The latest page-turner offering mystery and romance from the Award-Winning Author of Dangerous Waters
Two violent deaths. Separated by time, but with a fatal connection…
A man loses his father. A young woman loses her mother. Both in tragic circumstances that lead, when they meet, to surprising revelations from the past.
Louisa needs to find the father she has never known, to warn him of possible danger – for them both. Her search takes her from England to Guernsey. Malcolm’s journey is more tortuous: conceived in Guernsey, he travels to Canada as a baby with his bereaved mother. Many years later he arrives in India, and from here he is led back to Guernsey to open a health centre at La Folie. This was his father’s home, where Malcolm was conceived, but never lived and where his father was killed at the start of the Second World War.
At the heart of the two deaths lie stolen jewels. Valuable enough to kill for. Twice.
Finding her father brings Louisa more than she bargains for, and her life is transformed, while Malcolm learns that life is, after all, for sharing…
Malcolm returns to Guernsey and opens up a health retreat in the old house his family used to own before his uncle killed his father. As the workmen dig up the grounds for a swimming pool they find his father’s remains and the investigation into his death is once again reopened. But where is his uncle now? Is it possible he is still alive? His mother was forced to leave with his uncle when he convinced her she would be an accessory to murder but she fled with Malcolm when his uncle was called up for military service and they haven’t seen him since.
Louisa needs to find her father after her mother dies when a man breaks into her house looking for stolen jewels he believes her mother has. She knows the father she has never seen in the flesh is connected with this but how does she find a man whose name is all she has? A chance flick through a magazine gives her a lead she must follow.
Again Anne Allen has made me want to visit Guernsey. She really does describe the beauty of the place so vividly it makes you want to book a ticket and leave immediately. I loved this second Guernsey story I have read by her, it has it all; mystery, murder, love and intrigue. The story flows along and develops at a satisfyingly pace too making it a nice easy read. This is going straight in to my ‘Feel Good’ books section!
A page turner of a book which is ideal for a weekend comfort read.