She’ll uncover the shocking secrets of her past in paradise. . .
Sent away to convent school at the age of six, Irini McGuire has never really known her celebrated archaeologist mother, Bridget, who lives on the paradise island of Santorini. So, when Irini receives news that Bridget has been injured at a dig and is in a coma she knows it is time to return home to the island of her birth.
Discovering her mother’s notes, and driven by rumour that her mother’s injury was no accident, Irini starts to reveal the dark secrets behind her family’s separation.
Can she unearth the truth about her parents, about her past, before it’s too late?
Santorini is one of my favourite places in the world so I simply couldn't resist a story set predominantly on this gorgeous island.....and what a bittersweet and beautiful book to complement the geographical location. I was pulled into the story in the opening pages and drawn into a narrative that blended time and mythology to perfection. I was mesmerised by the odes to Grecian myth that weaved its way between the narratives to create a stunning piece of work.
The time frames effortlessly glided between the present day and a date twenty nine years in the past. This time difference was crafted with ease to create a story that ebbed and flowed to blend two narratives to perfection. I don't want to dive into the descriptions of the plot in any detail as I feel that the story works best when it is revealed exactly how the author intends. So I shall leave you to unearth the truth in your own time and I know you will not be disappointed in the slightest.
Secrets of Santorini is a beautiful and poignant piece of writing that moved me greatly....I simply didn't want it to end. If you haven't downloaded your copy yet then what are you waiting for? This is one story you do not want to miss.
Read and reviewed with kind permission by Zaffre Books.
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About the Author...
After running her own business for twenty years, Patricia took early retirement and moved to the Greek island of Crete.
When she dug up a rusted machine gun in her garden, and the inhabitants of her remote mountain village came with local stories of tragedy and triumph, she knew she had to tell their account of what really happened in September 1943. In 2017, Patricia's first novel, ISLAND OF SECRETS, quickly became an Amazon number one best seller.
Patricia, who enjoys painting and photography when she's not writing, now lives on the island of Rhodes where she discovered another story of injustice while researching and writing her second novel.
'Research, research, research! This is my favourite part of writing a novel. People are so interesting. While working on my third novel I completed a course run by Strathclyde University on Art Theft and Antique Trafficking, and another on Forensic Science. Both courses were very enlightening and entertaining.'
My only hope is that readers enjoy my novels. Reading the wonderful Amazon reviews, which people have been kind enough to post, makes the long and lonely hours at the computer so worthwhile.
Author website: www.pmwilson.net
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