Monday, 11 June 2018

Giveaway #682 : Win a copy of The Visitors by Catherine Burns - closed - winner Susie Wilkinson


Today, the blog tour for the greatly anticipated international thriller The Visitors by Catherine Burns is stopping off at The Madhouse. Inspired by highly publicised crimes, such as those of Josef Fritzl and the imprisonment of Natacha Kampusch, it's a dark and disturbing novel that is reminiscent of Grey Gardens and Room.

Here's the official blurb :

Marion Zetland lives with her domineering older brother, John, in a decaying Georgian townhouse on the edge of a northern seaside resort. A timid spinster in her fifties who still sleeps with teddy bears, Marion does her best to shut out the shocking secret that John keeps in the cellar. Until suddenly, John has a heart attack and Marion is forced to go down to the cellar herself and face the gruesome truth that her brother has kept hidden. As questions are asked and secrets unravel, maybe John isn't the only one with a dark side.

'Once you start Catherine Burns's dark, disturbing, and enthralling novel, it's hard to stop. The Visitors is bizarrely unsettling, yet compulsively readable.'
Iain Reid, Internationally Bestselling Author

'Burns blurs the line between crime fiction and horror...Deliberate pacing, a claustrophic setting, and vivid, wildly unsympathetic characters complement the twisted and grim conclusion.'
Publishers Weekly

And here's a little extract from my review : It makes you look at the people sitting next to you on the bus or in the supermarket queue and wonder what deep dark secrets are lurking beneath their respectable exteriors, and that is enough to give you the chills, long after you have finished reading the final page ! It's a disturbing, unsettling but strangely addictive read. (Click through for my full review of The Visitors by Catherine Burns.)

ISBN (Hardback): 9781787199859
ISBN (Paperback): 9781785079177
ISBN (Ebook): 9781785079160
Price: £14.99 (Hardback) £8.99 (Paperback) £3.99 (Ebook)
Extent: 272 pages
Format: 198x129mm



The publishers have kindly offered to send a copy of the book to one lucky Madhouse Family Reviews reader. Fill in your entries via the Rafflecopter widget below.

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UK only. Closing date : 25/6/18

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after 28 days, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. The winners' personal contact information will be passed on to the PR / Brand responsible and used only for delivery of their prize. 



72 comments:

  1. sounds fab, right up my street. I've just finished I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll which was very good!

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  2. I'm re-reading my Cathy Glass books

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  3. I am reading He said,She Said by Siobahn Kelly.

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  4. Angela Boucher12 June 2018 at 07:42

    I'm reading The Truth about Melody Brownie by Lisa Jewell, its a great read.

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  5. I literally just finished reading The Bad Mother, oh my word, I could not put it down!!

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  6. This morning I finished The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and I've just started reading That Summer At The Seahorse Hotel by Adrienne Vaughan.

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  7. Brighton Mermaid Dorothy Koomson

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  8. Ann-Marie Gould13 June 2018 at 12:50

    im currently reading where the light gets in- Lucy Dillon, enjoying it so far

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  9. I am reading The Fear by CL Taylor

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  10. Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

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  11. I’m currently reading Eve of Man

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  12. Currently reading The novice, first in the Summoner series x

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  13. I've just finished reading Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, so I'm needing a new book to get my teeth into!

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  14. I'm reading A Boy in Winter by Rachel Seiffert

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  15. Michelle Ferguson14 June 2018 at 20:18

    I always have a book on the go, reading the girl that ran at the moment

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  16. The bumblebee flies anyway by Kate Bradbury

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  17. Finding a good thriller is hard, this one sounds intriguing!

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  18. I am reading Sarah Pinborough - The death house - because I had enjoyed Behind her eyes so much.

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  19. I've just finished reading The Nothing Girl by Jodi Taylor..it's a great read!

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  20. I am reading the drums of Autumn (outlander 4)

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  21. I'm reading Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

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  22. I;m on the girl by the train @leabana1

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  24. l have entered, and l am currently reading 'After You' by Jojo Moyes

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  25. I am currently reading The Fear by C L Taylor.

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  26. entered, this sounds liek a super read, im reading fool me once now by harlan coben

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  27. Im reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - thanks for the chance to win in this giveaway

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  28. Currently reading Brighton by Michael Harvey

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  29. I'm reading Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King - not the best choice of bedtime reading!

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  30. I'm currently reading The Kicking the Bucket List by Cathy Hopkins

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  31. I'm working my way through all the Jack Reacher books

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  32. Sounds like a great book! I'm currently reading The Caller by Alex Barclay.

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  33. A Family Secret by Josephine Cox, enjoyed other books of her

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  34. I'm not reading anything at the moment, but would like to find time to read more. Thanks for running this comp :)

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  35. I'm reading the middle temple murder by JS Fletcher.

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  36. I've just started The Fear by C L Taylor, the second of hers I'm reading.

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  37. Currently reading Neil Gaiman - Neverwhere!

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  38. I am currently reading The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson

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  39. I re-reading Harry Potter, I suddenly got a craving for butterbeer it seems.

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  40. I See You by Clare Mackintosh

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  41. I'm reading Circe by Madeleine Millar

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  42. The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

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  43. A Room Swept White by Sophie Hannah

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  44. I am reading How to be Human by Ruby Wax.

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  45. Bridget Jones' Baby (@Regrash7)

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  46. I just finished a Karen Slaughter book the good daughter which was fab

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  47. I'm currently reading Bronson by Charles Bronson

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  48. Just finished 'The Handmaid's Tale' and eager to start 'The Tenderness of Wolves' :)

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  49. The Night Stalker by Chris Carter - love it.

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  50. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

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  51. I'm reading the restless sea :)

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  52. I've been lucky enough to have the chance to read and review Kate Morton's latest book, The Clockmaker's Daughter, which is published this September.It is a very enjoyable read so far!

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  53. Not without my daughter by Betty Mamoody

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  54. I'm reading Catherine Cooksons Tilly Trotted episode 3

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  55. Im reading Walking on Water by Nick Corble

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  56. I'm currently reading the Iron Ghost by Jen Williams. It's part of a trilogy and is amazingly good! Can't put it down at the moment.

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  57. I'm currently reading A Garden Fed By Lightning.

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  58. I'm reading a book about Jack the ripper

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  59. I'm currently reading The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood x

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  60. Loved this book! It definitely had a wow-factor for me and kept me enthralled throughout the whole story line. I highly recommend this book and I don’t think it gets the proper amount of respect as it should.

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