I’m clearly missing my Mediterranean holidays as this is the second book I’ve read in recent weeks set on the beautiful Greek island of Corfu. You can almost feel the sunscreen on your skin and the sand between your toes as Broom paints a picture of an idyllic island village bathed in sunshine.
Ava is at a crossroads in her life. Divorced and with her teenage daughter about to leave home and go to university she has to come to terms with the idea that things are changing. When her mother organises a house swap between her and her younger sister Mattie it seems like a perfect chance to spend some quality time with daughter Rosie.
The only problem is that it means going back to Corfu, the place where she had her heart broken when she was just eighteen. Naturally all is not as it seems and the estranged sisters find themselves having to deal with the elephant in the room. Can they sort out their issues and those of their younger sister Ophelia before someone’s life is put at risk?
Isabelle Broom is one of my favourite choices for interesting summer holiday books. She always manages to bring the right amount of family drama, romance and intrigue that keep you reading right to the very last page. That said I did manage to work out all of the plot twists in advance on this book but it didn’t spoil the experience at all. Just left me feeling very smug and hankering for a lovely Greek salad!
Supplied by Net Galley and Hodder & Stoughton in exchange for an honest review.
UK Publication Date: Jun 23 2022. 377 pages.
Categories: 4 Stars Book Review
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. Sharing my house with a gorgeous cockapoo called Harry who has taken over completely.
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