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ThThe Gifts by Liz Hyder

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Manilla Press
Source: Compulsive Readers
Rating: 4’5/5
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About The Book

In an age defined by men, it will take something extraordinary to show four women who they truly are . . .
October 1840. A young woman staggers alone through a forest in Shropshire as a huge pair of impossible wings rip themselves from her shoulders.
Meanwhile, when rumours of a ‘fallen angel’ cause a frenzy across London, a surgeon desperate for fame and fortune finds himself in the grips of a dangerous obsession, one that will place the women he seeks in the most terrible danger . . .


My Thougths

Compelling and magical, “The Gifts” is a story you don’t want to miss.
I don’t think it will be fair to reveal much of the plot, it’s so well written and special that knowing too much before I start reading will spoil the story in my taste. When a rumour of a “Fallen Angel” starts appearing across the nineteenth-century London, different characters will want to discover the truth behind it, but for very different reasons.
This is an amazing read, but to tell the truth, it’s not an easy one, it talks about difficult topics, making the reader sometimes to have to stop reading to assimilate everything that they are reading.
Mystic, reality, greed, science are some of the themes you’ll read in this book. Told between different voices, it makes the reader see the different perspectives and see the full view of the story as everything is revealed.
Be prepared to be shaken and amazed with this book, the mystery of what really happened intrigues you from the beginning, but also repel of how some of the characters act. Sadly, it doesn’t matter what period of the story you are reading, horrible things always happen.
“The Gifts”, a book you have to read.


About The Author

Liz Hyder is a writer and creative workshop leader. She has been part of Writing West Midlands’s Room 204 writer development programme since 2016. In early 2018, she won The Bridge Award/Moniack Mhor Emerging Writer Award. Bearmouth is her first novel. Named The Times Children’s Book of the Year in 2019, Bearmouth was the Waterstones Children’s Book for Older Readers 2020 and the winner of the Branford Boase Award 2020. It has also been shortlisted for the UKLA Awards and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021. Her first book for adults, The Gifts, is publishing in February 2022 in the UK. Originally from London, she now lives in South Shropshire in a small medieval market town surrounded by hills, books and plants.