Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing on its publication day The Little Island Secret by Emma Davies, published by Bookouture.
At the bottom of the meadow is a tiny crescent of beach, and beyond it the wild grey sea. I’ve pictured this view in my head so many times, and now I’m here, I know it will change everything. The whitewashed cottage with a peeling green painted door to my right must be his house…
When Abby steps off the ferry and onto the tiny island of Kinlossay, she squeezes her daughter’s hand and prays this trip will be the escape they both so desperately need. For now, at least, Beth is safe from the bullies making her life a misery, and perhaps Abby might find out more about the mysterious man behind the letters she’s been receiving…
Cameron first got in touch to see if Abby’s shop stocked his favourite book. And has written every day since to tell her of his life on his rugged little island, where buttercups dance on rolling fields and the sky never stops moving. The weekend he once came to visit her – singing with Beth in the kitchen, kissing Abby’s lips so tenderly – is a memory she will treasure forever. But then, one day, the messages stopped. Abby received the heartbreaking news that Cameron had passed away.
As she watches her daughter run laughing along the windswept beaches he described so perfectly, Abby wonders if this goodbye trip could also be a new beginning. But then she sees a face across the street that she recognises instantly, and her heart shatters. If Cameron is dead, who is this man? What devastating secrets has this little island been keeping? The truth will change Abby and her daughter’s life forever – but only if they let it…
Lose yourself on the wild shores of a remote island in this absolutely gripping and heart-wrenching story about holding on to hope and the incredible things we do for love. Filled with secrets and surprises, fans of Debbie Macomber, Rosanna Ley and Sheila O’Flanagan will adore this stunning and totally uplifting page-turner.
The pain of losing a love often drives us to the places that we shared to help us remember. In this case Abby is taking a journey to a place she had only imagined through the stories that the man she loved told her. She has come to his island to find some peace for her and her daughter, but will she find more than she could have ever thought possible?
Emma Davies brings the reader an emotional tale set against a stunning backdrop on a remote Scottish island that has been brought to life in such vivid detail, you also feel part of the landscape. Its warmth was definitely what I need needed whilst my hometown is in the middle of a cold winter and another lockdown. It really was the perfect escape.
This is a beautifully written tale and just cements even more my love of Emma Davies’ work. I’m a psychological thriller and crime fiction fanatic at heart, but it is surprising how easily her style within this genre has taken up a place in my heart. After finishing her most recent book, I now wait impatiently for the next.
The Little Island Secret is a must read for fans of the genre. Both heartbreaking and heartwarming, it will stay with you long after reading the final page.
Thank you to Emma Davies, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Little Island Secret, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
The Little Island Secret Books on Tour
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Let’s Get to Know Emma Davies
After a varied career, Emma Davies once worked for a design studio where she was asked to provide a fun and humorous (and not necessarily true) anecdote for their website. She wrote the following: ‘I am a bestselling novelist currently masquerading as a thirty something mother of three.’ Well the job in the design studio didn’t work out but she’s now a forty something mother of three and is happy to report the rest of her dream came true.
After many years as a finance manager she now writes full time, and is far happier playing with words than numbers. She lives with her husband, three children, and two guinea pigs in rural Shropshire where she writes in all the gaps in between real life. It’s a county she adores, her love of its beautiful people and landscapes providing endless inspiration for her books, and in fact the only thing that would make Shropshire more idyllic is if it were by the sea.
Pop over to her website www.emmadaviesauthor.com where, amongst other things, you can read about her passion for Pringles and singing loudly in the car. You can also wave to her on twitter @EmDaviesAuthor or find her on Facebook (a little too often than is good for her).