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Title: A Matter of Latitude
Author: Isobel Blackthorn
Published: December 4th, 2018
As someone who has enjoyed holidays in the Canary Islands for many years I just couldn’t resist reading this book – and it gives a totally different take on life there! If you thought Sicily was the only island purported to have mafia, think again as they appear to be front and central in the Lanzarote based thriller! It starts with Celestino Diaz being forced off the road in a collision that leaves him injured, his car a flaming wreck and him fleeing for his life during stormy weather conditions. He’s an artist who was born and brought up on the island who is also an anti-corruption activist and he fears his activities have put him in danger. He has an English wife, Paula, and they have a daughter, Gloria, whose birthday party he should be at.
This is an engaging, enthralling story of fighting against corruption in a closely knit island community. It involves plenty of secrets, danger, mystery and suspense to keep you turning the pages right to the very end. It is a story where you’re never quite certain about just who is trustworthy and who is corrupt. It is also a tale of romance as Paula strives to uncover just what has happened to her husband – and why. I found it a fascinating story and will definitely be looking out for more by this talented author in future!
I requested and was given a copy of this book. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
When local Lanzarote anti-corruption activist, Celestino, is t-boned on a lonely stretch of road, he knows the collision was no accident.
Wounded and fearing for his life, he hides in an abandoned fishing village, waiting for a chance to make it home. Meanwhile his wife, English expat Paula, is distraught. Her pursuit of answers is deflected when her neighbor, troublesome retiree Shirley Mobad, co-opts Paula on her escapades around the Canary Island.
Paula’s search for her husband quickly descends into mayhem, danger and intrigue. Before long, she realizes she’s being followed. She needs answers, and fast.
But where is Celestino, and will he ever make it back alive?
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