At The Dark Hour by John Wilson #Blogtour #12DaysOfChristmas #ClinkStreet #Review

Information about the Book

Title: At the Dark Hour

Author: John Wilson

Release Date: 19th July 2018

Genre: Historical Romance

Page Count: 720

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing



A loving affair is destroyed by the Blitz on London. Julia ends her relationship with Adam. Her concern is for her children and that, if she is divorced, she will lose them. What is the nature of love? Does it have gradations? Love, and it’stextures, lie at the heart of this story. Love is where you find it. And sometimes it ambushes you. And, often, it is hidden.

My Review

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My Review

I’d like to thank Clink Street Publishing, Faye Rogers and John Wilson for inviting me onto this tour.

At the dark hour is a story and a half to get your teeth into. I don’t think I’ve read such a long book in years!

Although the blurb states this is a romance it’s more of a drama surrounding a firm of lawyers, their cases and wives.

There are many characters to keep up with, I found this sometimes slightly confusing, but once I got to grips with who was who it brought depth to the story.

The main theme running through the book is Adam and Julia’s affair. Adultery in the 1940’s has a totally different impact to modern days. It could lead for a mother to lose custody of her children and complete financial ruin. It makes interesting and shocking reading when you realise how times have changed.

At the dark hour is a fantastic, well written read. I’d highly recommend it, especially for someone who likes their books meaty!

All About John

Originally from Wigan, John Wilson is a QC at 1, Hare Court, London who was called to the bar in 1981. He has written or contributed to a number of academic text books, written very many articles and is a published poet.

Wilson drew on his many years of experience of family law (and in the early days criminal law) and upon the misogyny and homophobia which were characteristic of the law at the time the novel is set.

When not working in London, Wilson spends as much of his time as possible in the South of France, where the novel was written, and travels extensively.

Where To Find John



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