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A Sicilian Affair by Susan Lewis : a review

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Book cover for A Sicilian Affair by Susan Lewis.  Red roses are floating on water with a cave in the background

A Sicilian Affair by Susan Lewis

  • Category : Thriller
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperCollins (11 April 2024)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0008471967
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0008471965
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A Sicilian Affair Summary

A fresh start where no-one knows her name is exactly what Catie is looking for from her Sicilian escape.

When Catie meets handsome Giancarlo, she has stumbled across a love that could last forever… If only she can admit the truth about her past.

But the scars of betrayal from her broken marriage and fragile family are only part of the story.

Some secrets are too devastating to share…

A Sicilian Affair Review

Catie is looking to escape her past and memories that threaten to destroy her. In order to find some peace and tranquillity she decides to travel to Taormina in Sicily to relax and take stock of the events that have led her to where she is. In Sicily she knows no-one and can truly begin from scratch.

Soon, she meets Giancarlo who, being from Taormina, offers to be her guide and show her around the town. As their friendship grows and they begin to get closer, Catie starts to believe she might be able to finally let go of the past, leaving the skeletons behind her. As she begins to open up to Giancarlo she must confront everything that happened to her.

A Sicilian Affair is a dual timeline story which sees Catie in real time having just arrived in Sicily and also the events of her past which lead up to where she is today.

I felt for Catie as her past was gradually revealed and longed for her to find happiness after such trauma. I found that whichever timeline I was reading I was completely transported into the story. I was gripped and wanted to find out what happened to Catie. A multi-layered character, Catie’s love of music shines through.

The depictions of Sicily are rich, immersive and very well described.

This is a gorgeous book to get completely lost in.

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About the Author

Susan Lewis is the internationally bestselling author of over forty books across the genres of family drama, thriller, suspense and crime. She is also the author of Just One More Day and One Day at a Time, the moving memoirs of her childhood in Bristol during the 1960s. Following periods of living in Los Angeles and the South of France, she currently lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, James, and her dog, Mimi.

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