The Island by Mary Grand Book Cover

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Genre: Psychological Thriller

Tour Dates: 24th – 30th June 2021

Publication Date: 24th June 2021

PublisherBoldwood Books

Standalone Novel

Formats available: Netgalley Widget

Types of post available: Review Only

Pre-Order Link: https://amzn.to/2OJXBwQ

Synopsis

The Island – where everyone knows everyone, and secrets are impossible to keep…

‘Be careful, you don’t know them as well as you think. Remember – anyone can kill.’

Juliet has returned to the Isle of Wight from years abroad to visit her sick father and to be reunited with her three sisters – Cassie, a professional musician who seems to have lost her way in life, Mira, who is profoundly deaf, is married to the local vicar but their relationship is falling apart, and Rosalind, glamorous and charming but now deeply unhappy and secretive about her life. 

As Juliet’s father lies dying, he issues her with a warning. There is a killer on the loose, and they may be closer than she can ever imagine. He anxiously tells Juliet that he confided a family secret in son-in-law Rhys, and now regrets ever saying a word.

Days later, as the clock strikes one in the morning, a man comes out of Rhys’s church, walks along the path and is run down by a car driven by an unidentified person. When the finger of suspicion points to Juliet, she realises the only way to clear her name is to uncover the secrets her family has been keeping from her for years. But with a killer on the loose, danger is getting closer all the time…

The Island  is set on the Isle of Wight – insular,  claustrophobic, and where secrets are hard to keep. Mary Grand’s heart-stopping who-dunnits are perfect for fans of Louise Candlish. Agatha Christie and Lucy Foley.

My Review

One of my favorite characters is Juliet. I loved how resilient she was despite all the shit that she’s been through. Juliet heads back to her childhood home when she finds out her father is in the hospital. The story really begins after finding out that Juliet’s brother in law is dead.I would’ve liked the story a little more if we got it through Rhys’s perspective. Overall, it’s still compelling but it has a slow start.

My Rating

3/5 stars

About the author

Author Mary Grand

Mary Grand is the author of five novels and writes gripping, page-turning suspense, with a dark and often murderous underside. She grew up in Wales, was for many years a teacher of deaf children and now lives on the Isle of Wight where her new novel, The House Party, which was published by Boldwood in August 2020, is set.

Follow Mary Grand

Bookbub Profile: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/mary-grand?list=about

Newsletter Sign Up Link: https://bit.ly/MaryGrandNewsletter

Blog / website URL:   https://marygrand.net/

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