Ah yes, the Frenchman and the Scotswoman and their on again off again romance.
Luc is back in France helping Interpol with some PT distress about his sex life. His case involves a Scottish lad who turns up dead after all his organs have been removed! And Ava gets a shot victim after a trafficked Romanian girl attempts to escape from her captors. And this case winds up and up and up.. Two disparate cases you think but a twist of course.
Now a word to the author please. Helen, you either have a very sick imagination of you have been researching some very sick criminals. I hope it is the latter!
The twists and turns of these cases and crimes make for nail biting reading. Well plotted, well planned and well written.
A story about infidelity and its impact on his wife and son – a story that shows Duncan in a very bad light as he lived for himself without caring what happened to others as a result. And then they had all hidden heir actions…
Why were they married after all? They were young and it had seemed right but… Claire was the one who had struggled from his decisions, but was it all his fault? Could CLaire have done things differently rather than blaming him for everything?
And Joe. He was the ultimate sufferer. He and his stray dog and his inability to communicate with people.
A dark story with multiple story lines and despair oozing out of it. I couldn’t say I enjoyed it, it was too sad, but well written and had the impact on me, the reader, the author no doubt wanted.
The old film about the strangers that meet at the train station and fall in love is re-imagined here as a modern love story.
Two people travelling in opposite directions but who meet and fall in love (lust?) at St Pancras station whilst waiting for their delayed trains. They talk and agree to some rules about how they will communicate during the following year. But they break these rules as their communications become more intense. And of course, they have agreed to meet again at the end of the year, in the same place, to continue their journeys together this time.
But life is never as straight forward as that, which is why I liked this story. Most traditional stories would have had them meet and all would be well. But as we know, real life is not as romantic as this.
The writing style was pleasant and the story was well crafted. It was enjoyable if not high literature.
Thank goodness, a Cornish novel where it rains, it storms, gales do blow and overall the weather isn’t brilliant every day! An interesting and complex small town set of characters inhabit this novel, with plenty of gossip and rows and misunderstandings. The only missing character was Aunt Joan - she deserves her own novel! So we have people behaving badly, parties in the 190s fuelled by alcohol and wacky baccky, and the resultant secrets that finally come out. Plus PTSD, bad fiancés, fiancées, university crushes and lots more. Real people, suffering real emotional traumas.