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Unravelling is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contacme on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Unravelling by Helen Forbes

Genre: Psychological thriller

Tour Dates: 11th - 17th February 2022

Publication Date: 17th July 2021

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count: 352

Formats available: Mobi, Epub, PDF and Limited UK Paperbacks

Types of post available: Reviews (preferred) and basic promo / spotlight posts

Potential Trigger Warning: Mental illness

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A forest of secrets 

Two bodies are found buried in a Highland forest, a place that haunts the dreams of Kate Sharp. Her mother, Ellen, died when Kate was a child. Does the forest hold the secret to her death? 


A secret journal 

Kate discovers her mother’s journal, and the tale of a tragic unravelling begins to unfold. Ellen’s story is one of fear and hope, love and loss, set against the imposing background of Craig Dunain, a psychiatric hospital where she should have been safe.  


Unravelling the truth 

Someone else from Ellen’s past is searching for answers, and he will stop at nothing to find them. Unaware of the danger stalking her, Kate continues her search. Will she find the answers? And can she save her own life?  


Beautifully written, cleverly plotted, and meticulously researched, Unravelling is a captivating tale of family secrets. 

About Helen Forbes

Crime fiction was not what lawyer, Helen Forbes, expected to write.  As a single parent and mature law student, she used her limited spare time to write contemporary and historical fiction.  It was a chance remark at a writing club that led her to develop a short story into her debut crime novel, In the Shadow of the Hill, featuring DS Joe Galbraith. The novel is set in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, and it was described in one newspaper review as having ‘more twists and turns than the road to the isles, making it impossible to put down.’  The novel and characters proved popular with readers, leading to the publication of a second book in the DS Joe Galbraith series. Madness Lies is set in Inverness and North Uist.  


Helen has now taken to crime with a passion, and has written two psychological thrillers. Unravelling is set in Inverness, against the background of a former psychiatric hospital. Deception, to be published in January 2022, is set in Edinburgh, and tackles the themes of domestic violence, prostitution and trafficking. Helen has also completed a further thriller set in Edinburgh, which she hopes to publish in 2022. Queen of Grime’s main character is a crime and trauma scene cleaner with a big secret. It is gritty and dark, but also funny and uplifting. Helen hopes to expand Queen of Grime into a series.

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

11th February

  1. Jessica Belmont

  2. she_loves_to_read

  3. @books_with_ella

12th February

  1. Confessions of a Bookaholic

  2. Nicki`sLifeOfCrime

  3. book_scoop

13th February

  1. Kate Kenzie Writes

  2. Mickysbookworm

  3. Novel Kicks

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