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Secrets of the Tides

Hannah Richell

12 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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.

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Praise for Secrets of the Tides

  • ...a tale of secrets, lies, betrayal and infidelity...Heartbreakingly good. - Herald Sun

  • Moving and deeply suspenseful - Sydney Morning Herald

  • A definite page-turner with unexpected depths - The Australian Women's Weekly

  • ...this cracking debut novel will have you turning the pages so fast you'll get a paper cut. - Sun-Herald

  • 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

  • A compelling debut tale of infidelity, betrayal and tragedy that will have you turning the pages until the early hours. - Grazia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • This cracking debut novel will have you turning the pages so fast you'll get a paper cut. - Sun-Herald

  • 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

  • Assuredly written and impeccably structured, it excavates the emotional layers of family drama when something goes terribly wrong... - Sydney Morning Herald

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Hannah Richell

Hannah Richell was born in Kent and spent her childhood years in the UK and Canada. She is the author of two previous best-selling novels novels: Secrets of the Tides and The Shadow Year. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages. Hannah has a background in book and film marketing and has worked in both the UK and Australia on a range of popular entertainment brands. She has also written for media outlets such as Harpers Bazaar, Australian Women's Weekly, Fairfax and the Independent. Hannah is a dual citizen of Great Britain and Australia and currently lives in the South West of England with her family.