Friday, 20 August 2021

[MPOV] The Far Side of the Sun

My rating: 4/5
Goodreads rating: 3.69/5
Published: December 5th, 2013
Author: Kate Furnivall
Genre: historical fiction, mystery, romance, crime

My pick for August's Book Challenge:
1. TBNT Book Challenge: A book about climate change OR set in a tropical climate
2. Book Spin / Book Spin Bingo: letters K or B (Kate Furnivall)

Dodie is a waitress trying to make ends meet in Bahamas. This novel follows the turmoil Dodie encountered after trying to save a stabbed man by the roadside who eventually died at her house. From meeting and falling in love with Flynn to investigating the truth behind the dead man, it all broils down to the rich in Bahamas with the likes of a Duke, a Sir and a few others with many more deaths to come.

I thoroughly enjoyed the way the author has written this novel. Very easy to understand, even with the many point of views, it was short and sweet as it's labelled at each chapter accordingly. Yet, it was intriguing and had me vested in the story. It was rightly paced which slowly build up the momentum and I just can't wait to finish it!

Though it may seemed odd the way it started with Dodie finding and helping an injured unknown man, this is set in the 40's on a small island hence the appropriateness may differ to a town or city. As such, with a little romance and crime do set the story nicely with a few other distinguished cohorts and the high societies then. The premise itself made it easily relatable overall and the ending was unexpected for me.

I have only read one other book by Kate Furnivall, The Russian Concubine, but I do find this one much more enjoyable and I could easily immersed myself into the story. It maybe a little predictable at some point, yet it was engaging with well written prose. I honestly do missed the beach, especially in a lockdown now due to Covid-19! I just can't wait to bring out my beach bag and board a plane to Bali! 
My love, this is a new beginning. Us together. Forget the rest. This is you and me.

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