Sunday Book Review – More Glimpses by Hugh Roberts

Today’s Sunday Book Review is for Hugh Roberts’ newest short story book – More Glimpses. If you’re familiar with Hugh’s first book – Glimpses, this new book of stories that keeps you gripped till the end will continue to do so. For those who have yet to enter Hugh’s world of oddities, time travel and twisted endings, you’re in for a treat.

 

 

Blurb:

Do you believe in fairies at the bottom of the garden? Or know the real truth about what lurks inside every mobile phone? Would you steal items from a blind person, or send your neighbours on a time travelling adventure fraught with danger and menace to save the human race from a bug? How about staying in a sleepy village where many murders have taken place or coming to the aid of royalty while out shopping?

These are just some of the subjects covered in the second collection of short stories and flash fiction from author and writer, Hugh W. Roberts.

‘More Glimpses’ gives the reader an opportunity to take a peek into the lives of normal, everyday people whose lives are all on a path full of twists, turns and unexpected endings. However, it’s not only about the humans; nothing escapes the extraordinary journeys Hugh has planned for you. If you are a lover of shows such as ‘Black Mirror’ or ‘The Twilight Zone’ then you’re in for another exciting trip in this second collection from Hugh. Come and meet the characters who had no idea their lives were about to be turned upside-down. Enjoy the ride!

 

My 5 Star Review:

Hugh Roberts never disappoints with his uncanny ability to take a simple life event and twist it into a life-altering situation, keeping us glued till the very end. It’s always a struggle to figure out where this author will lead us with his often dark trysts into another dimension. Like in true Roberts fashion, More Glimpses takes us into the lives of some interesting characters – many of whom don’t always have good intentions.

A few stories which stick in my mind: The Whistle – when love succumbs to war, what happens when time travelers’ plans get bungled up in The Bag Lady, Murder in Evershot brings us the life-like game of Clue mixed with a bit of Miss Marple and a good warning about letting strangers know where you live, you may never look at carrot cake the same way again after reading Easter Bunny Cake. And one of my favorites – The Jump – burning love at both ends of the candle can be a biatch and Karma comes in for just desserts.

This book of short stories offers a wide array of genres to entertain, sometimes frighten, and make you think. You may need to leave the lights on when reading!

 

46 thoughts on “Sunday Book Review – More Glimpses by Hugh Roberts

  1. A lovely review of Hugh’s book, Debby. There is definitely something for everyone in this book of short stories.

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  2. Sounds like Hugh is on a roll with his magical imagination Debby and the books sounds full of surprises
    Thank you for sharing and I hope those who read do not get too many sleepless nights!

    Have a great Sunday Debby..
    Much love my friend ❤

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  3. Hi Debby, thank you for reading and reviewing More Glimpses (and for allowing your blog recently to be the first stop on the’ More Glimpses’ blog tour). They are delighted that you enjoyed the stories and have highlighted some of your favourites. ‘Murder in Evershot’ and ‘The Whistle’ seem to be very popular with readers.
    I’m overwhelmed with the response readers are giving ‘More Glimpses’, and hope that those that have not read ‘Glimpses’ may also give that short story collection a try.
    Have a fantastic week.
    xx

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    1. Hi Hugh. It’s my pleasure to share your book here on my blog. Isn’t it funny how some people just gravitate to certain stories? This is a good indicator for you to keep up with writing what your fans love most. ❤ xxx

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  4. It sounds like you enjoyed Hugh’s book, Debbie. Really like Hugh how weaves different genres such as science-fiction and mysteries together. You got me wondering how I might never look at carrot cake the same way again after reading his second book. A book that makes you frightened and think is a book well-thought through as it was written 🙂

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  5. Great review, Debby. I thoroughly enjoy Hugh’s storytelling. His first book was great, and I have high hopes for this one too. I can’t wait to get into it. 🙂

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  6. I’m familiar with Hugh Roberts”s stories and I’m not surprised his new book is getting such great reviews. Thanks for the recommendation, Debby, and congratulations to the author. ♥

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  7. Very jealous you already had the pleasure of reading this. It’s on my list but I’m still slowly catching up with all non-festival related reading after last week. Thanks for the heads-up, I feel motivated now to get to it faster.
    Hugs!

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    1. Aw, thanks so much Christoph. I know your plate is very full these days. Books don’t collect dust in ebook form, so whenever you’re ready, Hugh’s book will be waiting for you.! Hugs! ❤ xx

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  8. I haven’t read any of Hugh’s stories Debbie, it sounds like I may have to visit his blog and start finding out what is on offer…. though I’m a bit of a wimp and don’t like to be frightened

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    1. Lol, hi Pauline! Oh yes, you should visit Hugh’s blog. Hugh is very entertaining and offers some excellent tips on everything blogging. And hey, I’m the biggest wimp and scaredy cat in town, if I can read his books, I’m sure you could too, lol. 🙂 ❤

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    1. Happy to pique your interest Deb. I do enjoy reading short story books in between novels sometimes as I can finish a complete story and come back to the book for another as opposed to putting down an unputdownable novel, lol 😉 x

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  9. This sounds like a terrific collection, Deb. Thanks for sharing your review. I’ll be adding this to my TBR and plan to read in October. That may sound funny but that’s the month and season I like to read mysterious, suspenseful stories. 🙂 Congratulations Hugh on the publication of your second short story collection!

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  10. What a wonderful review of Hugh’s latest book, Debby. I think you summed up his writing style perfectly! I’m looking forward to start reading “More Glimpses” soon. It’s next on my mental “to read” list. Let’s hope I find some downtime the coming months. 🙂

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