Blurbs, I suspect, are notoriously difficult to get right. You want to give a sense of the book’s style, genre, its essence. You want to pique readers’ interest with a summary that’s compelling, evocative and informative, without giving too much away. They’re very different creatures to synopses, though each may contain aspects of the other. Together with the title and cover, the blurb is the first sense the reader gets of a book. It had better be good.
So here’s what my publisher has come up with for my debut novel, out next spring. I rather like it. What do you think?