Thank you for stopping by I'm delighted to be sharing my review for Summer of Secrets by Nikola Scott as part of the blog tour today. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
· Publisher: Headline Review (6 Sept. 2018)
· Language: English
· ISBN-10: 1472241185
· ISBN-13: 978-1472241184
BLURB: August 1939
At peaceful Summerhill, orphaned Maddy hides from the world and the rumours of war. Then her adored sister Georgina returns from a long trip with a new friend, the handsome Victor. Maddy fears that Victor is not all he seems, but she has no idea just what kind of danger has come into their lives...
Chloe is newly pregnant. This should be a joyful time, but she is fearful for the future, despite her husband's devotion. When chance takes her to Summerhill, she's drawn into the mystery of what happened there decades before. And the past reaches out to touch her in ways that could change everything...
Right from the start I enjoyed the descriptive writing that easily sets the scene making me feel as if I was right there at Summerhill. I love dual timelines and Nikola Scott has written both so well with the transition from one to the other working seamlessly. Along with creating characters that I became truly invested in as they find themselves in some dark situations. I was well and truly whisked away to the past but also fully immersed in the present too.
Summer of Secrets is such an intriguing story with a balance of lighter and more darker moments. The story shows love and friendship as you get to know both Maddy and Chloe with secrets and manipulations affecting them in both timelines. I felt a connection to both characters as the story had just the right amount of an emotional edge to it. I didn't want to put this book down it felt as if I was either re-living everything with Maddy or being in the here and now with Chloe. The pacing of the story was spot on and kept me turning the pages eager to know how it would all end.
Rich in detail and beautifully told!
Five stars from me!
With thanks to Anne Cater for my copy and invite to join the tour.
Nikola Scott was born and raised in Germany and studied at university there. Having been obsessed with books from a young age, Nikola moved to New York City after her Master's degree to begin her first job in book publishing, a career in which she could fully indulge her love of fiction!
She spent ten years working in publishing in New York and then in London, editing other people's books, before she decided to take the leap into becoming a full-time writer herself.
She now lives in Frankfurt with her husband and two sons.
MY MOTHER'S SHADOW was published in 2017 to wonderful reviews. Her new novel SUMMER OF SECRETS is coming in September 2018.
Please visit http://www.nikolascott.com/for more information,
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