by Freya North
We all have our secrets. It's just some are bigger than others...Joe has a beautiful house, a great job, no commitments - and he likes it like that.
All he needs is a quiet house-sitter for his rambling old place by the sea.
When Tess turns up on his doorstep, he's not sure she's right for the job.
Where has she come from in such a hurry? Her past is a blank and she's something of an enigma.
But there's something about her - even though sparks fly every time they meet. And it looks as though she's here to stay...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 30/04/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007245949
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Review by samsheep
Whilst I generally avoid the whole genre of "chick lit", Freya North is always a class above the rest. If you have read any others of her books, then this will be a welcome more of the same. A page-turner, yet gentle and satisfying - the thing I love about her books above all else is that the characters are so likeable and kind without being sappy. This novel in particular had a well developed sense of place (Saltburn) which made me want to visit for a coffee some time soon.
Review by EmmaBTate
I really enjoyed this to start with, the description of moving to a new town and house, and the development of relationships with people there. But when the main couple got together I found myself getting irritated by all the stupid behaviour, and the "secrets" weren't really that shocking and there was no good reason to keep them hidden for so long! I do like Freya North and have read others, but this isn't one of her best!