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My book for today is: The Boat House by Keri Beevis

Publication Date: August 24, 2023

My Review

Max Hunter, my boyfriend, booked the beautiful boat house on the Norfolk Broads as a surprise autumn break A week away to heal after a fraught few months following my father’s death. A chance to put the lies and secrets behind us and to start afresh. But in the silence it feels like someone is out there. Watching, waiting and taunting me. When strange things begin to happen, I know this isn’t going to be the relaxing break it’s supposed to be. As I become more jumpy, Max’s patience begin to wear thin. He thinks I am imagining things. But he doesn’t know the huge secret I am keeping, so big it could destroy us. I have every right to be fearful and I have to make sure he never finds out the truth. But what if I am already too late?


First Sentence:

Prologue: Call Handler: Norfolk Constabulary. What’s your emergency?

Page 56:

She thought back to the mysterious bottle of wine that had been left, immediately annoyed that her mind was trying to connect it to the tragedy. The wine had nothing to do with a poor woman who had drowned.

Todays Question Is: Do you prefer to read standalone or series books? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

A: I prefer a standalone book. When I start getting into reading a series that has to be read in order, I tend to get bored. That may sound crazy, but that’s just me.

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