Career girl Becca Gates’ organised life is thrown into chaos when her mother, romantic novelist Pearl, announces her surprise engagement to Jack, a man she has only just met.
Worse news follows when Pearl tells Becca she intends to leave London, quit writing, and retire to her new fiancé’s idyllic waterside home on the south coast. Becca is determined to prevent Pearl from making a disastrous mistake, but when she at arrives at Rivermede, more shocks await when she stumbles upon a familiar yet unwelcome face from her past.
As Pearl embraces her new life amongst the local sailing fraternity, Becca receives a grim warning that all is not as calm as it seems at picturesque Rivermede, and if she wants to keep her family safe, she should keep them away.
But why should Becca trust the man who has betrayed her before, the man who broke her heart, the man who thinks he knows all her secrets?
I would like to thank the author, publisher and blog tour organiser for the ARC in return for an honest review.
The greatest compliment I can pay this novel is that at a time when I’m struggling to concentrate on reading, it gave me hours and hours of very enjoyable reading. It’s full of drama, great characters and a wonderful story and best of all, it’s reads with ease and I really needed that.
One of my favourite things about the novel was the story itself. Great I hear you say, because if the story if crap, what good is it as a novel? And you’d be right, but some stories have incredible characters, but the stories are so deep, you forget to enjoy the experience of reading, especially when like me, life is making it hard to concentrate and you just need a really enjoyable read to get you through. This is that book and I loved it for this! It’s why I would always buy the authors books. Don’t misunderstand me and think that makes it less of a great read, because I spent hours lost in the story and would recommend it to anyone that asked.
I have heard this story described by other book bloggers as a little Gem and that is the perfect description. The story revolves the fabulous character of Becca gates and the marriage of her mum to a man she meets on a cruise. What can go wrong? Plenty actually and it makes for a great cosy thriller. It’s also exciting and full of lots of twists and turns which kept me turning the pages eager to know if Becca and her family will be both safe and find a happy ending! There is just so much going on, as family secret after family secret, not all involving Becca’s family, are slowly revealed. This is as much a family drama, as a crime thriller and it fulfils both genres really well.
I am a big fan of this authors writing and I can’t wait for the next one.
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About the author.
Rosie Travers grew up in Southampton on the south coast of England and loved escaping into a good book at a very early age. After many years juggling motherhood and a variety of jobs in local government she moved to Southern California in 2009. With time on her hands she started a blog about the perils of ex-pat life which rekindled a teenage desire to become a writer. Now permanently settled back in the UK, Rosie takes inspiration from the towns and landscape of her native south coast and enjoys writing heart-warming stories sprinkled with mystery, tragedy, comedy and romance. Rosie’s debut novel, The Theatre of Dreams, was published by Crooked Cats Books in August 2018. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association.