Your Secret’s Safe With Me
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?
My Musings :
Source : Review copy from Rachel's Random Resources
Date read : 20 March, 2019
Rating : 4/5
Reread factor : 3/5
I don't know why but I thought it was a very serious-y ( is that even a word? ) suspense story. I was totally mistaken. The cover is not dark and that should have been my first clue. But no! I go in and read a story,which I can't seem to put into a specific category, with a few twists and turns.
This is a light mystery book which has lots of elements like the mother-daughter relationship, a cozy community feel and look and a few mysterious comments and events leading to a good read. It was time well spent for the amount of fun I had with it.
It has romance and family and slight suspense with bits of humorous banter among the characters.
The characters were well etched, such that with very human tendencies and faults. The writing was very entertaining and easy to enjoy. The tale was well paced and had me not racing to the end but on a comfortable stroll through the pages.
I give this a 4 star because I enjoyed it and it kept me well entertained though it didn't get me hooked onto each page with much anticipation. It was a meandering kind of a book.
I received a copy for reviewing purposes which doesn't impact my review in any way.
Author Bio –
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.
Social Media Links –
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