I am a day or two late posting this as I am still in shock over what has happened in Christchurch. We would never ever have expected this to happen in NZ. It is awful. There is no place for extremism in any healthy society. I don’t know who said it but there is a quote I think we all need to remember: “All it takes for evil for flourish is for good men to do nothing to stop it”.
On that note, I am going to keep my recommendation this week short. As I said in my goodreads review, this won’t be to everyone’s taste but I enjoyed it. I also wish there were fewer jibes at self-published authors. Be warned that this is more of a ‘literary’ read and so the pace is slower.
“Guilty people keep secrets.”
Isabelle Austen returns to her hometown on a small, isolated Pacific Northwest island to take over the family tourism business after the death of her mother, a disapproving parent and a hard woman to love. Feeling lost, Isabelle is also struggling with a recent divorce and wondering if she’ll ever come into her own. Then her life takes a surprising turn: The mysterious Henry North arrives on Parrish Island, steps off a seaplane, and changes Isabelle’s world forever. From the beginning, their relationship is heady and intense—then Isabelle learns of Henry’s disturbing past, involving the death of a fiancée and the disappearance of a wife. Suddenly Isabelle is caught between love and suspicion, paranoia and passion, as she searches for the truth she may not want to find—and is swept into a dangerous game she may not survive.