Review, Sapphic Fiction

Reviews for The Tell Tale

The Tell Tale has been out a few weeks and I’m really thrilled with the reception it’s had. It’s a complex tale of love and secrets in a mid-winter, 70s, Wales, and that some readers have enjoyed it so much means the world! Thanks to everyone who’s left a review.

Here are few quotes:

“‘The Tell Tale’ by Clare Ashton is outstanding. My book of the year by a long way.” – Kitty Kat’s Book Review

Will grab you by the throat, put a lump there, and make you hold your breath until the very end” – Lez Review Books

If you like twists and turns, wrongs righted, and heartbreaking redemption and love, you will simply adore this novel.” – The Lesbian Review

The Tell Tale is an absolutely riveting read” – Sapphic Book Review

Historical fiction with many awesome queer reps, and it is the quality mystery we need” – Hsinju’s Lit Log

This isn’t a romance, yet there is a love story just as captivating as the rest of the book” – Jude in the Stars

an intricate mystery and intrigue filled with more twists and turns than a knotted ball of yarn” – Rainbow Reflections

4 thoughts on “Reviews for The Tell Tale”

  1. I absolutely agree with the reviews. It was a painful book for me to read, having been raised the daughter of a Baptist fundamentalist minister in a very patriarchal family. I felt, in turn, helpless, horrified, frustrated, and, ultimately, shared the triumph of the women whose lives I felt deeply immersed in. I was impressed by the depth and breadth of the characters, and the beauty of the landscape. Claire Ashton is a magnificent story teller, as always. Head and shoulders above the rest in the genre. Would love to see this as a movie or limited serial.

    1. Thank you so much for those very generous words about my writing 🙂 I’m glad you found it an immersive read – I’ve had my head in that time and story for months and miss those characters.

  2. Really enjoyed the book . quite different from previous reads but just as enjoyable, couldn’t put it down. You were drawn into the story, with many characters. You felt all the emotions and the tension stayed with you right to the very end of the story.

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