Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Deep Blue Sea by Tasmina Perry

Beneath the shimmering surface lies a dark secret... Diana and Julian Denver have the world at their feet. With a blissful marriage, a darling son and beautiful homes in London and the country, Diana's life, to the outside world, is perfect.
But nothing is as it seems... When Julian dies suddenly and tragically, Diana is convinced there is more to it than meets the eye. She calls on the one person she had never wanted to see again - her sister, Rachel. A former tabloid reporter, Rachel appears to be living the dream as a diving instructor on a Thai island. The truth is she's in exile, estranged from her family and driven from her career by Fleet Street's phone-hacking scandal. 
For Rachel, Diana's request opens old wounds. But she is determined to make amends for the past, and embarks on a treacherous journey to uncover the truth - wherever it may lead...

If there is one authors books besides Belinda Jones that scream summer beach reads it is Tasmina Perrys books! Deep Blue Sea easily grabs your attention from the beautiful tranquil cover but the storyline is far from paradise.

Diana and Julian have what seems like the perfect lives. But what is on the surface can often mask cracks underneath. When Julian is found dead in their marital home and she is told it is suicide but she cannot accept this and she is desperate to get answers and the one person who she can trust to go to extreme measures to get to the bottom of this is her estranged sister Racheal.

Racheal has been living a more relaxed life running a diving school with business partner Liam which is a far cry from her old job in journalism. When she gets a visit from her sister asking for her help she jumps at the chance hoping it will build bridges with her family again.

This is the third Tasmina Perry book I have read and she is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. What I like about this authors books is they are unlike other authors books I read. They always have a great helping of romance but there is also the suspense she creates and the crimes that make such a captivating storyline that make these books impossible to put down and Deep Blue Sea is no exception. I am going to get my one negative point out of the way now which is that I really missed the glamour that has been present in the author’s previous books. Other than this I loved everything about this book and would recommend it in a heartbeat.

The suspense that is created in this book is fantastic. I couldn’t solve the mystery surrounding Julians death, each time I thought I was on the right track to finding out who was involved Racheal would then speak to another character and her questions always then opened up another possible suspect! I had to keep reading as I was so intrigued I was eager to find out who was behind Julians death. I do love a book that is unpredictable and if you do too then this book really won’t disappoint.

There were a lot of characters in this book but they were all developed well so I had no trouble keeping up with who was who. Racheal was by far my favourite character she was a very strong and determined character who was instantly likeable. I really liked the whole diving in Thailand business Tasmina Perry creates and idyllic setting here I was hoping to have more of the storyline set there but hey I am just being greedy now!

If you’re looking for a captivating, unpredictable read this Summer then look no further as this one is not to be missed.

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  1. Thanks for this review Rea. I was wondering about this book, having read and loved 'Gold Diggers' and will now put it on my Want To Read List.

    Janice xx

    1. Glad it helped you to make another book choice Janice, hope you are well xXx