Island of Secrets (Paperback)
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Island of Secrets (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 25/06/2020
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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 escapist 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?
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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 reseasrched'
'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' *

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“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

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“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

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“Evocative”

A rich evocation of Cuba in the 1950's as seen through the eyes of an English secretary employed for her sketching skills at a wedding. With an intriguing murder mystery at its heart, and the decadence and decay... More

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