Island of Secrets (Paperback)
  • Island of Secrets (Paperback)
zoom

Island of Secrets (Paperback)

(author)
9 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£7.99
Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 25/06/2020
  • In stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

SHORTLISTED FOR THE CAPITAL CRIME AWARDS MYSTERY BOOK OF THE YEAR


Beneath the beauty of Havana, she will find a bed of lies...

'Transports us to another time and place. I loved it' PRIMA MAGAZINE

'Iris is a heroine you'll absolutely root for in this gripping tale of murder, intrigue and romance'RED MAGAZINE

London 1957: Iris Bailey is bored to death of working in the typing pool and living with her parents in Hemel Hempstead. A gifted portraitist with a talent for sketching party guests, she dreams of becoming an artist. So she can't believe her luck when socialite Nell Hardman invites her to Havana to draw at the wedding of her Hollywood director father.

Far from home, she quickly realizes the cocktails, tropical scents and azure skies mask a darker reality. As Cuba teeters on the edge of revolution and Iris's heart melts for troubled photographer Joe, she discovers someone in the charismatic Hardman family is hiding a terrible secret. Can she uncover the ugly truth behind the glamour and the dazzle before all their lives are torn apart?
______________________________


OUTSTANDING PRAISE FOR RACHEL RHYS:

'Intoxicating' SANTA MONTEFIORE
'Tantalising' DINAH JEFFRIES
'Heart-pounding' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'Transporting' SUNDAY TIMES
'A fabulous summer read' DAILY EXPRESS

READERS ADORE RACHEL RHYS:

'I absolutely adore Rachel Rhys' books, historical mystery with so much added glitz and glamour'
'Unputdownable. Wonderful characterization and very well researched'
'A captivating and fascinating read'
'Recommended for anyone who loves historical fiction with a bit of mystery and a dash of romance'
'Oh my goodness, I absolutely adored this book!'

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781784164898
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 251 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 127 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A glamorous cocktail of gangsters and good eggs that shimmers and simmers in the heat of 1950s Havana. Intoxicating and thrilling - VERONICA HENRY

Transports us to another time and place. I loved it! - NINA POTTELL, PRIMA

Iris is a heroine you’ll absolutely root for in this escapist tale of murder, intrigue and romance - SARRA MANNING, RED

Intoxicating as a stiff Mojito - SUNDAY MIRROR

Darkly seductive and laced with intrigue - THE SUN

A vivid historical read - WOMAN'S WEEKLY

A gripping, escapist mystery - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Intoxicating - CRIME MONTHLY

A decadent, dangerous story that dazzles as much as it captivates. - CULTUREFLY

Tautly plotted and captivating - TIMES

This is one breathlessly intoxicating mystery - HEAT

Prepare to be spellbound as Rhys stirs together a magical setting with a wonderful heroine to create an addictive murder mystery - i PAPER

Transporting - DAILY EXPRESS, 'Best New Escapist Reads'

You may also be interested in...

Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Added to basket
Beloved
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Leopard
Added to basket
The Sisters Brothers
Added to basket
Shogun
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Master and Commander
Added to basket
An Instance of the Fingerpost
Added to basket
Fatherland
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Place Called Winter
Added to basket
The Zone of Interest
Added to basket
Pompeii
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Heresy
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Girl With a Pearl Earring
Added to basket
Restoration
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Dissolution
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Other Boleyn Girl
Added to basket

“Secrets, scandal and lies”

Island of Secrets is a colourful, exotic, full of 1950’s glamour and has a multilayered plot. In the 1950’s Cuba is a corrupt country, overrun with Americans, who use their money to buy power, build hotels and... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 5
Karren's Reading Nook

“A mysterious family and their hidden secrets!”

London 1957: Iris Bailey is bored working as a typist at Underwood & Sturrock, she lives with her old fashioned parents in Hemel, Hempstead. Iris is engaged to Peter, he’s studying art and Iris is a talented... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 2

“Captivating and suspenseful”

My rating:

Plot: 4 out of 5 stars
Writing: 5 out of 5 stars
Character development: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Recommended for readers of:

Historical fiction
Mystery and Suspense

Review:... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 2

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: