Review: Broken Branches - M. Jonathan Lee

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Title: Broken Branches
Author: M. Jonathan Lee
Genre: Mystery/Horror
Price: £8.99
Publisher: Hideaway Fall
Publication Date: 27/07/2017

A family tragedy forces Ian Perkins, along with his wife and young son, to return to his family home. Ian must uncover the truth behind the supposed family curse in the hope of fixing his marriage but could he actually be making it worse with his obsession? 

Hey there! I'm a bit late to the party but today is Book Lovers Day so I thought I'd share my review of Broken Branches with you! I was supposed to write this up last month but my time management is at an all time low right now so I hope you'll forgive me! Better late then never right?!

Broken Branches had a real emotional effect on me and to be quite honest, I couldn't find the right words to start off this review because of it. I read the book in the space of two days because I couldn't put it down. With every page I turned, I got more hooked and as much as I didn't want the story to end, I couldn't wait to find out what happens.

The story alternates between modern day in which Ian searches for answers and Ian's childhood. I didn't find it confusing and the alternation between past and present made for nice character development. Every character in the book plays a meaningful part to the story but all the spotlight is of course on Ian. I have to say I really enjoyed getting to know his character and in a way I even connected with him as I have an obsessive personality as well.

Broken Branches is a book I will not forget easily. I read psychological thrillers regularly but the way the author incorporated different elements of mental health - suicide, grief and obsession has really made this book stand out for me.

I had some suspicion as to what could happen in the end but honestly I was pleasantly surprised! The story was wrapped up really nicely for me. The author's style of writing and storytelling is fantastic and there's nothing negative I could say about this book!

Without any hesitation, I decided to give Broken Branches a rating of 5 stars. I have to say I've never read a book like this before, I've been recommending it to my family and friends and hopefully I'll persuade some of you enough to buy it 😉 I'm looking forward to reading M. Jonathan Lee's other books as I'm sure they'll be as good as this one!

Rating: 5/5

I also want to talk a little bit about Hideaway Fall - the new crew on the publishing block. Their marketing for Broken Branches and their launch has been exceptional. Head on over to my Instagram to check out the goodies they sent me to prepare me for my hideaway, I'm very grateful for them! I'm so, so excited to see what they have in store for the future!


About The Author

M. Jonathan Lee is an award-winning British author who has four published books under his sleeve. He currently lives in Yorkshire, England. Jonathan started writing seriously at the age of 9 at which point he self-published a magazine which ran for six issues and sold more than 500 copies.

Jonathan is a regular contributor and writes monthly on mental health issues for the Huffington Post.


Thank you to Hideaway Fall for providing me with a copy of this book in return for my honest review!

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