Accused of murder, Alejandra flees her home, escaping to the southern edge of Spain, where she faces a life of poverty and destitution.
Seduced by the power of the rich and the anonymity that waits across the water in Tangier, Ale makes a bid for a new start. But it will come at a cost: a life of deception. Because Ale’s new friends want to know what she is running from, they want to know who she is and whether they can trust her.
Fifty years later, a young American writer wanders the streets of Tangier, searching for inspiration. When he stumbles across a trace of Ale’s life, he finds himself tangled in a story of scandal, love and danger that has not yet reached its end.
An Echo Of A Scandal is available in ebook and paperback now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.
I’m a huge fan of this author so I was hugely excited to discover she had a new book out and be invited onto the blog tour! This author never disappoints and I found I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful dual timeline mystery set in Tangier.
One of my favourite things about this author is the way she vividly described the scene so the reader feels like they are actually there, experiencing everything alongside the characters. I loved the descriptions of hot, bustling Tangier and the way of life there which has made me want to visit the country in the future. The descriptions of the wonderful food were equally brilliant and I often found my mouth watering as I read. There were some food I hadn’t heard of before and it was interesting to learn more about the food from Tangier.
This story gripped me from the start with its intriguing opening and hints at something not quite right. I enjoyed the gentle way the mystery unfolded and how real it seemed with no huge coincidences or strange connections. Instead the story unfolded at a great pace with lost of twists or revelations that kept me glued to the page. I found it hard to put this book down as I was so absorbed in the story and what I would discover.
I’ve read every book this author has written and in my opinion she keeps getting better and better. This book was slightly different from her previous books as it wasn’t based on real historical events ( I don’t think) but I still adored of and can’t wait to read more from her in the future.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Hannah Bright for my copy of this book. If you like absorbing dual timeline mysteries then you’ll love this book!
About The Author:
After a childhood spent acting professionally and training at a theatre school, Laura Madeleine changed her mind, and went to study English Literature at Newnham College, Cambridge. She is the bestselling author of The Confectioner’s Tale, Where the Wild Cherries Grow, The Secrets Between Us and An Echo of Scandal, which have been translated into over a dozen languages. She lives in Bristol, but can often be found visiting her family in Devon, getting up to mischief with her sister, fantasy author Lucy Hounsom. You can find her on twitter @lauramadeleine.