I will start off by saying that it is hot. I don’t like the heat, never have. My hopes were raised when we had thunder, lightening and rain, but I am still hot.
In other news, this evening I have finished and drafted a review for The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin. I was not expecting to finish it so soon – the mark of a good book! I was transported to Paris and was quite invested in the characters. I loved it!
I also managed to squeeze in a couple of chapters of my Blog Tour book Daisy and the Dazzling Dachshunds by Janey Clarke before my son woke up coughing, so that was the end of that!
I hope that you have had a great Tuesday. Tomorrow on the Blog is WWW Wednesday, Top 5 Wednesday and my review of The Little Paris Patisserie by Julie Caplin.
Happy World Emoji Day! I thought that it would be fun to do a brief outline of the plot of a couple of books that I have read recently using emojis (hopefully they come out on everyone’s different devices!):
Welcome to my Friday Musings Post! This is where every week I will scour the Blogosphere and find past meme questions and incorporate them into a current post (linking back to the blog who set the meme).
“The tide’s coming in. Every wave seems to lap a little higher. Erasing, bit by bit, the traces of what I did.”
Number of Pages:405
Date of Publication:14 June 2022
My Review Summary:Full of twists and turns. A great summer read.
📖PLOT SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS📖
Kenna arrives in Sydney to surprise her best friend. But Mikki and her fiance Jack are about to head away on a trip, so Kenna finds herself tagging along for the ride. Sorrow Bay is beautiful, wild and dangerous. A remote surfing spot with waves to die for, cut off from the rest of the world. Here Kenna meets a mysterious group of people who will do anything to keep their paradise a secret.
Sky, Ryan, Clemente and Victor have come to disappear from life. But what did they leave behind?
As Kenna gets drawn into their world, she sees the extremes they are prepared to go to for the next thrill. And everyone seems to be hiding something. What is her best friend involved in and can she get her away? Because one thing is becoming rapidly clear about The Bay: nobody ever leaves.
I was quite excited by this one when it came up as an option for a Blog Tour. I loved the blurb and the cover, so I had high hopes for it.
The writing was engaging and started off with a strong prologue. As you were reading you had that prologue in mind and even though you thought the puzzle was solved, it wasn’t until nearer the end that the puzzle actually was solved. Just when you thought you had the answer there was another curveball. There was a fair amount of action, but at times I felt like it could have been cut down to move the story on a bit quicker. It took you through all the possibilities, which meant that nothing was left unfinished, but that did slow the story down.
The chapters were fairly short and mainly from the viewpoint of Kenna. I liked that near the end you got the viewpoint of the other characters in their own chapters, for a specific moment in time. The chapters did break the story up a bit, so even though it was mainly from the viewpoint of Kenna it felt like you were making progress.
The characters were excellent. They were all broken and you suspected all of them at some point in the story. All I can say is that I wasn’t expecting the ending! I was completely hooked by the end wanting to know who it was!
Lastly the settings. The Australian Bay was excellent. The description was great and really took you there with the characters. It definitely added to the drama that was unfolding with the characters. I like it when the weather and destination echoes what is going on with the characters. It was quite an emotional read at times, which also added to the puzzle of who did it!
Overall I enjoyed this book and recommend it to someone who wants a “thinky” holiday read.