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Sunday, 28 December 2014

The Widow's Confession by Sophia Tobin

The Widow's ConfessionThe Widow's Confession by Sophia Tobin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


First let me say, its been a while, a very long while since I have read an historical novel. However, the blurb caught my attention and I wanted to read it.

I am glad I selected to read and review this book from Simon and Schuster UK Fiction via Net Galley as I would have missed out on something special.

Its based around the 1800's and a fishing village, but also a place where people come and look out, take a nice deep breath of fresh air and relax.

However, things start to deter people away, because a girls body is discovered on a beach, but this goes on, this won't be the only body discovered over time on the beach. With the body of a young girl being found in the first degree, the doctor tries to cover it up. After all, we don't want people thinking its a dangerous place to come to, do we?
But, when more bodies are discovered of young girls, it takes a more serious turn, it appears that these girls just wander off into the sea and drown themselves? Do they get into some sort of trance?

Suspicion is set upon the visitors, the village people think they are bringing bad luck.

Will the villagers unite to solve the problems?

What was meant to be a nice pleasant group of people taking a trip out to the sea turns into something more sinister.

Its very well written, it appears too that I have missed out on a book before this. I'll need to seek it out, its not vital to this story, but its always nice to read books in order.

Broadstairs, Kent, 1850. Part sea-bathing resort, part fishing village, this is a place where people come to take the air, and where they come to hide…
Delphine and her sister Julia have come to the seaside with a secret, one they have been running from for years. The clean air and quiet outlook of Broadstairs appeal to them and they think this is a place they can hide from the darkness for just a little longer.But this is a town with its own secrets, and a dark past. And when the body of a young girl is found washed up on the beach, a mysterious message scrawled on the sand beneath her, the past returns to haunt the town, and they cannot escape what happened here years before…
A compelling story of secrets, lies and lost innocence…

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