The Craft Room by Dave Holwill @daveholwill @rararesources #BookReview

Happy Saturday bookworms!

Thrilled to be part of the blog tour for this book filled with dark humor that really made me laugh! Perfect way for me to prepare for my oldest son to come home from University on Sunday! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation and two Dave Holwill for his entertaining story!😂

The Craft Room

Sylvia Blackwell is tired. Her grandchildren are being kept away from her, and the expected inheritance that might finally get her middle-aged son to move out has failed to materialize – thanks to her mother’s cat. It is becoming increasingly difficult to remain composed. On a romantic clifftop walk for her 47th Wedding Anniversary, an unexpected opportunity leads to a momentous decision that will irretrievably change the course of her life. The Craft Room is a darkly comic tale of sex, crepe paper, murder and knitting in a sleepy Devon town, with a ‘truly original’ premise and genuinely jaw-dropping moments. What would you do if unexpectedly freed from bondage you never knew you were in? How would your children cope? How far would you go to protect them from an uncomfortable truth? You can only push a grandmother so far…

My Thoughts

Entertaining! Dark! Humorous!

How far can you push a mild-mannered grandmother until she breaks! To find out the answer to that question pick up this book! Filled with some dark humor and a unique premise…. I really had no idea what I was getting into when I picked this book up and at first I was second-guessing my decision…. but after a while I was so glad I had given this book a chance, it truly was hard to put down… A little naughty, a little inappropriate, and a whole lotta fun!

All Sylvia wants is a room of her own, a room where she can craft in peace… is that too much to ask for? Well apparently it is! In the beginning I felt sympathetic towards Sylvia, but as the book progresses she kind of took things a bit too far…. I mean new found freedom is fabulous, but it shouldn’t come at a cost to others… and I am a cat lover!

The secondary characters in this book were fabulous, and they seriously grew on me as the book went on… there were quite a few I was rooting for towards the end of the book as they bumbled aimlessly around…. this is a book you need to give a chance, I think some people are going to absolutely love it, while admittedly it might not be for everybody… recommend if you have a dark sense of humor and a bit of a naughty side!


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AuthorHeadShotAuthor Bio

Dave Holwill was born in Guildford in 1977 and quickly decided that he preferred the Westcountry – moving to Devon in 1983 (with some input from his parents).
After an expensive (and possibly wasted) education there, he has worked variously as a postman, a framer, and a print department manager (though if you are the only person in the department then can you really be called a manager?) all whilst continuing to play in every kind of band imaginable on most instruments you can think of.

His debut novel, Weekend Rockstars, was published in August 2016 to favourable reviews and his second The Craft Room (a very dark comedy concerning death through misadventure) came out in August 2017. He is currently in editing hell with the third.

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Have a day filled with laughs! Berit☀️✨

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