Edwardian England. Agnes Ashford knows that her duty is threefold: she needs to work on cataloguing the archive of the titled Bryant family, she needs to keep the wounds of her past tightly under wraps, and she needs to be quietly grateful to her employers for taking her up in her hour of need. However, a dark secret she uncovers due to her work thrusts her into the Bryants’ brilliant orbit – and into the clutch of their ambitions.
They are prepared to take the new century head-on and fight for their preeminent position and political survival tooth and nail – and not just to the first blood. With a mix of loyalty, competence, and well-judged silence Agnes rises to the position of a right-hand woman to the family matriarch – the cunning and glamorous Lady Helen. But Lady Helen’s plans to hold on to power through her son are as bold as they are cynical, and one day Agnes is going to face an impossible choice..
I haven’t read a book set in Edwardian England and I was intrigued to learn more about that era. I was pleasantly surprised how much I loved this story and the characters that permeate through the pages. Agnes job is to catalogue the Bryant family and when she discovers a dark secret who will she tell? or will she keep it under wraps? Agnes decides to help them and then this becomes so much more than just a job. An intriguing and well thought out story that has a mixture of history, secrets and mystery. I really enjoyed it and felt I learnt much more about the Edwardian Era than I did.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
When Kyle’s wife Hannah goes missing, the whole town is out in force to try to find her. One person knows where she is. One person is keeping a secret.
Detective Inspector Simon Peters and Detective Kerry Lawlor have been brought in to investigate the case, but Hannah has left no traces and Kyle has no clues.
Local Belfast resident Julia Matthews joins the #FindHannah campaign and becomes friendly with Kyle, sympathising with his tragedy. As Julia becomes more involved in the case than she bargained for, she begins to uncover more secrets than the Police ever could.
Julia was only trying to help, but has she become drawn into a web of mystery that she can’t escape?
When I read a psychological thriller I want twists, turns, not knowing what is going to happen and a spectacular ending and this had everything. I found the characters were all suspicious, and I really did’t like Kyle at all. The story is about Kyle and his wife Hannah who goes missing. Julia wants to help Kyle find Hannah but gets too wrapped up and involved. Will she uncover something sinister. Lots of secrets and lies are heavily involved. A real page turner at its best.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
Even the deepest buried secrets can find their way to the surface…
Moments before she dies, Nicola’s grandmother Betty whispers to her that there are babies at the bottom of the garden.
Nicola’s mother claims she was talking nonsense. However, when Nicola’s daughter finds a bone while playing in Betty’s garden, it’s clear that something sinister has taken place.
But will unearthing painful family secrets end up tearing Nicola’s family apart?
Linda Green has done it again with this emotional rollercoaster of a book. This is such a moving story involving Nicola looking after her grandmother Betty. It shows how a family can be ripped apart by a devastating admission one that happened a long time ago in the past. Even though it is a sad story it is a very descriptive story which makes the reader take it in.
I received a ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
Willow’s memories of her parents are sun-drenched and full of smiles, love and laughter. But a mysterious invitation exposes a secret that’s been buried since a tragic accident years ago.
Willow must question everything she knew about her late mother and the aunt she’s lived with since she was a child. How is a enigmatic photographer connected to Willow? Why will her aunt not break her silence? Willow needs answers. But who can she trust?
Because no one has been telling the truth for a very long time…
I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this book which is Tracy’s second book. The story itself is a heartbreaking but beautifully uplifting one, there are many twists and turns, and I honestly didn’t expect what we find out in the story. It made me think about what I would do for someone I loved and learn how a secret can affect not just one but many lives. Really capturing read, an author I am sure to look out for in the future.
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Kat has never understood why she was sent at the age of seven from Greece to live in England with her Aunt Tigi. When she receives an email from her grandmother, the first contact in over twenty years, informing her of her mother’s death, she knows this could be her last chance to find out the truth. Little by little she finds out the shocking facts as her grandmother opens her heart.
It seems everyone has a secret to tell, not only her grandmother, as Manoli, her school friend, also harbours a guilty secret. Then there’s a twenty year old mystery to solve as well as a murder and what happened to the missing Church treasure?
The cover of this book drew me to it immediately. You can imagine being there, feeling the warmth on your skin and smelling the beautiful flowers. I now am pretty sure that’s where I would love to go on holiday and explore the breathtaking scenery. I loved the plot of this story and the different array of characters were bought to life by Julie. This book is written in four separate parts going from past to present which I found very easy to follow. A brilliant must read, though wish I could of been on the Greek Island when I was reading it. Now am going to read Jenna’s Journey which is Julie’s first novel. Thank you for letting me review your book Julie Ryan. 🙂