Written by Rosie Travers
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?
Well-Written, Full of Humour and Intrigue!
A wonderful read, with so much going on! This is a family saga, crime mystery and so much more, all rolled into one very readable novel.
Becca is a busy lady; she looks after her mother’s career and keeps an eye on her younger brother. As her mother is a novelist of some repute, Becca’s life is never dull, and when she expects Pearl to return from a cruise, the bombshell drops that she has returned with a ring on her finger and intends to give up the career which provides Becca with a job, a home, and an income! Heading off to Pearl’s new home on the south coast, she discovers that she’s not the only relative with misgivings and the other, seemingly unable to hide his doubts, is rather fond of issuing threats. Then Becca encounters a blast from the past – and not a very welcome one either!
This is a really well-written novel, full of intrigue. I had my doubts about almost everyone, unable to decide who was trustworthy and who was most definitely a baddie! With plenty of lighter moments, this is an easy read and one I so enjoyed. I really took to the characters, without exception, and there is some really clever plotting which kept my interest all the way through. Then, right at the very end, there’s the biggest shock of all!! Never saw that coming! I closed my ereader with a sigh of satisfaction at a superb story, well told and quite memorable. This is another author most definitely on my radar from here on in. Highly recommended, and a full five star read!
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources both for my copy and for inviting me to take part in this Blog Tour. As always, this is my honest and unbiased review.
Tags: family saga, humour, mystery
- Size: 289 pages
- Publisher: Crooked Cat Books
- Publication Date: 18 February 2019
- Purchase Links: amazon
Meet 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.