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Blog Tour: The Cornish Retribution by Amanda James

Today I am excited to joining the blog tour for Amanda James' new book, The Cornish Retribution! I was excited to get a chance to read and review this book, in part because Cornwall is one of my favorite places and even though this book is less than idyllic, the setting was a draw for me.

Book Blurb:

After a tragic car accident, Samantha is left widowed and bereft. Her husband Adam was everything to her. But at least the home they shared together in Cornwall provides her with some security. Or does it?

Upon returning from a school reunion in Sheffield, where Sam met her old friend, Penny, and an old flame from her school days, Dan, she discovers that Adam had invested money unwisely and she is now penniless.

When Penny and Dan, who are now married, arrive in Cornwall to visit Sam, Dan comes up with a way in which Sam can keep the house. He suggests she turns it into a writing retreat. And he is willing to invest.

Despite his wife’s reservations, Dan gets his way but at what price?

Why is Dan so keen to help? Has Sam put herself in harm’s way?

Some relationships are built to last. Others are deadly.

My Review:


The Cornish Retreat was my first book by Amanda James, but I don't think it will be my last. Sam was a compelling character and I was sucked into the story from the very start. I liked how the author used the setting to create an atmosphere of suspense and I was eager to know how the mystery would be resolved. I did think the ending was a little abrupt, given the build-up, but all in all, it was a very satisfying read!

The writing is solid, the characters well developed and the mystery very nicely plotted. Looking forward to see what this author comes up with next!

Get your copy here.

About the Author:

Amanda has written since she was a child, but never imagined that her words would be published, given that she left school with no real qualifications of note apart from an A* in how to be a nuisance in class. Nevertheless, she returned to education when her daughter was five and eventually became a history teacher. Then in 2010, after many twists and turns, the dream of becoming a writer came true when her first short story was published. Amanda has written many short stories and has six novels currently published.

Amanda grew up in Sheffield but now has realised her lifelong dream of living in Cornwall and her writing is inspired every day by the dramatic coastline near her home. She has sketched out many stories in her head while walking the cliff paths. Four of her mystery/suspense novels are set there, Somewhere Beyond the Sea, Summer in Tintagel, Behind the Lie and Rip Current. The Cornish Retribution is also set in Cornwall and will be published by Bloodhound Books in October 2018.

Amanda, known to many as Mandy, spends far more time than is good for her on social media and has turned procrastination to a fine art. She can also usually be found playing on the beach with her family, or walking the cliff paths planning her next book.

Connect with the Author:

Amanda’s blog