Blog Tour Review: The Boy in the Well

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The Boy in the Well
Dan Clark

April 13, 2021

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A time to mourn. A gruesome find. A race for the truth.

After her husband and son are killed in a tragic car accident, Carolyn goes to stay with her mother in a quiet, rural town. She hopes the break will help her cope with her loss.

Soon, Carolyn discovers that the small town holds unforgivable secrets. One she stumbles upon when she discovers the body of a young boy down a well – only to find he has disappeared when she returns with the police.

The local residents, including Carolyn’s mother, doubt her discovery and blame it on her current state of mind. Rumours begin to spread.

With somebody determined to stop Carolyn uncovering the truth, she knows she needs to prove what she saw. Not just for the boy and his family but also for herself.

Will Carolyn be able to find the proof she needs? Or will her life be in danger if she continues her search?

My review:

Being disconsolate over the death of her husband and son, Carolyn goes to stay with her mother.   While on a walk she sees a boy’s body in a well, but by the time the police arrive, he’s gone.  I love that the author gives us little nuggets from the villain.  While Carolyn struggles with whether she’s imagined it or not and the town mocks her, we know the truth. Well, some of the truth.  We don’t know who is watching her, so we get to try and guess who and why as the book progresses. And many a guesses I had.

I was surprised this was by a debut author.  The story is well thought out and while I figured out a small piece, I was far from figuring it all out.  The pace of the book is good and the danger she’s in grows throughout the book. There are many a twists that I didn’t see coming. 

The ending was slightly over complicated, but the building to the climax is substantiated throughout the story. I’m interested to see what the author writes next. 







Author BioDan was born in the North West of England. He started reading Stephen King from an early age and is still a committed fan today, believing this is what inspired him to start writing.

After leaving school, he studied Accounting before realising working with numbers wasn’t for him. He has done numerous jobs which include, working in retail, in busy restaurants as a Chef, driving a taxi and moving on to driving lorries.

Dan lives with his fiancé, Rachel, and easily annoyed cat, Burt. In his free time he loves to find a comfortable chair with a large cup of tea and read thriller and horror novels. He enjoys walking and being out in the countryside and devotes most of his time to his passion: writing his own stories.

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