A stunning re-issue of bestselling author Hannah Richell's debut novel: a dramatic family saga with a dark thread of suspense lurking at its heart.
Every family has its secrets. Some are small, like telling a white lie or snooping through a private drawer. Others are more serious, like infidelity and betrayal. And some secrets are so terrible they must be hidden away in a deep, dark place, for if they ever came to light, they would surely tear a family apart ...
The Tides are a family full of secrets. Returning to Clifftops, the rambling family house perched high on the Dorset coastline, youngest daughter Dora hopes for a fresh start, for herself and the new life she carries. But can long-held secrets ever really be forgiven? And even if you can forgive, can you ever really learn to love again?
Secrets of the Tides is the spellbinding debut from Hannah Richell, a rich and compelling family drama with a dark thread of suspense at its heart.
Set against the ebb and flow of the ever-present sea, this complex family drama is a page-turner of a debut novel. - Australian Women's Weekly
A tale of secrets, lies, betrayal and infidelity. It's also about a loss that strikes at the heart of family; one that time will mellow but never completely heal. Heartbreakingly good. - Herald Sun
Assuredly written and impeccably structured, it excavates the emotional layers of family drama when something goes terribly wrong... - Sydney Morning Herald
This cracking debut novel will have you turning the pages so fast you'll get a paper cut. - Sun-Herald
A compelling debut tale of infidelity, betrayal and tragedy that will have you turning the pages until the early hours. - Grazia
The writing is so vivid that we became completely lost in the Tide family's world - this one's going to go far. - Good Housekeeping
The Tides in Hannah Richell's forceful debut are a family ... the revelations of what happened, and the burden of guilt the Tides carry, are powerfully evoked in a classy melodrama with very well-realised characters. Once you start reading, you'll be hooked. - Reader's Digest
The theme of a cataclysmic event that continues to shape the lives of all those involved is central to Hannah Richell's ambitious, wide-ranging family saga. - Daily Mail
Hannah Richell was born in Kent and spent her childhood years in Buckinghamshire and Canada. After graduating from the University of Nottingham she worked in the book publishing and film industries in both London and Sydney. She is a dual citizen of Great Britain and Australia and currently lives the South West of England with her family. Hannah is the author of international bestsellers Secrets of the Tides and The Shadow Year. The Peacock Summer is her third novel. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages.