Thursday, 19 July 2018

#BlogBlitz: The Second Cup by Sarah Marie Graye @SarahMarieGraye @rararesources @PictPublishing #TheSecondCup #ButterflyEffectBooks

Delighted to be taking part in this First Anniversary Blog Blitz for The Second Cup by Sarah Marie Graye my thanks to the author for the review copy and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for inviting to be a part of this. You can get a copy on the following links of enter the giveaway further down this post.

Amazon book page:              https://getbook.at/SecondCup

Amazon author page:           https://author.to/SarahMarieGraye


Would your life unravel if someone you knew committed suicide? Theirs did.

Faye knows her heart still belongs to her first love, Jack. She also knows he might have moved on, but when she decides to track him down, nothing prepares her for the news that he's taken his own life.

Faye is left wondering how to move forward - and whether or not Jack's best friend Ethan will let her down again. And the news of Jack's death ripples through the lives of her friends too.

Abbie finds herself questioning her marriage, and wondering if she was right to leave her first love behind. Poor Olivia is juggling her job and her boyfriend and trying to deal with a death of her own. And Jack's death has hit Beth the hardest, even though she never knew him.

Is Beth about to take her own life too?

My Thoughts:

The Second Cup is the debut novel by author Sarah Marie Graye and the first book in The Butterfly Effect Series. I did enjoy this book and it was different from what I am used to reading and also from what I was expecting. 

I found it quite difficult to settle in to the style of writing but once I did I found this to be a richly rewarding read. It was emotive and sensitively written and I found it to be quite profound.

Told from the points of view of the characters we get to find out about them all and what makes them tick. They all seem to be living on the periphery of their lives and when they find out about the suicide of someone close they are all individually affected. 

The characters were all really well developed and I really felt for them all individually. 

Sarah Marie Graye has managed to sensitively write about a complex subject matter in a way that is readable and accessible.

An emotionally charged read and I can't wait to read more from this author. 

About the Author:
Sarah Marie Graye was born in Manchester in 1975, to English Catholic parents. To the outside world Sarah Marie’s childhood followed a relatively typical Manchester upbringing, until aged nine, when she was diagnosed with depression.

It’s a diagnosis that has stayed with Sarah Marie over three decades, and something she believes has coloured every life decision, including the one to write a novel.

Sarah Marie wrote The Second Cup as part of an MA Creative Writing practice as research degree at London South Bank University – where she was the vice-chancellor’s scholarship holder.

Sarah Marie was diagnosed with ADHD in November 2017 and published an extended edition of The Second Cup in February 2018 that included character interviews so she could diagnose one of her characters with the same condition.

Social Media Links

Facebook:                              https://www.facebook.com/sarahmariegraye
Twitter:                                  https://twitter.com/SarahMarieGraye
Instagram:                              https://www.instagram.com/sarahmariegraye
Goodreads:                            https://www.goodreads.com/sarahmariegraye

Please do have a look at some of the other stops on the Blitz and continue reading for a giveaway.


Giveaway – Win 3 x Signed copies of The Second Cup by Sarah Marie Graye (Open Internationally)

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