I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the HOLD BACK THE TIDE by Melinda Salisbury Blog Tour hosted by Terminal Tours.
About The Book:
From internationally bestselling, acclaimed author Melinda Salisbury comes a darkly seductive story of murder, betrayal, love, and family secrets in a small town in the Scottish Highlands.
Here are the rules of living with a murderer.
One: Do not draw attention to yourself.
Of course, when you live with a murderer, this is impossible. Even the subtlest of spectres is bound to be noticed. Which leads to the next rule.
Two: If you can’t be invisible, be useful.
Everyone in this quiet lakeside community knows that Alva’s father killed her mother, all those years ago. There wasn’t enough proof to arrest him, though, and with no other family, Alva’s been forced to live with her mother’s murderer, doing her best to survive until she can earn enough money to run away.
One of her chores is to monitor water levels in the loch-a task her father takes very seriously. Their family has been the guardian of the loch for generations. It’s a cold, lonely task, and a few times, Alva can swear she feels someone watching her.
But the more Alva investigates, the more she realizes that the truth can be more monstrous than lies, and that you can never escape your past…
What an amazing read! Full of mystery, thrills and even a little romance – this book was not at all what I expected!! In a good way I was completely thrown for a loop, I couldn’t put it down. Without giving away any spoilers – let me tell you, you will ugly cry on more than one occasion!! A very fast paced read with phenomenal characters, and a story line like you’ve never seen before. Definitely a book worth reading in 2021!!
About The Author
Melinda Salisbury was born in the 1980s in a landlocked city, before escaping to live by the sea. As a child, she genuinely thought Roald Dahl’s Matilda was her biography. When she’s not trying to unlock the hidden avenues of her mind, she’s reading, writing, or traveling. She lives in the UK and can be found on Twitter as @MESalisbury, though be warned she tweets often.
Huge thank you to Scholastic and Terminal Tours for gifting me this copy in exchange for my honest review. I hope you are all enjoying the New Year so far. Have a wonderful day!