#TFBookClub reads ‘Halfway’ set in WALES

22nd October 2018

#TFBookClub November/December 2018

TFBookClub reads Halfway set in WALES

#TFBookClub reads Halfway set in WALES

Our first ten outings for the #TFBookClub have seen us travel the world, seeing different locations through the eyes of authors:

  • We have so far been #OnLiteraryLocation in SARDINIA with Rosanna Ley’s The Little Theatre By The Sea 
  • We have explored the sense of history in PRAGUE, reading Prague Nights by Benjamin Black
  • We have been on a real adventure to CENTRAL AMERICA with Maile Meloy’s Do Not Become Alarmed 
  • We have been immersed in an intense relationship between two female writers in Exquisite by Sarah Stovell, set in NORTHUMBERLAND and the LAKE DISTRICT,
  • We have met Harriet Steel’s Inspector de Silva in 1930s CEYLON (now SRI LANKA), experiencing Trouble in Nuala
  • We have time-travelled to exotic GRANADA in historic ANDALUCIA SPAIN with Jane Johnson’s Court of Lions
  • We have dived into the beautiful CYCLADES in GREECE with Hannah Fielding’s Aphrodite’s Tears
  • We have returned to CEYLON (now SRI LANKA) with The Sapphire Widow by Dinah Jefferies
  • We have gone west to CORNWALL with One Cornish Summer by Liz Fenwick
  • And most recently we travelled to NORWAY, SCOTLAND and FRANCE with The Sixteen Trees of the Somme by Lars Mytting 

Our latest #TFBookClub outing takes us to WALES with crime thriller Halfway by B. E. Jones.

If everyone is lying, who can you trust?

The Halfway Inn is closed to customers, side-lined by a bypass and hidden deep in inhospitable countryside. One winter’s night, two women end up knocking on the door, seeking refuge as a blizzard takes hold.

But why is the landlord less than pleased to see them? And what is his elderly father trying so hard to tell them?

At the local police station PC Lissa Lloyd is holding the fort while the rest of her team share in the rare excitement of a brutal murder at an isolated farmhouse. A dangerous fugitive is on the run – but how can Lissa make a name for herself if she’s stuck at her desk? When a call comes in saying the local district nurse is missing, she jumps at the chance to investigate her disappearance.

The strangers at Halfway wait out the storm, but soon realise they might have been safer on the road. It seems not all the travellers will make it home for Christmas . .

Join us in reading Halfway to see if Lissa can unravel the dark mystery in a book that is getting rave reviews.

‘Didn’t see the twists coming and loved the layered approach to storytelling and believable characters.’

‘This has to be the one of most cleverly structured crime novels I’ve ever read! The intertwining of plot and characters is ingenious.’

Apply for a copy to read along:

If you would like to apply for a copy to read along with us during November and early December 2018, just leave a COMMENT below and tell us whether you prefer PAPER (UK only) or DIGITAL for world readers (via Netgalley) or EITHER – by midnight, 31st October 2018. The first names out of the hat on THURSDAY 1st November 2018 will be sent copies of the book. After that we can all start turning the pages and share our thoughts over the subsequent weeks.

We will be in touch at the beginning of November if you are one of our lucky readers! Don’t forget, applications close midnight, 31st October 2018!

Andrew and Tina for the TripFiction team

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  1. User: PedalOn54

    Posted on: 12/09/2020 at 4:51 pm

    Interesting concept! The Nov.-Dec. selection looks like my kind of read. Looking forward to it!

    Digital, please.


  2. User: lindyloumac

    Posted on: 31/10/2018 at 6:11 pm

    Whoops I forgot to say paper please if I am lucky enough to be drawn. Thanks LindyLouMac


  3. User: lindyloumac

    Posted on: 31/10/2018 at 6:10 pm

    First time here, living in Wales would love to join in with this if I am lucky enough to be drawn.


    1 Comment

    • User: andrewmorris51

      Posted on: 31/10/2018 at 6:14 pm

      Welcome, Lindy Lou…and good luck!


  4. User: Harriet Steel

    Posted on: 25/10/2018 at 6:40 am

    This sounds exciting. If I’m lucky enough to be chosen, I’d love a paper copy please.


  5. User: Lynne C Jones

    Posted on: 24/10/2018 at 9:37 am

    A digital copy would be great so I can read along.. I’ll be in hospital isolation for treatment some of November but always have connection to keep me happy! Looks great.


    1 Comment

    • User: Andrea

      Posted on: 01/11/2018 at 8:11 pm

      Hope all goes well Lynne. I know books were a godsend when I’ve been in hospital.


  6. User: Angela Paull

    Posted on: 24/10/2018 at 8:08 am

    Paper please (my Welsh fiancé is always nagging me to get more Welsh )


  7. User: Ruth Carson-Byrne

    Posted on: 23/10/2018 at 12:45 pm

    Sounds like a great read. Paper please.


    1 Comment

    • User: Paula Rampton

      Posted on: 23/10/2018 at 8:22 pm

      Sounds great would love a paper copy please


  8. User: Teresa S

    Posted on: 23/10/2018 at 10:02 am

    Sounds gripping. Paper copy if chosen please.

    Thank you.


  9. User: Cheri Bartlett

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 9:04 pm

    Paper please. Would like to join in as sounds interesting.


  10. User: Melanie Daniels

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 8:14 pm

    Paper please. This sounds really interesting.


  11. User: Leila Benhamida

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 5:15 pm

    Love to Join on Paperback.


  12. User: barbara baer

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 4:42 pm

    I’d love to join, read digital (live in California), sounds fun, thanks, barbara


  13. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 4:22 pm

    I do love a good thriller, paper please x


  14. User: Judy smith

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 4:05 pm

    Paper please I like a book in my hands it sounds a good book to read


  15. User: Bonnie K.

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 3:54 pm

    I love thrillers. As I’m not in the UK, it’s digital for me.


  16. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 2:15 pm

    I have read quite a few thrillers recently and am always looking out for a new author. I would love a paper copy please.


  17. User: Sara Hill

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 2:12 pm

    I would love a paper copy of this book. My son and his wife are on holiday in Wales at the moment and rarely go anywhere else. Most of the books I have been reading lately have been thrillers and they have been gripping . Finding a new author is always good.


  18. User: Andrea Hedgcock

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 1:21 pm

    Paper please! The beginning sounds fantastic!


  19. User: clare edmonstone

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 1:19 pm

    Paper or digital


  20. User: Caroline Judd

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 12:30 pm

    Paper please.


  21. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 12:08 pm

    This sounds like a thrilling good read! Can I have a paper copy please.


  22. User: Sam Penn-Smith

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 11:47 am

    First timer to a book club. So looking forward to joining in. Paper book would be preferred but do have a kindle if digital only available.



    • User: Claire Harris

      Posted on: 23/10/2018 at 9:41 pm

      Sounds spooky! A paperback copy would be lovely if I’m a winner, thanks! 🙂


    • User: andrewmorris51

      Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 12:58 pm

      Welcome, Sam. Hope you enjoy the #TFBookClub!


  23. User: Kate Timaeus

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 10:56 am

    Greetings from New Quay, West Wales! I would love to read this. Paper copy please.


  24. User: Julie Mellis

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 10:53 am

    I’ve stepped back for a couple of book club sessions but I’d like to return for this one.

    I very much prefer paperback, once read, forever kept on my bookshelf to display.

    Thank you for your good work. Excellent website. Use it alot and tell my customers about it.


    1 Comment

    • User: tripfiction

      Posted on: 31/10/2018 at 4:11 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment!


  25. User: Susan Lacey

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 10:51 am

    Paper copy please. My husband is Welsh so I have a great affinity for books set in Wales. And I’m always interested in new authors! Thanks for the opportunity.


  26. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 10:10 am

    I’d love to read this crime thriller, Wales, a blizzard, an inhospitable pub…this has it all. A paper copy please.


  27. User: Jane Willis

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 10:03 am

    Sounds like a great read – a really good thriller. Print copy please if I’m lucky.


  28. User: Denise Price

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 9:47 am

    Can’t wait to read Halfway. Sounds like an intriguing book. Either, please.


  29. User: Suzanne Ryan

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 9:24 am

    Sounds like a good read, digital please?


  30. User: Claire Thorpe

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 9:14 am

    Sounds intriguing! Paper please


  31. User: Helen Clayton

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 9:04 am

    Paper copy please. Intriguing!


  32. User: julie ryan

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 9:02 am

    a print copy would be fab x


  33. User: claire Broomsgrove

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 8:56 am

    paper copy please.


  34. User: Anne Allen

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 8:55 am



  35. User: Cheralyn Noske

    Posted on: 22/10/2018 at 8:54 am

    This sounds an extremely interesting range of books to explore.
    Digital please.


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