Behind Her Eyes~Sarah Pinborough

This had been on my TBR list for months but hadn’t gotten around to reading it, and it wasn’t until I heard that Netflix would be releasing the adaptation that I felt the rushing need to actually get on and read it. And what a read!

I loved the start of the book! I felt so bad for Louise, a working single mum who meets that gorgeous and perfect man-in-the-bar only to discover that not only is he her boss, but he’s married to. I cringed when Louise bumped in to his wife, Adele, and wanted to scream at her to walk away and don’t even go there! But obviously, she does; Louise finds herself drawn to Adele and entering in to a deep friendship at the same time that she Perseus her affair with David, the husband/man-in-the-bar.

It made for an interesting start to the book, but somewhere between the half-way and three-quarter-of-the-way mark, I found myself feeling really bored.

I desperately wanted to love this book and devour it, but I found that I was rolling my eyes at Louise’s sheer stupidity at the whole mess she had found herself in. I wanted to just shake her! And at the same time, when it became clear that Adele was manipulating the situation, I began to really dislike her character.

For all the annoyance and boredom I felt during the book, I did LOVE the ending! It wasn’t just a cliff hanger but it was a really double whammy! I sort of saw part of it coming but not all of it! And that I was really thrilled with!

I did sit down and watch the first episode of the Netflix adaptation and I wasn’t keen-in fact, watching the first episode had me bored like the middle of the book (don’t hate me!). Louise was portrayed as a total simpering moron, Adele seemed robot-like and David was trying too hard to smoulder and it really wasn’t working for him (in my opinion). Since watching the first episode, I have come across a lot of mixed reviews so I’m not particularly eager to sit down and watch the rest of the episodes (I really did want to love the book and find I couldn’t stop watching the series, but that just isn’t the case).

I’m happy to place Pinborough’s other titles on my TBR list of they’re recommended to me, but I’m not overly excited about them if I’m being honest. Her characters were written well and I did like how my opinions of David changed and the cliff hanger was amazing, but there was no “grip” holding me or pulling me in. I could be very wrong and her other titles might just be utterly amazing, but unless someone says to me “you just need to read this; it’s so much better than Behind Her Eyes” then it’s not likely.

Guest Post.

Creating the World of Flammark in the supernatural thriller: When Angels Fear by Polly Mordant.

Flammark is the village setting in my supernatural thriller When Angels Fear. Its central character runs there in a desperate attempt to escape from her abusive partner. It was supposed to be a pin-in-a-map exercise, somewhere random where he couldn’t find her until she’d sorted her head out. Without offering any spoilers to the story, I think it’s fair to say that her intentions in this respect are an epic fail. The events that unfold do so while she’s at her lowest ebb, unable to work out the forces that are really at play in the village and how they affect her decisions. At the time of writing, I didn’t know I was also world-building. Flammark soon became like another character. It has a past—a history—steeped in both Celtic and Christian mythology. We see this first in the church which stands opposite Emma’s cottage. A whole chapter is dedicated to its description. It has Romanesque architecture, with distinctive corbels(see picture)–and is based on quite a famous church St. David’s and St. Mary’s at Kilpeck in Herefordshire.I think it’s really important to develop a strong sense of place within a story. It anchors the reader more to what’s going on. It also serves to anchor the characters too. In Angels, they are so attached to the place, leaving it would be unthinkable-even though Flammark’s past turns out to be as much the villain as the main antagonist. Running away from the threat is unthinkable. Emma also visits Sandmarsh Cathedral, another Norman revivalist building but of much greater scale. Sandmarsh itself, however, is loosely based on idea of Glastonbury. It’s full of new-age shops and has a pagan society. The pre-Christian roots of the town are developed in my short story Hallow’s Way. It’s currently available for free on my website. Ostensibly a Ghost Walk, I’ve used it to build the reader’s familiarity with the setting so that returning to the world becomes easier with each book. I’ve written two such stories now and will be releasing a volume of Flammark Tales once the third novel is completed.

So much time has been spent over the creation of the setting, I’ve had to draw a map of all its burial sites, barrows and standing stones. Thankfully, nothing is wasted. The map will appear in the books at some stage and certainly on Flammark’s dedicated facebook page: Friends of Flammark. Of course it’s not only the setting that makes a thriller. The characters do too and one of the challenges has been to create people who feel real, and who sometimes bounce off each other. Quite a lot of work went into Will, the troubled priest. Because Gabby is not who she seems, hers was also a difficult character. What to reveal, what to hold back? I did enjoy writing the sweary and insensitive D.I. Westen. He proved a great foil against Emma. I originally wrote him to provide texture to the story since the nervy numbness of her first chapters was in danger of flattening the narrative. It has come as a complete surprise that the seems to have gathered quite a fan base. He’s heading the favourite character pole on the Flammark page, by a quarter mile!!Most of the characters are back in the second in series where, yet again, Flammark becomes blighted with an evil spirit and Emma and her friends are threatened once more. It’s called Animus. I’m 20,000 words in at the moment and the main antagonist hasn’t even arrived yet, so am expecting the book to be a tad longer than the first. In many respects, its darker than Angels, more brooding and less ‘chummy.’ The cover has also been agreed, though needs a bit of tweaking. I’m hoping to publish roundabout May/June. If you want to be kept in the loop for publishing dates for Animus and other stories, as well the occasional Flammarkian gossips, do sign up to my newsletter. I hope you will give When Angels Fear a go. If you like thrillers, police procedurals and church mysteries, then I think you’ll enjoy it. I’m hoping to write many more episodes and it’s good to be in on the start of things. I love talking to friends and followers so do please feel free to get in touch on any of my social media, or sign up to my Newsletter. It’s great to keep in touch.

Your Neighbours Wife~Tony Parsons

This is the first book of 2021 I’ve completed that wasn’t for the purpose of a review, and it feels a bit odd if I’m honest! Because there wasn’t a deadline to read to, I really took my time with Your Neighbours Wife-it was okay but it didn’t blow me away.

It seems like Tara has it all-perfect, stay at hone husband, beautiful and smart son, adorable dog and an upbringing in an upper class home with her own pony. Tara runs her own business and a trip for a conference abroad sees her partaking in a one night stand who doesn’t want to leave things in the hotel room.

Once I had gotten over Tara’s indiscretion, I saw how awful her partner for that night really was, and as a reader I really grasped her terror as the book went on. However, I did find it seemed to almost drag in places (this is where I would put the book down and indulge in some TV drama and a cup of tea and put off picking the hook back up for a few nights), but the twist at the end was so worth it! I honestly didn’t see that coming in any way! I don’t want to give too much away, but honestly the entire set-up leading up to that moment was just mind blowing! And that final chapter just made me feel a little bit sentimental for Tara and Christian.

This is the first title of Tony Parsons I have read and I’m not sure if I’ll be adding previous titles to my constantly growing TBR list, and I really can’t compare to anything else he’s written, although a fair few reviews by fans of his do point to this being an entirely different style, genre and pace to Parsons series of titles. But I will say that a few book-bloggers I follow have found some Lisa Jewel titles quite slow and stalling, so I would say this title would seem similar to some. The writing style was good and I liked the characters-it was hard to know if you were meant to like Tara or hate her most of the time, and I really despised James Cain (as the reader is meant to) and the Accidental Dater blogger (didn’t see that one coming but also wasn’t really that surprised by it).

I’ve found an interview that fans of Parsons other books, of anyone whose curious to know more about Your Neighbours Wife, might find interesting.

Author Biography

Born in 1955 in Essex, Tony Parsons went to work in Gordon’s Gin Distillery (I wonder if he’s a fan of gin after all these years?) until he went to work as a music/punk journalist for NME (New Music Express-a magazine publication that’s no more), and much like the character of Christian, he married a fellow NME journalist who he shares a son with and divorced before remarrying again. Parsons has written numerous books going back to the early 00’s and is most well known for his DC Max Wolfe series.

When Angels Fear~Polly J. Mordant

Fleeing from a violent and abusive relationship, Emma seeks refuge in Flammark, a pin-in-the-wall destination-or so she thinks. However, besides making a temporary home in the vicar’s cottage and finding herself employment with the village doctor, Emma also finds herself still feeling uneasy, and with a strange sleeping sickness taking over the town following a young girls disappearance after the death of her father, Emma soon learns all is not as it seems and she is at the epicentre of a supernatural shit-show of epic proportions. Can she and her new found friends and allies actually put a stop to the evil surrounding the village? Or will it devour them as it has done its previous victims for over a century?

I was so excited to read this book! I’ve not read many supernatural-themed titles over the last year like I had hoped, so got stuck straight in!

The first half of the book was actually a little slow on the pick-up for me-although I really enjoyed it, it was the second half of the book that really impressed me.

The characters are all very well written and the atmosphere is set perfectly throughout-even at the end, like Emma,I wasn’t sure if I had a small feeling of sadness over the death of Ben or not. Which I personally makes for a good book-I like to see some sort of humanity in these characters in order to question their moral compass (or lack of!).

I will say right away to anyone whose considering reading this title, to be cautious as there are many references to sexual assault, violence, control and self harm which some could potentially find quite triggering and does make for uncomfortable reading.

I’m really grateful for Polly J. Mordant for sending me a lovely note with a copy of her book and to Rachel’s Random Resources for giving me spot on this blog tour.

About the Author

Polly has spent years writing blogs and stories but is a newbie when it comes to penning novels. She was an English and Drama teacher with her own departments within inner city schools for many years before becoming a bookshop owner. Horror and supernatural are her favourite genres and is a big fan of Stephen King. Mordant loves her garden and husband (in that order) and has a gorgeous German Shepherd X Staffordshire Terrier named Mojo, and is a total Scrabble addict.

Beneath The Fear~Sheila Rawlings.

When I was approached to read this, the write up was really intriguing; young woman sees her husband murdered in a bank robbery gone wrong and goes to a holiday home in her families much loved chosen destination (Cornwall) in order to recover after a rocky time of it. Samantha, the leading lady, finds herself under the limelight of her overly eager neighbour, Tony, as well as the new handyman on the block, Nathan. Sam is also pushed in to considering moving on from her late husband by childhood friend Suzy. However, as Sam starts to piece together the missing parts of her trauma, she finds herself in the middle of an awful predicament and is left fighting for her life.

It sounded truly energetic and thrilling, however for me it was 356 pages lacklustre, flat and over-played drama. There was just too much of it sadly, and it just seemed to drag. The boom could easily have been 100 pages less and a lot more fast paced and edge-of-your-seat reading. Also some of the descriptions were just a little too much and there were some annoying inconsistencies that you wouldn’t notice them unless you really knew the scenario, for example, Securicor doing a bank drop would actually have the case chained to one person and many guards actually have bodycams and during the robbery the case is not chained and there are no body cams. A prime example of the descriptions being too much is also during the robbery; Sam notices the get away car is a black Audi A1 Sportback and the robbers were armed with Beretta handguns- please tell me in a moment of crisis how anyone would take note of these things? Another thing that irked me was this; we don’t need to know the characters are wearing Ray-Bans sunglasses and we don’t need to know the exact brand of aftershave a character loved to wear. It deflected a lot of attention from the set up of the atmosphere to these brand names and felt a bit like when you see brand-dropping in TV programmes (to me at least).

I found that when it came to describing the progression of the handyman and neighbour and their stance in Sam’s life, Rawlings began to write a bit like a love struck teenage girl writing her own story about how the two popular boys in school both fancy her. I feel like the set up would have been there still if it were written a lot more subtly.

The plot was good though! I liked the idea! However there was too much of a gap between important events. I feel that the look in to Nathan’s life with the chapter in the pub with Clive (his buddy and co-worker) could have been strategically placed a lot earlier, meaning more of an atmospheric build up. Suzy did not need to be so immaturely pushy when it came to Sam moving on (she was just widowed! Have some humanity!) Despite Suzy’s reasons for backing Tony, which were shown to us at the end, it made me feel very cross for Sam (there are just something’s you don’t push, even with your best mate).

I feel that this would make a good TV adaptation but a lot of it would be left out as it wouldn’t hold an audiences attention if it was unabridged.

I’ve not read Rawlings previous title “Truth & Revenge” and I’m not entirely sure it’ll be in my list anytime soon, but I would be curious to see for myself if her writing style and structure were different.

Sadly I can’t recommend Beneath The Fear. I would be interested in hearing other people’s opinions of this book though.

Deep Level~Richard E Rock

How can I start this review without giving too much away? It was incredible! For a rather short book (149 pages) there was a lot packed in to the pages and it didn’t disappoint! From the characters to the places, my brain was filled with an extraordinary experience!

The book starts with three female friends, Ffion, Rosalind and Syeeda, meeting in a cafe set in modern day, early morning London and having a good catch up and gossip before being met with their male friend, Richard. Each character has their own back story which we are introduced to along the way, and I have to say I wasn’t a huge fan of the way Richard saw the family aspect of his life, but I suppose each to their own and you never really know how you’ll feel until these moments are presented to you. But Ffion was a girl after my own heart-Welsh, food loving and a devoted mother. Syeeda and her sense of humour just creased me (her CV was hilarious!) and Rosalind with her survival instincts was the sort of woman we all need in our corner to help us fight our wars!

This foursome, who seem like the most unlikeliest of companions in a way, take a trip to discover the secrets held within the lost underground stations beneath London. They want to unearth the long forgotten depths and share them with the rest of the world, but little do they know that only one will get out alive.

The gang come across abandoned train carts and platforms as well as a sealed-up tunnel deep underground, with them suspecting that they have stumbled upon an underground station for the Victorian era’s wealthy elite when in reality they have stumbled upon something far worse.

If you want a book that isn’t going to have you yelling out WTAF (or contacting the author wanting explanations-which I did!) then this book isn’t for you. There isn’t a brilliantly and deliriously happy ending and the cliff hanger is ludicrous BUT so very good! I have been left wanting more and my own imagination has gone in to over drive with analysing various parts of the plot and the mystery of the Deep Level. This book is a stroke of genius that I couldn’t put down. I need a sequel or prequel! And quick!

About The Author

One Night in Bear Town~Nick Jones

One Night in Bear Town is set in a small village that celebrates all things Bear, and one inhabitant in particular has such a huge love for bears, that she sadly faces school playground bullying .

Sandy Lane’s best friend is her beloved teddy bear, Berisford, and unluckily for Sandy, he is confiscated one day after a run-in from the class bully (he picks on her by saying bears are babyish and makes her the butt of his cruel sneers and jibes). That night Sandy faces bedtime alone without Berisford and cries herself to sleep.

And then, in the middle of the night, something truly magical happens; the village bear statue is alive and at her bedroom window! Along with his fellow bear friends (the school mascot being one, and Berisford being another), he invites Sandy to go with them out in to the night. On their journey together, Sandy explains about the class bully, and is reassured that never again will he pick on her.

It isn’t until the next morning when Sandy wakes up and goes to school, she learns that the bears paid her tormenter a visit in the night, and she is left alone to happily enjoy her beloved bears.

One Night in Bear Town is a sweet story of overcoming bullying, being yourself and staying true to what you believe in. It’s superbly written and beautifully illustrated by the talented Si Clark, with child appropriate language used throughout. It’s relatable and enjoyable for all ages. As a mother and an Early Years worker, this truly deserves a special place on every bookshelf and so much more.

About the Author

Nick Jones is an award-winning author originally from Bristol but now living in Congleton, Cheshire. He’s written several joke books for adults (Gagged and Bound-A Book of Puns, One-Liners and Dad Jokes is best-seller under Puns and Wordplay on Amazon UK, and two sequels soon followed) and now writes books for children, his fist being Sarah’s Shadow.

Sarah’s Shadow was first published in 2018 and won Best Children’s Picture Book in the 2018 Book Awards on international book review site Readers’ Favourite ( previously won by none other than Jim Carrey for his children’s novel). Jones also was Runner-Up in the Book Excellence Awards and received a Purple Dragonfly Book Award as one of the best picture ebooks for children aged 6+.

During the lockdown of 2020, Jones was inspired to start up a funding campaign after a local event called Bearmania pushed his imagination towards the creation of One Night in Bear Town, which was supported by local businesses in his town.

There’s a new project on the horizon to keep your eyes open for and lots of adorable Bear Town merchandise available on his website.

I’d like to thank Nick Jones and Rachel’s Reading Resources for the opportunity to review One Night in Bear Town

Death at Rainbow Cottage~Jo Allen

Death at Rainbow Cottage is the fourth instalment in the DCI Satterthwaite series and when I was given the opportunity to review the book, I had not read the previous three-meaning it works as a stand alone novel in a way, as anything that has occurred previously with regards to character backgrounds is recapped throughout the novel. When I began to read it, I did contact author Jo Allen to ask if I would need to read the previous books beforehand in order to give a well thought review, but she assured me that I wouldn’t and I can confidently say that there was no struggle to keep up with character plots in anyway and it was a pleasure read!

So what is Death at Rainbow Cottage about? Well obviously a murder, but it also runs a little deeper than that.

In this book, we meet the main character Jude (DCI Satterthwaite-what a name! I struggle to spell it and usually have no issues with spellings or pronunciation!) whose got a discreet office relationship with fellow officer Ashleigh, which isn’t really an issue until the bee boss shows up and happens to be an ex lover of Ashleigh’s who has a bit of a grudge for reasons of her own. There are other pivotal relationships among the staff which do come in to play during the book-but I don’t want to give too much away!

The investigation begins when a man is found after a brutal and bloody stabbing by the poor, long OCD-suffering Natalie, and not too long after a second body is found by Natalie’s tolerance and diversity workshop-running husband, Claud. witness to Claus’s no gruesome discovery is a well known doctor (who is the husband of the lead CSI on Jude’s original case, and the father of a police officer who is dating one of Jude’s colleagues-not as complicated as it sounds I promise! I really just don’t want to give too much away!). And then follows a discovery of a third body while someone is in custody. This is the part that picked up so much speed my head was spinning! I honestly believed I had the case solved by this point!

We then have a fourth murder, swiftly followed with an uncomfortable chat which sees Ashleigh trying to clear the air with her new boss/ex lover which is topped with an attempted murder. Pretty hectic but so very good!

Once the perpetrator is in custody after questioning, we see Jude attend a family party. He’s several hours late and has a minor indiscretion with an ex followed by a pretty shaky run-in with her new man. Which has minor consequences of its own. And this is where the book ends. Ready for the follow up.

I actually LOVED this book! I loved all the characters and their own stories. And I loved how easy it was for me to get in to the flow of the story line-it’s not often you can be late in to a series and pick up the pace almost immediately, which is a credit to Jo and her writing skills and well thought out plot.

Finally, I really liked the killer too! Oddly enough, this person actually was relatable in a way and so vulnerable that I found myself feeling really sorry for them and actually wanting to protect them from what they had done-once I had gotten over the shock of who it was that is!

Allen has broached the subjects of mental health and sexuality in a well researched and gentle manner and has clearly used an open mind within her writing and creations of characters. I highly praise this. I really want to read book number five (and also books one through three too!) but I hope that we get to learn a little about what happens to the perpetrator at some point in the future.

About the Author

Jo Allen lives in the Lake District, which is where she has based the DCI Satterthwaite series, and began writing under the name of Jennifer Young and publishing short stories in the romance and romance suspense genres after a career in economic consultancy. 2017 saw Allen taking the plunge in to crime thriller, her personal favourite genre, and really enjoys football (being a ticket holder for Wolverhampton Wonderers) and likes cats and her Instagram feed features squirrels, cats, alpacas and nature (woman after my own heart!).

Gordon Square~Tracy Martin-Summers

I was so excited to start reading this book and was kindly gifted a paperback copy in exchange for this review, however, it has no impact on my review or feelings about the book.

The story starts when Detective Sergeant Mike Brugge and partner Detective Constable Mel Bailey have a case of a young m, unkempt girl they found who was malnourished, not speaking and non-responsive to any stimulus-even in the form of medical help. Mike and Mel have no idea who she is, where she came from or who her captor was. During their frustrating investigation, Mel falls victim to a serious assault by her dodgy landlord.

While Mel is in hospital and Mike works tirelessly to hunt down her attacker, he’s always on working to the bone trying to learn about the girl they found in Gordon Square, who is now under the care of a psychiatric team and undergoing hypnotherapy to try to unravel the mystery surrounding her identity. During this time, another girl in the same condition, only younger, is also found in Gordon Square and in need of in-depth medical and psychiatric help.

As the Gordon Square girls are being nursed and treated, Mike and his colleagues are lead to a children’s home, which gives them extreme feelings of suspicion, and in turn leads them to the man who put Mel in hospital.

The plot unravels at a quick pace at this point as the mysteries are solved and the links between the Gordon Square girls, the children’s home and brutish landlord are revealed.

I really couldn’t put this book down and read it in a matter of days! I didn’t see the links or twists coming what so ever and I really enjoyed the fact that to book started in the past and dipped back in to it much later in the book. It was really riveting! And the chemistry between Mike and Mel! Well, those two should just get a room already! But not in the cheesy, overly obvious but trying to avoid it way- obviously as partners who grow to become friends it’s fairly obvious that two singletons are likely to be faced with a similar situation, but the fact that neither knows about the depth of the others feelings actually makes it realistic and bearable to the point where you’re actually rooting for them!

I feel like this could actually be the start of a series-which I’d be more than happy to continue reading with two small exceptions; some of the narratives were a little repetitive in the respect that during a conversation, those speaking would often say the name of the person they were speaking to, which was a tad unnecessary for the most part. The second bug-bear I have is the punctuation- speech marks would stop mid-sentence which meant having to re-read bits, and occasionally paragraph breaks would be used when it wasn’t necessary and made things a little confusing again. Not major issues really, but something a proof-reader should easily be able to spot and make note of (I’m quite picky I know, but the spellings were spot on!)

I loved Martin-Summers’ style and the plot was riveting! The characters were perfect-even down to that awful landlord of Mel’s! The descriptions and adjectives truly bought them to life and I could envision the entire book playing out in my head while I read! If anyone has seen or read The Dublin Murders/Dublin Murder Squad, it’s easy to understand the chemistry and relationship between Mike and Mel, as it’s so similar to that of Rob and Cassie (that painstaking type where you want to shake them to just be a couple because it makes so much sense!).

Gordon Square is the first book by Martin-Summers, which shows with the punctuation irks, but the plot reads like a well seasoned crime author. I really do hope there many more Mike and Mel mysteries to come!

Author Biography

Tracy was born in Middlesex in 1964, has a husband, grownup children and one granddaughter. And like a lot of creative people I know, studied a variety of topics via moduled learning over the years, embarking on City and Guilds and NVQ courses, ranging from a brief spell in hairdressing to administration, and now works for a utility company in North West London (clearly the changes of career are good for developing characters)

Tracy will say she has always enjoyed writing short stories for the amusement of her own children (lucky!) and it’s only recently that she has become seriously invested enough to write a crime thriller (I’m seriously hoping for that sequel to land in my mail box soon!)

Deep Level~Richard E Rock

Deep Level is a short tale of four unlikely friends who go on an urban adventure to explore the hidden depths of long forgotten railways and stations, only to come across a mysterious phenomenon that will change everything.

With three very likeable characters and one who is a bit so-so (I’m sure other readers will like him, but I’m a bit unsure on his thought process if I’m honest) and a highly intriguing plot, this fast-paced, quick read will literally have you wanting more and frowning at the amazing cliff hanger-because it can’t just end there. Right?!

I LOVED this book! I started and finished it within a few shorts days and it’s literally still rattling around in my head making me think of all the possibilities of what could happen next! It was such a cliff hanger! And with the atmosphere created, the book has such a creepy edge to it that literally sent shivers down my spine!

Literally a few hours after finished this book, there was a wild exploration documentary on the TV about free divers entering under ground hollows in the jungle to see where the water filled caves go- I was quite literally shouting from the sofa “WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?! THAT’S JUST ASKING TO BE EATEN REALLY!” Much to the annoyance of my fellow sofa-sitters.

I don’t want to say too much and give away the whole story, but each character has a back story that we get a glimpse in to as the book progresses, which leaves you with a sense of mourning for each as well as a respect (not so much for Rich though. I’m quite relieved for his family in a way. I sound like a horrible person but there’s a valid reason I promise!). And after reading the final page, my sense of adventure has been replaced with a sense of safety and I have absolutely zero temptation to explore anything underground ever! I was that freaked out!

If this was to be made in to a short film or a mini series, it would be EPIC! Because the atmosphere is electric and you’re left with so many questions after! Deep Level is a really satisfying quick-thrill ride that I highly recommend.

About the Author

Richard E Rock is a commercial script writer for radio and contributes to Viz magazine (an adult comic full of sarcasm and wit which has been around in the UK since the 70’s-highly recommend as a gift for any sarcastic and dry-humoured dad/grandad/uncle!) and spends his nights writing horror.

Richard, who experienced some pretty gnarly and ferocious nightmares that would him up at all hours, decided to use them as a creative tool and created his realm of mysteries and monsters. Now he induced these awful nightmares to inspire him.

Rock lives in Wales with his girlfriend (who rocks Paramore vibes and has some seriously enviable hair!) and their cat and enjoys heavy metal gigs (and gets excited about snow). His Instagram feed is full of book/music/film covers, travel and his unimpressed-looking cat (think Satan crossed with Salem from the 90’s Sabrina series and Grumpy Cat with a dose of sleek gorgeousness thrown in for good measure). If you like oddities and horror, this is one Insta you need to follow!