Lots go­ing on be­side the sea

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Books & Dvd/Blu-Ray - The Mo­ment She Left Su­san Lewis Cen­tury £12.99

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.

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