A Madness of Sunshine

A Madness of Sunshine

eBook - 2019
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"Anahera Rawiri left New Zealand at twenty-one, fleeing small-town poverty and the ghosts of her childhood with no plans to look back. But eight years later, she returns, seeking familiarity as respite from the shattered remains of her new life. And despite the changes brought on by a bump in tourism--the shiny new welcome sign at the town line and a decidedly less shiny new police presence--Golden Cove appears much as it ever was: a small settlement on the savage West Coast of the South Island, populated by all the remembered faces and set against a backdrop of lush greenery, jagged cliffs, and crashing waves. Detective Will Gallagher knows all about ghosts; his own chased him out of a promising career in Christchurch, landing him as the sole cop in a quaint town where his most pressing concerns are petty theft and the occasional drunk. When Golden Cove resident Miri Hinewai goes out for a run and fails to return, Will finds himself heading up a missing person's search that rapidly escalates into an official investigation after this case is connected with similar ones from the past. As an outsider, Will begins to rely on Anahera's knowledge of the area and its residents to help him delve into Golden Cove's secrets, and to determine whether it shelters something far more dangerous than just an unforgiving landscape"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780593099087
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (344 pages)

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Jan 03, 2020

Recommended by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Dec 16, 2019

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RomanceAddict Dec 03, 2019

Review excerpt: "CW: Domestic violence, violence against women, violence against animals, references to sexual assault

'A Madness of Sunshine' by Nalini Singh is a tightly plotted thriller that has pervasive feeling of rage coiled around it. Every character in this book feels angry and on edge, on the verge of snapping. This creates a superb tension that carries throughout the novel and, when combined with a perfectly plotted mystery and well-developed characters, results in a fantastic reading experience. This might well be my favorite book of the year."


Nov 16, 2019

Set in a coastal village in New Zealand, this thriller will keep the reader guessing until the very last chapter. A broken woman and former light of the village returns from living abroad as a young, beautiful current source of light disappears while on a run. The close-knit community is immediately mobilized to search while their only police officer investigates -- uncovering secrets and stirring up past secrets and sins. The treacherous bush landscape lends an additional layer of danger to the effort. Throughout Singh weaves a lyrical narrative filled with the contrasts of sunshine and storm giving readers a gripping new thriller with the promise for a sequel.


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