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Sunday, 4 May 2014

Dorothy Koomson - Rose Petal Beach

This review was written by Babs Simpson & reviewed live on the bookshow 30th April 2014
FOR ANY DK FANS THIS IS A MUST READ.  SHE IS A VERY CLEVER AUTHOR WHOSE PLOTS ARE ALWAYS BRILLIANTLY WELL CONCEIVED AND SHE INVOLVES THE LUCKY READER WITH INTRIGUE AND HEART-STOPPING TENSION.
THE HEROINE OF THIS NOVEL IS TAMIA CHALLEY MARRIED TO SCOTT, THE MOTHER OF TWO DAUGHTERS AND LIVING VERY HAPPILY IN BRIGHTON.  SHE HAS TWO VERY GOOD FRIENDS - MIRABELLE AND BEATRIX - AND LIFE IS GOOD UNTIL ONE DREADFUL EVENING WHEN POLICE OFFICERS ARRIVE TO ARREST HER HUSBAND.
FROM THAT MOMENT ON, TAMIS LIFE BEGINS TO UNRAVEL AND SHE BECOMES MORE UNCERTAIN ABOUT WHOM SHE CAN TRUST, WHO IS LYING, WHAT HAS HAPPENED.  AND WE SUFFER EVERYTHING WITH HER.  ONE MOMENT YOU KNOW SCOTT TO BE TOTALLY INNOCENT, THE NEXT HE MIGHT WELL BE GUILTY.  MIRABELLE HAS LIED TO THE POLICE  BUT PERHAPS SHE WAS TELLING THE TRUTH AFTER ALL.
IT IS ALL QUITE TERRIFYING AND BELIEVABLE AND POOR TAMI HAS TO TRY TO KEEP HERSELF GOING AND NOT WORRY HER LITTLE DAUGHTERS WHILE HER LIFE IS TURNING UPSIDE DOWN.
AS THE REVIEWER IN WOMAN MAGAZINE SAYS " CLEVERLY TOLD BY THREE FEMALE NARRATORS, THIS IS A COMPLEX TALE OF A TERRIBLE CRIME ... I WAS GRIPPED FROM THE START OF THIS BOOK AND DESPERATE TO UNCOVER THE TRUTH".
I COULDN'T AGREE MORE.  IT IS QUITE BRILLIANT AND YOU WILL THINK ABOUT IT LONG AFTER THE LAST PAGE HAS BEEN TURNED.  READ IT!

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