No I Haven’t Given Up Reading

It’s been a while since I published a book review but that has been because I’ve had a run of books that just didn’t appeal to me enough to recommend to you. So rather than slate books, I’d rather tell you about the ones I like.

What I absolutely loved reading since my last book review blog post was The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson. This book gripped me by the shoulders, sat me down and didn’t release me until I read it all.


Every love story has a dangerous twist. Tamia Challey is horrified when her husband, Scott, is accused of something terrible – but when she discovers who his accuser is, everything goes into freefall. Backed into a corner and unsure what to think, Tamia is forced to choose who she instinctively believes. But Tamia’s choice has dire consequences for all concerned, especially when matters take a tragic turn. Then a stranger arrives in town to sprinkle rose petals in the sea in memory of her lost loved one. This stranger carries with her shocking truths that will change the lives of everyone she meets, and will once again force Tamia to make some devastating choices…


A fantastic thriller and I cannot recommend it enough. As always Koomson brings intrigue and emotion to the table in spades. Even though it was a little predictable in places I did not see the conclusion coming and I love her style of writing.

Koomson portrays pornography in a very dim light in this book and whether you agree with this view or not you will get entangled in the characters and story. She portrays the struggle and indifference within a marriage beautifully and the complexity in the characters is just about enough to keep the pace moving and brings great plausibility to her stories.

This is my second Dorothy Koomson book, the previous one I read was The Ice-cream Girls which I loved too, it was a hard act to follow but this author really pulls off thriller writing. I’m lining up my next book from her.

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