The breathtaking new novel from the bestselling author of The Russian Concubine and The White Pearl. An epic story of love, loss and danger in paradise . . .
With beautiful blue skies, sandy beaches and glorious sunshine, the Bahamas is a slice of heaven. But in 1943, the world is at war and even paradise isn't safe . . . Twenty-three-year-old Dodie Wyatt thought she had escaped her turbulent past - but one night her peace is shattered when she chooses to help a man she finds stabbed in an alleyway.
On the other side of Nassau, wealthy diplomat's wife Ella Stanford plays the role she has been born into, throwing herself into charitable work and charming her husband's powerful friends. But she has secrets to keep - and those secrets could put her life in danger.
When one of the richest men in the world is found dead, these two very different women - Dodie, a shy introvert, and Ella, a confident socialite - are drawn together. With the unstable island spiralling into violence, deceit, greed and death, Dodie and Ella have only each other to rely on, as their lives are torn apart . . .
Furnivall's descriptions are powerful . . . the plotting and pace are breathless - Historical Novels Review
Breathtaking historical fiction - The Times
Perfect escapist reading - Marie Claire
For fans of historical, epic fiction, it doesn't get much better than this - The Bookseller
...All the ingredients of the best kinds of holiday reads - grand adventure, drama, romance . . . The setting is sweeping, the story big, and the description vivid - Courier Mail
A wonderfully evocative tale - Sun
Kate Furnivall was born in Wales and studied English at London University. She worked in publishing and then moved to TV advertising, where she met her husband.
In 2000, Kate decided to write her mother's extraordinary story of growing up in Russia, China and India, and this became The Russian Concubine, which was a New York Times bestseller. All her books since then have had an exotic setting and Kate has travelled widely for her research. She now has two sons and lives with her husband in a cottage by the sea in Devon.
Visit Kate's website at www.katefurnivall.com