I first read Song Of The Robin by RV Biggs a few years ago now and loved it so when I knew that Rob had a blog tour going for the book, I was really looking forward to reading it again with the updated story and being part of the blog tour.
About the book
The whispered voices and unsettling dreams were puzzling enough, but when the visions began, disquiet crept into Sarah Richards’ heart.
Living a joyless and unfulfilled existence, Sarah’s life, however, is ordered and routine. But one autumn morning she sees a figure waving to her, the figure of a man more ghostly than real
Several times he appears, but is the spectre harmless, or are his intentions malevolent? Disturbed and intrigued, Sarah endeavours to understand the mystery, to identify her unknown stalker.
But with each visitation, she becomes ever more bewildered, and as her ordered life begins to unravel, she questions the reality of all that she knows, and with mounting horror, even her own sanity.
Publication date information, format information (print/ebook), price and link to buy
- Song of the Robin was originally published in 2012. It has since undergone a re-write and received a Books Go Social silver quality award in 2018.
- It is available in both e-book and paperback formats at £1.99 and £6.99 respectively.
- Song of the Robin can be found on amazon here for e-book or paperback, and for other e-devices from here.
So what did I think?
As someone who enjoys thinking that there’s more to this life than us and this, I found this book such an interesting and enjoyable read.
Sarah who is totally disillusioned with her life, hears voices when she’s out walking with her dog and then starts to lose time, followed by a mystery man. Wondering whether she’s losing the plot with her life, she shares her thoughts with her friend, to be told that she’s not well and is not taken seriously.
The story unfolds and as a reader, you find yourself solving a puzzle and being totally intrigued by this book.
The author is clearly a very talented writer, describing emotions and settings beautifully so that the reader is fully immersed in the story from the moment you start reading. He puts just the perfect amount of creepiness and uncertainty in there to keep you compelled.
I loved this book the first time I read it. The second time around, I loved it even more. It’s enthralling, takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions, and is a thoroughly enjoyable read which really holds your attention and keeps you turning those pages.
About the author
R V Biggs lives in a small ex-mining village near Wolverhampton, England, with his wife Julie, and Mags the black lab. He has four grown up children and six grandchildren.
Walking with the dog is a favourite pastime and much of the story line for his first novel was developed during these lengthy outings.
Robert worked for 35 years in telecommunications but changed career paths to a managerial supporting role within a local Mental Health NHS trust. It was during the period between these roles that the concept for Song of the Robin was born.
Robert is a firm believer that destiny and co-incidence exist hand in hand and this conviction extends to his writing. He has a passion for holistic well-being and after first-hand experience of the potential healing powers of Reiki, a form of energy therapy, took a Reiki level 1 training course to heighten his spiritual awareness. Robert’s experiences in these areas helped conceive the ideas that led to Song of the Robin and its sequel Reunion, novels with central themes of fate, love and the strength of family. His writing however is not fantasy but is set in modern times involving real people living real lives.