A tense and atmospheric romantic thriller set in Corfu.
Val Baker, tough but loving, restores musical instruments, but her relationship with her Greek-Italian family on Corfu is broken beyond repair. When she is commissioned by her old friend Alexia to restore a rare giraffe piano, she returns to the island to find her dreams haunted by memories of Hilary, a young English girl raped and murdered 10 years before. Val determines to uncover the truth about the case, and set to rest her own doubts about the involvement of her father, Yiannis, and half-brother, Markos, both policemen who were involved in the original investigation.
Joined by her friend Harry, Val begins to unravel the threads. Then two strange tokens arrive, one for Alexia's daughter Chloe and one for Val, and it becomes clear that Hilary's unknown killer is on Val's trail. Her search for the truth becomes a race for life.
The English Daughter," by Lindsay Townsend is a beautifully written romantic suspense novel.
The scenes well crafted I can see the characters in my mind's eye. Flowing movement of the players in quiet desperation to escape an evil force that is not fully identified until the very end.
"The English Daughter," is about life and death with a tender romance that heals Val's self-image. The love scenes are tasteful, not explcit and allow for imagination - they are not the focus of the tale. The mystery of Val's dreams and the unknown killer is the purpose of the telling.
Beautiful landscapes, towns and intense sunlight is the backdrop where the crime was committed. Lindsay also uses Val's vocation of piano restorer in the narrative. She weaves the intricacies of restoring wood to its original unblemished state into the healing of her cast.
I recommend this book to all that enjoy romantic suspense? The account of Val's life and travels in the here and now and in her dreams brings fulfillment to me as a listener.
I enjoyed the audiobook production of this story. The narrator, Michelle Ford, does an excellent job of telling the account. Her voice is very melodic keeping me absorbed in the descriptive tale.
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Would you try another book from Lindsay Townsend and/or Michelle Ford?
Yes I would try another book.
Would you recommend The English Daughter to your friends? Why or why not?
I would recommend this if you are after something to fill in time... light and easy listen
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Enjoyed this book
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This story was very predictable. this story is not as good as the reviews claim.
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