Christmas Awards 2011

Monday 12 September 2011

Palace of the Fountains

Palace of the Fountains by Lindsay Townsend

Publisher: BookStrand Romance

August 2011

ISBN: 1-61034-675-0

Pages: 283

Contemporary, Spain

Caro Kingswood goes to visit her sister in Spain and to design a garden for her sister. What starts out as a wonderful time slowly changes as Caro becomes aware of things not being quite what they seem to be. First it seems that Caro’s sister, Sancha’s marriage isn’t as happy as Caro first thought it was. Also Sancha’s new family hired Ann Grant to catalogue their collection of swords and knives and Ann is now missing. And now Caro’s sister wonders about her husband.

Joe Spenser is charismatic and while he seems to be sincere at first Caro is suddenly wondering if he might be hiding secrets of his own. As Caro starts to suspect him Joe finally tells Caro that Ann was his sister and he is trying to find out the truth. As they team up to find the truth things start happening which makes them wonder if Caro is now in danger.

The mystery seems to deepen the more Joe and Caro look for the truth and nothing is as it seems. Caro is starting to wonder if she getting the truth from anyone or if everyone is more concerned with covering up the truth. If Caro and Joe aren’t careful they just might find out more than they bargained for and someone is intent on keep the truth buried for good.

This is an excellent romantic suspense that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat as they read this one. The story slowly pulls the reader in and before the reader knows it they are hooked and not willing to put this one down until they find out just what is the truth. The twists and turns are brilliantly subtle and will keep the reader guessing as to who is behind everything and just what exactly is going on. This is one to pick and read as the reader will not be disappointed in the end.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses

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