Lots going on beside the sea
ALL sorts of people wash up in the town of Kesterly-on-Sea. Some have holiday suitcases, while others carry the weight of secrets they hope to unload with the start of a new life.
The human condition, foolishness and frailty, honesty and deceit, these are the building blocks of a Susan Lewis bestseller. Her characters leap off thepagesbecausesheknowsthe route to the heart of the matter. Skeletons certainly rattle in cupboards, and no one’s life is as sunny as it seems in Kesterlyon-Sea. AndeeLawrence, agood detective who didn’t have a clue her dedication to the job was breaking up her marriage, now seeks to escape her own problems by turning private eye to look into the case of young Jessica Leonard, who vanished into the night two years before when she was due to catch a train from Paddington downtothesouthcoast. Meanwhile much-loved resident RowzeeCayne, whooncetaughtAndee’s two children, has made a decision about dealing with her terminal illness, but she’s keeping it to herself. Then fate decides to entwine these two lives with surprising and gripping results. Review by Janet McK- echnie.
In which Lewis book did a killer’s release from prison bringnewheartache? Entries to Alex Gordon, Momentcompetition by August 11.