Saturday, 4 March 2017

Blog Tour - The Silent Fountain by Victoria Fox

The bit on the back...

Beneath the surface lies a terrible secret…

Hollywood, 1975: Tragedy sends troubled film star Vivien Lockhart into the arms of Giovanni Moretti, and it seems her fortunes have finally changed. Until she meets his sister, and learns that dark shadows haunt her new husband’s past…

Tuscany, Present day: Everyone in London is searching for Lucy Whittaker – so Lucy needs to disappear. But her new home, the crumbling Castillo Barbarossa, is far from the secluded paradise it seemed.

Across the decades, Vivien and Lucy find themselves trapped in the idyllic Italian villa.
And if they are ever to truly escape its walls, they must first unearth its secrets…

I'm delighted today to be taking part in the blog tour for Victoria Fox' new novel The Silent Fountain. I've been a fan of Victoria's over the last few years so I'm always excited to read something new from her.

BEWARE: This book will have you hooked!

Victoria's previous six novels, including Hollywood Sinners and Power Games are all glamorous, bonk-busting, summer chart toppers. The Silent Fountain is a new direction for Victoria with a much deeper, twisting story that draws you in and entrances you from the beginning.

The story is written with a dual narrative between Vivien and Lucy, two women far apart in years but with something intertwining their lives together. Readers are also treated to a time flip element to Vivien's story which lets you come to fully understand her character and back story.

From the start there is just something, hard to pin down exactly the feeling, but something that feels like suspense and excitement with an edge of fear and real tangibility. After reading the first fifteen or so chapters of the book I still couldn't get a sense of where the story was heading!

One thing that really struck me about the book, alongside the story, was the vivid detail and imagery employed throughout. I've been to Italy and can recall acutely the dusty, fragrant heat of the day and the cool clarity of the night time. The novel was like a step back to that holiday with a feeling that all senses were been tantalised throughout. Even the cover had my interest piqued!

This is sure to be one of the books you see at every poolside this Summer with heads of romance and suspense fans alike stuck inside! I am excited to see what's next!

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