The Coral Bride - Detective Morales 2 (Paperback)Roxanne Bouchard (author)
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The salty tang of the sea pervades Bouchard’s gripping and atmospheric whodunit as the search for a missing fisherwoman unearths a host of buried secrets and intense danger for Detective Morales.
Shortlisted for the CWA Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger 2021.
In this beautiful, lyrical sequel to the critically acclaimed We Were the Salt of the Sea, Detective Morales finds that a seemingly straightforward search for a missing fisherwoman off Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula is anything but ...
It's not just the sea that holds secrets... When an abandoned lobster trawler is found adrift off the coast of Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula, DS Joaquin Morales begins a straightforward search for the boat's missing captain, Angel Roberts - a rare female in a male-dominated world. But Morales finds himself blocked at every turn - by his police colleagues, by fisheries bureaucrats, and by his grown-up son, who has turned up at his door with a host of his own personal problems. When Angel's body is finally discovered, it's clear something very sinister is afoot, and Morales and son are pulled into murky, dangerous waters, where old resentments run deep.
Exquisitely written, with Bouchard's trademark lyrical prose, The Coral Bride evokes the power of the sea on the communities who depend on it, the never-ending struggle between the generations, and an extraordinary mystery at the heart of both.
Publisher: Orenda Books
Number of pages: 300
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm
'A riveting story of old enmities, jealousies and friendships that come to light after a woman goes missing in a remote fishing village ... beautifully atmospheric.' - Gill Paul
'A haunting murder mystery about how human nature is every bit as dangerous and inscrutable as the sea ... draws out its suspense to the very last moment.' - Foreword Reviews
'A police procedural like no other ... marvel at the clever plotting' Crime Fiction Lover 'An absolute joy to read, with as much tension as there is poetry' Le Journal de Montreal 'With a cast of characters you'll engage with and love and a mystery that will have you on edge, Bouchard pulls you into her world ... wonderful.' - Michael J. Malone
'Roxanne Bouchard is reinventing the crime novel.' - Quebec TV
'Emotive and tragically beautiful.' - Jen Med's Book Reviews
'This is a crime novel but it is also a story about fathers and sons, of strangers in a new land and of women in a man's world ... a work of distinction.' - Live & Deadly
'The captivating investigation also conjures up the tides and their mysteries, following the rhythm of the region, the icy course of its autumn tide.' - Le Devoir
'Beautiful, readable, unforgettable.' - From Belgium with Booklove
'Characters so vivid, you can hear their voices.' - The Reading Closet
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“Crime thriller set on the GASPE PENINSULA, QUEBEC”
The Coral Bride is Roxanne Bouchard’s second crime thriller set on the Gaspé Peninsula at the mouth of the Saint Lawrence river. I had read, and much enjoyed, the first – We Were the Salt of the Sea – and was really... More
“Food, crime, music and the sea”
I'm grateful to Orenda Books for providing me a free copy of The Coral Bride to consider for review and for inviting me to take part in the book's blogtour.
The Coral Bride takes us to a part of the world I... More
This book is beautifully written with long, flowing passages of descriptive prose. Unfortunately, it wasn’t for me perhaps if I had read the first book in the series I would have felt more at ease with the style.
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