• Becca McCulloch

Review: A Prison in the Sun

A Prison in the Sun

After millennial ghostwriter Trevor Moore rents an old farmhouse in Fuerteventura, he moves in to find his muse.

Instead, he discovers a rucksack filled with cash. Who does it belong to - and should he hand it in... or keep it?

Struggling to make up his mind, Trevor unravels the harrowing true story of a little-known concentration camp that incarcerated gay men in the 1950s and 60s.


An achingly beautiful novel that explores persecution of gay men in the mid-twentieth century.

(In full disclosure, I haven’t finished the book. I’m home with four children for the duration of this pandemic. They don’t believe in my right to downtime.)

The prose in this novel resonates deeply. Ms. Blackthorn has a gifted way with words. The plot is well-constructed. She uses time shifts between present and past to tell the story - I often find that disrupts narrative but the author employed the device well. The storyline in the present helped to add tension and mystery to the story in the past.

This far, this is a truly excellent novel. I can’t wait to finish it.

Purchase Link: http://mybook.to/prisonsun

Author Bio – Isobel Blackthorn is an award-winning author of unique and engaging fiction. She writes dark psychological thrillers, mysteries, and contemporary and literary fiction. Isobel was shortlisted for the Ada Cambridge Prose Prize 2019 for her biographical short story, ‘Nothing to Declare’. The Legacy of Old Gran Parks is the winner of the Raven Awards 2019. Isobel holds a PhD from the University of Western Sydney, for her research on the works of Theosophist Alice A. Bailey, the ‘Mother of the New Age.’ She is the author of The Unlikely Occultist: a biographical novel of Alice A. Bailey.

Social Media Links –







©2017 by Author Becca McCulloch. Proudly created with Wix.com