Fall in back in love with life in this eagerly awaited new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author. Izzy has broken off her engagement to her feckless fiancée Kieran and returned to her childhood home – the sleepy village of Halfhidden. She soon realizes that life in the village is anything but peaceful – for one thing she’s living with her mad aunt Debo and her pack of dogs, and for another, Izzy has a lot of unanswered questions. When she was a teenager, Izzy was involved in a terrible accident, involving various inhabitants of Halfhidden. As she sets out to discover what actually happened on the night of the accident, she realizes that her painful past is actually standing in the way of her future happiness. So when a handsome stranger comes to Halfhidden will she let love back into her life?
This is the first Trisha Ashley book that has taken me a while to settle into, I did wonder if I was going to be able to carry on with the book but gradually I found myself being pulled into the book and getting familiar with the characters. Our main character is Izzy, she has reached a point where she feels she needs to return to her childhood home of Halfhidden after realising that her and her fiancé want different things, but heading back home is going to be a hard as she needs to face her tragic past with the accident she was involved in but has no memory of the event. Izzy hopes being home will mean she can get some long awaited answers about the details of the accident and surely the meeting of a new tall dark handsome stranger will help to pass the time by!
I am pleased I carried on with this book because this was another great read by this author. Izzy is such a wonderful main character, she is strong, brave and believable which is rare to see and I loved her for this. She didn’t take the easy options and she didn’t rush things, she was also extremely caring and generous. I loved the friendship between Izzy, Cam and Lulu they had such a genuine bond and they were very welcoming to Rufus when he came on the scene. Rufus was a true gentleman although when I first met him I wasn’t sure of his motive. There are many other wonderful characters in the community and you can really feel the community spirit all coming together to try and improve their village with ghost trails for holiday makers which will improve their businesses.
I thought it was a great idea at the beginning of each chapter finding out a little piece of the event and although I had my suspicions as to what had happened I enjoyed the journey Izzy went on to put all the pieces together and find out what really happened.
This was an enjoyable read by Trisha Ashley that will not disappoint her loyal fans.