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The Little Island Secret: An absolutely gripping and heartbreaking page-turner Kindle Edition
I catch sight of a familiar face across the street, and my breath stops. I’m not sure any answers he can give me will mend my shattered heart – but I need them anyway. This island has kept its secrets long enough.
When Abby steps off the ferry and onto the isle of Kinlossay, she squeezes her daughter’s hand and prays this trip was not a mistake. For the last year she has been receiving letters from a mysterious stranger detailing every moment of his life on this rugged little island. Swept away by descriptions of buttercups dancing on rolling fields, his words were a lifeline to Abby, filling her grey life with colour. But then, one day, the messages stopped.
Perhaps Abby should have forgotten about the man who gave her hope again, but she’s learned the hard way that she needs to make her own luck in life. She knows what she felt as she read those letters and she owes it to herself and her daughter to find out the truth.
But what if the truth means discovering that nothing about the man you thought you knew is real? When the secret of the island is revealed, will Abby run home to safety, or stay and fight for the life her daughter deserves?
Lose yourself on the wild shores of a remote island in this absolutely gripping and heart-wrenching story about holding on to hope and the incredible things we do for love. Filled with secrets and surprises, fans of Debbie Macomber, Rosanna Ley and Sheila O’Flanagan will adore this stunning and totally uplifting page-turner.
Readers love The Little Island Secret:
‘Heartbreaking and heartwarming, it will stay with you long after reading the final page.’ Once Upon a Time Book Reviews, 5 stars
‘Beautiful… page-turning… I can hear the sea crashing and smell the beach while curled up on the sofa reading… had me completely absorbed throughout… will stay with me for a long time. Absolutely adored… absolutely loved… absolutely perfect!!!’ Bookworm86, 5 stars
‘Heartwarming with an emotional twist. A perfect afternoon read, a treasure to add to a holiday bag, a treat for the beach.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘I finished in one sitting! I was engrossed from start to finish.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Sheez… this was one beautiful book. I absolutely loved this book! I was in awe!… so touching & riveting. It had me captivated until the end… Read It! Read It!’ Oh.happy.reading, 5 stars
‘Wow, this was such an amazing, gripping, emotional and heartbreaking read… I absolutely loved this story.’ Page Turners – Book Reviews by Caroline, 5 stars
‘What. A. Book… perfect… kept me glued from beginning to end. Even when I had to do my chores… filled to the brim with suspense and emotions… I had to know how the book ended. Addictive and captivating.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
- ASIN : B096Y81K8F
- Publisher : Bookouture (21 July 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 2002 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 302 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 16,568 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Emma Davies brings the reader an emotional tale set against a stunning backdrop on a remote Scottish island that has been brought to life in such vivid detail, you also feel part of the landscape. Its warmth was definitely what I need needed whilst my hometown is in the middle of a cold winter and another lockdown. It really was the perfect escape.
This is a beautifully written tale and just cements even more my love of Emma Davies’ work. I’m a psychological thriller and crime fiction fanatic at heart, but it is surprising how easily her style within this genre has taken up a place in my heart. After finishing her most recent book, I now wait impatiently for the next.
The Little Island Secret is a must read for fans of the genre. Both heartbreaking and heartwarming, it will stay with you long after reading the final page.
I have long had a soft spot for all things Scottish, having married a Scot after all, so this story was right up my alley.
Abby is living with her daughter above the bookshop that she owns. She loves her life but she has her challenges too. One day, she gets an order from Cameron and before she knows it, her life has changed irrevocably.
This is really a story about hopes and dreams, family and friendship, and love in all its guises. It is real, quite heartbreaking at times, but overall it is a beautiful story that I just wanted to continue reading.
Loved, loved, LOVED the islanders of Kinlossay. It made me homesick for Scotland all over again.
5 stars from me.
Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture.
Top reviews from other countries
Here I am at 2am in the morning and I have to be up at 5.45am, and once again I have read the whole blooming book in one day!
Emma Davies is a master story painter. You can see the sky and the beach, taste the food and experience the mood.
I absolutely can't recommend her books enough.
But the book, you won't regret it😘😘😘😘
I thought the book had an interesting premise with twists and turns, however, I’m wondering if I’m the only reader to be left feeling a little confused/weirded out by the ending. I don’t want to give anything away, but I found myself wondering how the characters could have a truly happy ending with the lies that had been told throughout, albeit lies told for a ‘good’ reason.
I think my confusion lies in wanting the relationship between Alfie and Abby to be developed more in the present and not so based on events in the past. I didn’t ‘love’ Alfie myself, and I wish I did!!
All in all, a great book but perhaps more so for the cosy, feel-good factor (for me personally!)
I liked all of the characters in this story apart from Cam, who was dishonest and used his best friend to achieve his objective.
It is well written with minimal editing or typo issues. A lot is covered in the twenty-five chapters but the cut off points in the narrative meant that the story did not always flow that smoothly. Overall, worth a read.