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    • ISBN:9781472241191
    • Publication date:06 Sep 2018

Summer of Secrets

A riveting and heart-breaking novel about dark secrets and dangerous romances

By Nikola Scott

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August 1939. As a perfect Cornwall summer ends, war is in the air. And a secret changes Maddy Hamilton's world for ever. Decades later, Chloe MacAllister, with a dark secret of her own, stumbles into Maddy's life...

The unforgettable novel from Nikola Scott about two women - born decades apart - each faced with the knowledge that a man in their lives is not what he seems... Perfect for readers of Dinah Jefferies and Kate Morton.

AN EBOOK BESTSELLER

'An atmospheric and gripping read' My Weekly

'Wonderful characters and a very moving storyline' Sun

'I was completely enthralled' Kathryn Hughes

'I loved this touching exploration of love and its capacity for consolation and destruction... compelling and satisfying ' Judith Lennox

August 1939

At peaceful Summerhill, orphaned Maddy hides from the world and the rumours of war. Then her adored sister Georgina returns from a long trip with a new friend, the handsome Victor. Maddy fears that Victor is not all he seems, but she has no idea just what kind of danger has come into their lives...

Today

Chloe is newly pregnant. This should be a joyful time, but she is fearful for the future, despite her husband's devotion. When chance takes her to Summerhill, she's drawn into the mystery of what happened there decades before. And the past reaches out to touch her in ways that could change everything...

What readers are saying about Summer of Secrets:

'An absolute joy... If you only read one book this year I recommend this one' 5 Star Amazon Reviewer

'Nikola Scott has a magical way of piecing her stories together and has done her characters proud with the way she has written their journeys. An emotionally charged, harrowing and majestic novel' Kaisha at The Writing Garnet

'Such an intriguing story with a balance of lighter and darker moments. Rich in detail and beautifully told. Five stars from me!' Rachel at Rae Reads

Biographical Notes

Born in Germany, Nikola Scott studied English and American literature before moving abroad to work as a fiction editor in New York and London. After over a decade in book publishing, she decided to take the leap into becoming a full-time writer herself. Her debut novel, My Mother's Shadow, was published in 2017 and has been translated into more than ten languages. Nikola lives in Frankfurt with her husband and two sons.

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  • ISBN: 9781472241184
  • Publication date: 06 Sep 2018
  • Page count: 352
  • Imprint: Headline Review
Praise for Nikola Scott: 'A well-written, intriguing read full of family secrets... Brilliant' — Fabulous
An intriguing twisting story with a lush opening and beautifully descriptive writing throughout. I loved it — Dinah Jefferies, author of THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE
A delightful debut about family and secrets — Prima
A compelling family story... beautifully written... evokes vivid pictures of an English summer in the 1950s — Sheila O'Flanagan
An emotional and involving story — Woman & Home
Beautifully written — Daily Mail
A gripping family mystery told in lush, evocative prose — Erin Kelly
Compelling, atmospheric and beautifully written...trembles with family secrets. I adored it — Victoria Fox
Delightful...Beautifully written and hugely enjoyable — The People
Absolutely captivating — www.josbookblog.co.uk
Poignant — www.bookphace.blogspot.co.uk
A satisfying tale with characters you wont forget — Sunday Express
An atmospheric and gripping read — My Weekly
Wonderful characters and a very moving storyline — Sun
Had me captivated from page one right through to the end... Moreish, full of emotion, drama and beautifully written. Highly recommended!! — Karen Mace, Books and Me
Nikola Scott has a magical way of piecing her stories together and she has done her characters proud with the way she has written their journeys. An emotionally charged, harrowing and majestic novel — Kaisha, The Writing Garnet
I couldn't tear myself away.... A compelling read. Heartbreaking and emotional, tense and gripping. This was my first book I've read by Nikola but it most definitely won't be the last! — Katie, Katie’s Book Cave
The perfect book to lose yourself in.... I found myself completely absorbed in the lives of the sisters both past and present — Jo, Over the Rainbow Book Blog
I really loved this book... The stories weave together seamlessly and are so cleverly aligned it is a joy to read — Julie, A Little Book Problem
Summer of Secrets is a book about family and friendship, secrets, trust and love. A tense read at times, especially in the last chapters. I thoroughly enjoyed it — Joanne, Portobello Book Blog
Nikola Scott has a real gift for writing sumptuous, atmospheric fiction, pulling you into her world immediately, keeping you captivated throughout and making it very difficult for you to want to let go by the end — Beth, Bibliobeth
Impossible to put down, utterly compelling, brilliant writing. Highly Recommended! — Hot Brands Cool Places
I urge you to go out and buy your copy now. I finished it last night and it's all I can think about since... Emotionally charged, heartbreaking and beautiful — Nicola, Novel Delights Book Blog
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