BLOG TOUR – Emma Clapperton: The Suicide Plan

‘Expect the unexpected but rest assured you will never guess the outcome’

I am very please to be closing off the Blog Tour for The Suicide Plan by Emma Clapperton.  Thank you to Bloodhound Books for inviting me to take part.

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suicide reworkedAbout the Book

Standing up and welcoming everyone to the spiritualist church is something Patrick McLaughlin does most evenings. Most of the faces in the audience are familiar to him, except one. David Hopkirk walks into the West End Spiritualist church in Glasgow and slits his own throat in the middle of a demonstration. Buy why?

Patrick is then catapulted into a case, which sees the death of a child, a failed court case and a family torn apart.

Soon Patrick will have all the pieces of the puzzle but will he be able to fit them together in time?

My Review

My Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars.

This is a prequel novella and is the first book I have read by Emma Clapperton.

I was unsure what to expect from the book as it doesn’t perfectly fit my usual genre of crime fiction.

Patrick is the leader of a spiritual church and claims to be able to contact the dead.  However, his detective skills are put to the test when a man walks into his church asking for help before committing suicide.

David has been accused of a heinous crime and although found not guilty he is not completely exonerated and unable to live without his child he takes is own life in the hope that Patrick will find out the truth.  We meet David briefly before his death but it is his spirit that we really get to know as he guides Patrick in his search for the truth.

Eleanor was David’s wife and was having an affair with Rob Aiden died  and her character is very complex as she makes bad decisions with tragic consequences.

Patrick believes in David’s innocence as the spirits help him to uncover the truth.

Expect the unexpected but rest assured you will never guess the outcome.

This is a real, emotionally gripping, page-turner.

Thank you to Bloodhound Books who provided me with an advance copy.


Author Bio:

Bloodhound author imageEmma Clapperton, born December 1985, has always had a passion for reading and writing. She particularly enjoys reading supernatural or horror books.
Emma studied childcare and gained qualifications to work with the early years in 2002, later going on to work in the Montessori sector of early years. In 2017 she gained a qualification to work as a Forest School early years leader and can often be found teaching three and four year olds how to cook on an open fire.
She is the writer of a supernatural crime series based in Glasgow, which she writes under the pen name of Emma L Clapperton.
She currently resides in a little town outside of the city of Glasgow with her husband and ginger cat and is working on future projects.
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  1. This sounds pretty heavy for a novella. But I am a fan of them. Sometimes those smaller doses just hit the spot. I am not sure that I would like Eleanor to well. She sounds frustrating!

    1. I appreciate what you are saying about Novella’s but in cases like this where it introduces the characters in a prequel I do enjoy them

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