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ARC REVIEW

Release Date-December 3rd 2019
Publisher-Gollancz
Genre-Romantic Suspense
Kindle Edition-352 pages

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh welcomes you to a remote town on the edge of the world where even the blinding brightness of the sun can’t mask the darkness that lies deep within a killer…

On the rugged West Coast of New Zealand, Golden Cove is more than just a town where people live. The adults are more than neighbours; the children, more than schoolmates.

That is until one fateful summer – and several vanished bodies – shatters the trust holding Golden Cove together. All that’s left are whispers behind closed doors, broken friendships, and a silent agreement not to look back. But they can’t run from the past forever.

Eight years later, a beautiful young woman disappears without a trace, and the residents of Golden Cove wonder if their home shelters something far more dangerous than an unforgiving landscape.

It’s not long before the dark past collides with the haunting present and deadly secrets come to light.

MY REVIEW
A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After the death of her husband leaves her disillusioned and lost Ana heads back home to Golden Cove the place she grew up. Set in a small New Zealand community this is mostly a mystery suspense, there is a touch of romance but it is only slight and is not the focus of the story. This is a very different read to what we have come to expect from this author and this is a completely new direction for her and in my opinion, Nalini Singh can definitely deliver on the mystery suspense side of things. This is told from dual POV Ana herself and Will a lone cop stationed in the back of beyond after certain tragic events in his life. I wasn’t initially impressed with Anahera’s attitude towards Will, she seemed to have a massive chip on her shoulder in regards to the thoughtful and solemn policeman. It really was totally uncalled for and said more about her than him. To be fair she did eventually mellow and grow on me and at heart, she really was a product of her past which hadn’t always been kind. Will I liked a lot from the get-go, I especially appreciated his no-nonsense pragmatic attitude. This at heart was an interesting suspenseful read that shines the spotlight on dynamics in close-knit communities and begs the question of how well do you know your neighbours. it was a trifle slow in places and was a little predictable, there were also no major shockers in store for the reader. but still, overall it had more positives than negatives and I did enjoy it and kept turning the pages wanting to get to the final conclusion. I found this to be an easy read and I would recommend.

I voluntary reviewed a copy of A Madness Of Sunshine.