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 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. Read by Emilia Fox, star of Silent Witness.
©2012 Hannah Richell (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group
"The Tides of Clifftops?"
I really think the author could have thought up some more believable names for her characters.
I abandoned this book about 25% through. It's as if the author thought she should write a story, rather than having a story that she needed to write.
Very lightweight, unconvincing and boring.
"Deeply moving - cleverly written"
Such a sad family tale - very well written and deeply emotional.
It was so easy to believe the miscommunications within the family and how a series of events could shape and destroy a group of people's lives so completely.
I didn't see many of the twists and turns coming; they were well constructed and thought out.
Ultimately, I did get the ending I wanted but it was thoughtful and well written.
This is a well written book read beautifully by Emilia Fox. Full of pathos, guilt and regret, this is not an easy book to listen to. The author writes skilfully and creates a maelstrom of heart rending emotions although the dialogue rambles in places. The end of the book is intended to be uplifting but I didn't find it so. It left me with a feeling of intense sadness that lasted long after I listened to the last word.
This book was a real treat and I didn't want it to end. I could picture all of the characters, the setting and the events perfectly. I would highly recommend this book. Very gripping!
"Secrets all Round"
Great book to read, however quite a sad book too. The secrets of all the family members all blaming themselfs for what happen on the beach that day. Wriiten over various time lines so can be a bit confuseing at first. The deep inner thoughts of each family member is so well wrttien. Emila Fox her narration is amasing! Her voice makes you feel the story not just hear it.
I really enjoyed listening to this beautiful, well written story about loss and forgiveness. The narrator reads very well.
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