A short break can become the holiday of a lifetime ...From the bestselling author of THE BEACH HUT In a gorgeous quay-side hotel in Cornwall, the long weekend is just beginning ...Claire Marlowe owns 'The Townhouse by the Sea' with Luca, the hotel's charismatic chef.
She ensures everything runs smoothly - until an unexpected arrival checks in and turns her whole world upside down. And the rest of the guests arrive with their own baggage.
There's a couple looking for distraction from a family tragedy; a man trying to make amends for an affair he bitterly regrets ...and the young woman who thinks the Cornish village might hold the key to her past. Here are affairs of the heart, secrets, lies and scandal - all wrapped up in one long, hot weekend.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 05/07/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781409135463
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Review by RuthieD
Read this in 24 hrs...which alas is a minor miracle for me now. I got swept up in the story and hooked on the drama. I even had to stop eating my tea briefly. In fact apart from sleep the only real break I took was to tweet the author to say I was hooked...and reader..she replied ! :) Based in the middle class and could be seen as quite snobby ( what IS wrong in buying your toothbrush from Spar..? ) I was too engrossed in the story to stew over that problem for long. Not elevating Veronica to the pedestal on which I've placed Helen Dunmore and Susan Fletcher, but I will be looking out for more of het books with anticipation.H