she fulfilling their dreams .... or is this just the beginning of a nightmare?

Temporary Blurb, subject to change. 

About Paul Clayton

Best known to audiences for five series of the BAFTA award-winning Channel 4 sitcom "Peep Show” and for two series of the BAFTA winning comedy “Him and Her” from BBC 3. He has enjoyed stints as regular characters in soaps “Hollyoaks”, “Coronation Street” “Doctors” is well known to viewers from a considerable volume of the television. Most recently appearances in series 2 of "The Crown", "Black Earth Rising", "Wolf Hall", "The Split”, "Holby", “ This Time with Alan Partridge” “Shakespeare and Hathaway” “Breeders”

. He is currently well known and loved by thousands of sci fi fans for his role as “Mr Colchester – terminator in a cardigan”- the leader of the Torchwood team, in the Big Finish ‘Torchwood’ audio dramas.

He recently filmed “Danny Boy” for the BBC

He is the author of "So You Want to Be a Corporate Actor?" and "The Working Actor" and is a regular columnist and feature writer for The Stage.

He is patron of the children's literacy charity Grimm and Co ( based in Yorkshire for whom he has staged young authors live dramas and facilitated six independent films written by 9 – 11 year olds.

His first novel “The Punishment” met with great reviews when it was published in 2019.

“"I LOVED this book. It's funny, dark, sexy and sharp as a knife. A brilliant story with three intricately woven strands that keep you hooked all the way through. Definitely recommend!"

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

1st April

  1. QuirkyBookReads

  2. Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews

  3. Hair Past A Freckle

2nd April

  1. Two ladies and a book

  2. Ginger Book Geek

  3. Nicki`sLifeOfCrime

3rd April

  1. karenandherbooks

  2. Wrong side of forty

  3. Bookworms Corner Blog Spot

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