Blog Review Round Up


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Tonight is the launch party for The Long Fall. I’m too excited to write today, so instead here’s a round up of all the lovely bloggers’ reviews so far. I have been completely knocked out by the support of the blogging community – not least because all of that work and care comes from a love of books, nothing more or less. It’s totally heartening.

Thanks, guys!

Here are links to the reviews:

“Whether you loved Gone Girl and are looking for something even better or it irritated the hell out of you and you are looking for something even better than read this you won’t be disappointed.”
The Madwoman in the Attic

“Personally I’ve found it even better than an already superb “Tarnished” and I suspect that “The Long Fall” will be one of this year’s great summer reads.”
Upcoming for Me

“Julia Crouch’s novels are notable for their sharp observation, their descriptive prose, their clever plotting and their control of pace. The Long Fallhas all these elements with a few others besides.”
Shots Mag

“Darkness, secrets and danger jump from the pages ensuring you are hooked!”
Supermum Where’s My Cape

“A masterclass in suspense and psychological turmoil.”
Crime Reader Blog

“The Long Fall is a gripping read, the perfect accompaniment for the resent sunny weather that we have been having, but you might not want to be alone whilst you’re reading…. ”
A Book Lover’s Blog

“I loved this book from start to finish.”
Webster’s World of Books

“a gripping read that had me hooked from the very first page.”
Shaz’s Book Blog

“This dark and chilling story of love, betrayal and guilt shows how one moment of violence can result in a chain reaction that continues across the decades. Highly atmospheric, with fabulously flawed and complex characters, and a super twisty plot, it’s a great read.

The Long Fall is domestic noir at its very best.”
Crime Thriller Girl

“The pages turn, the revelations come along at a brisk pace, the sense of dread grows as Kate’s world is systematically undermined. All leads up to a conclusion that brings the narrative satisfyingly full-circle.”
We Love This Book

“The Long Fall is a superior psychological thriller which kept me hooked for the couple of days it took me to read. It’s the ideal book for someone who fancies a compelling, but intelligent rather than frothy, summer read.”
Louise Reviews Books

“This is an excellent read which I give 10/10.”
Candy’s Book Case

If you’ve reviewed The Long Fall on your blog and you’re not listed here, please email me with the url and I’ll put it up in another post. Now: on to hair, makeup and frockery.

Blog Tour Day Seven: Extract

Well, we’re exhausted after the geographically challenging but enormously exciting Long Fall Blog Tour. It’s going to take weeks to recover!

The final stop off is in rural Herefordshire at  Chocolate Chunky Munkie, blog of Jenny, 34. Her favourite genres are Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian, Vampires and Shape Shifters, but luckily she . . . → Read More

Blog Tour Day Six: Dos and Don’ts

Sorry, this should have been posted yesterday. I was in York, though, doing a panel for the Festival of Ideas, ten days of over 120 mostly free events,with talks from world-class speakers, performances, exhibitions and interactive experiences for people of all ages.

I was talking about fly fishing.

Not really. I was talking about crime . . . → Read More

Blog Tour Day Five: Extract

My friend Ms Emma Kilbey finds a particularly shocking passage…

After a serene, heatwave-smoothed passage back home across the Irish sea, today’s Blog Tour stopoff is Erin’s Choice.

Erin is 23, and loves books. Her favourite genre is chick lit, but thankfully she can sometimes be persuaded to read the odd bit of crime fiction, . . . → Read More

Blog Tour Day 4: My Top Five


So, to celebrate publication day, the blog tour stops off today at The Madwoman in the Attic, A great blog by Lisa D in Ireland. Lisa is a book obsessive, and writes for websites, print and radio. History is her passion and she’s currently working on a novel set, like The Long Fall, in . . . → Read More

Blog Tour Day 3: GIVEAWAY!

This is not a watercolour! It’s my photograph of the actual view from a beach in Ikaria.

Today, the Long Fall Blog Tour van stops off at The Book Trail, with a great article about the travelling aspect in the book and a giveaway.

Born out of a love of books and travel, The . . . → Read More

Blog Tour Day 2: About the cover

Today’s blog tour stops off at From First Page to Last. This fantastic blog is the brainchild of Janet, who says of herself:

I’m…a 36 year old, wife to one, mum to two. I work in legal publishing, so I spend all day reading legislation.  I have a thing for reading and so I . . . → Read More

Blog Tour Day 1

Although it seems like only yesterday that I bought a new frock for the launch of Tarnished, I’ve got to go out shopping again, because it’s publication week for my next novel, The Long Fall. 

But it’s not all about the frocks. So here’s a bit about the book:

The central question for me when I started . . . → Read More

Rant on piracy

It seems a bit mealy minded to put up an angry post after such a long silence. The current lack of airplay has been down to Dark & Stormy festival, about which more in a bit. But I need to get this off my chest.


I have become increasingly outraged at the whole piracy issue. I have . . . → Read More

Win a proof of The Long Fall


The marvellous DEAD GOOD BOOKS are running a competition to win one of ten The Long Fall proofs.

It’s easy to . . . → Read More