I found this novel to be darker and more gripping than the tag/genre 'romantic suspense' suggests. I know Norfolk well from holidaying there - that fact, and the intriguing blurb prompted me to purchase the novel. And I wasn't disappointed. The author has depicted the stripped back beauty of the place and captured the eeriness of the marshes in winter to perfection. The marshes are a character in their own right and act as a kind of fairground mirror, reflecting and distorting the flaws and imperfections of the protagonists. Brooding Aiden, the difficult Susannah, the brother who died from drowning, Connie who won't accept her inheritance -and the mysterious, unexpected death of the heroine's grandmother. Lia (the heroine) feels threatened - and with good cause, but holds her nerve right to the end. Even when exploring the attics and trusting Aiden enough to go diving alone with him. Each page turns up a fresh set of questions until by the end, like Lia, I didn't know who to trust!! I won't say more and spoil the ending (which I didn't see coming, by the way!)I will simply say - if you like romance with a complex plot(and subplots) this is the novel for you. A great debut.
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