Guernsey Retreat

“Murder, mystery, and romance – it’s got it all.” 

The third in The Guernsey Novels series, likely to appeal to fans of the best-selling book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Two violent deaths. Separated by time, but with a fatal connection…

A man loses his father. A young woman loses her mother. Both in tragic circumstances that lead, when they meet, to surprising revelations from the past

Louisa needs to find the father she has never known, to warn him of possible danger – for them both. Her search takes her from England to Guernsey. Malcolm’s journey is more complicated: conceived in Guernsey, his bereaved mother emigrates with him to Canada. Many years later he arrives in India, and from here he is led back to Guernsey to open a health centre at La Folie. This was his father’s home and where he was killed at the start of the Second World War

At the heart of the two deaths lie stolen jewels. Valuable enough to kill for. Twice. 

Finding her father brings Louisa more than she bargains for, and her life is transformed, while Malcolm learns that life is, after all, for sharing… 

Review: The cover of the book is very professional and most certainly suits the story.

I found myself completely immersed in the first chapter. It is the perfect backdrop for the second, yet, it is the third chapter, in my opinion, that really sets the scene for the whole story without giving way how the incidents would become entwined.

The body of the story is well-structured and coherent. The story is put together very carefully as characters and relationships are steadily developed. There’s no rushing into things with Allen, she knows exactly what she’s doing as she works with the timing of events and developments that are not too predictable.

The story ends very well. It doesn’t let the reader down and there is good closure for the main characters involved.