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One day she was there and the next day the day after the fire she was goneIn the summer of 1983 when Helen is sixteen Victoria Dover and her eccentric family move in next door at once making her lonely world a thrilling place Bu. This is a great read but be aware its very slow at the beginning You may feel like giving up but its well worth sticking withWe have all at some time had friends who have influenced us Led us to do something that maybe we thought about later In some ways this is an unsettling read and gets you a little anxious and nervousIt has two timelines in this book A prior time and a recent time which sometimes got me a little confused until I got used to the authors way or writingSecrets and liesThis is a really good debut novel written in a really appealing way Looking forward to what this authors brings us nextthanks to Random House UK Transworld Publishers via Net Galley for my copy An Impolite Seduction (Countess Trilogy you a little anxious and nervousIt has two timelines in this book A prior time and a recent time which sometimes got me a little confused until I got used to the authors way or writingSecrets and liesThis is a really good debut novel written in a really appealing way Looking forward to what this authors brings us nextthanks to Random House UK Transworld Publishers via Net Galley for my copy

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The Summer of Secrets

T the summer ends with a terrible tragedy and everyone involved – her father and the entire Dover family – simply disappearsThen one day thirty years later Victoria comes backA suspenseful spell binding coming of age story a. The Summer of Secrets is a slow burning hauntingly atmospheric novel a coming of age tale with a lot of emotional resonance and a real feel for the teenage mentalityTold in two timelines we see the relationship between Helen on holiday and ignored pretty much by her Dad and Victoria a girl she meets whilst there The two become friends Victoria s family fascinates Helen and she becomes very obsessive about the friendship Then something happenssomething that affects Helen s whole life moving forwardYears later Helen finds Victoria again so begins a journey back into the past and a slow but inevitable uncovering of the truth about what happened that nightThis is not a BAM in your face full on twisty turny mystery that rocks along so if you are expecting that then you might be diappointed for me however Sarah Jasmon s approach to weaving her web is one of consideration and content a deeper exploration of the human condition and how we form our relationships especially in our formative yearsAs a character study it works extremely well using the mystery element to anchor the plot giving you something to work towards whilst delving into the psyche of Helen and Victoria painting a picture leading you inexorably towards an emotional conclusionDescriptively speaking this is gorgeous evoking a real sense of those long ago hot summers the teenage years when one day blends into the next Sarah Jasmon has a real talent for transporting you there the sights the sounds the feelingsthis is one of the huge strengths of this novel as a wholeOverall a really great read One I will rememberHappy Reading Folks

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Bout young friendship damaged families and how one simple action on a long sultry summer can echo through the years Perfect for fans of Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard Liane Moriarty's The Husband's Secret and Helen Dun's The L. Sixteen year old Helen doesn t have any friends from school to spend the summer holidays with Her parents have split up her Mum moved away and Helen lives with just her Dad who is busy working on his boat When the Dover family move in next door they seem exciting to Helen and provide a welcome distraction from her loneliness But something happens during that summer something that changes everythingThis is a very impressive debut novel and I loved all the characters especially Helen The story is mainly set during 1983 with a few chapters in the present dayThank you to Transworld Publishers Netgalley for my review copy


10 thoughts on “The Summer of Secrets

  1. says:

    This is uite a slow moving read not as pacey as I would normally like but I still thoroughly enjoyed it nevertheless Sixteen year old Helen lives with her father and they have uite a uiet lifestyle almost boring in fact That is until the arrival of the Dovers who are renting a house nearby A wild bohemian family they are laid back a

  2. says:

    The Summer of Secrets is a darkly atmospheric tale of growing up secrets of the past and the impact they have on those involvedThis is not a uick thrill of a book but uite a slow moving descriptive and somewhat unn

  3. says:

    This is a great read but be aware its very slow at the beginning You may feel like giving up but its well worth sticking withWe have all at some time had friends who have influenced us Led us to do something that maybe we thought about later In some ways this is an unsettling read and gets you a little anxious and nervousIt has two

  4. says:

    This is a book to be experienced It evokes and recreates for all the senses those endless teenage summer days the awkwardness and self consciousness the intensity of teenage female friendships the teetering at the edge of adulthood the excitement of the unusual Every page is suffused with a stifling heat the heat of the sun coupled with the

  5. says:

    The Summer of Secrets is a slow burning hauntingly atmospheric novel a coming of age tale with a lot of emotional resonance and a real feel for the teenage mentalityTold in two timelines we see the relationship between Helen on holiday and ignored pretty much by her Dad and Victoria a girl she meets whilst there The two become friends Victori

  6. says:

    I absolutely fell for this wonderfully atmospheric book It is beautifully written and reminds us of school days and dreamy long hot English summer holidays The whole book was just a delight from the cover to the last page We can even forgive Sarah Jasmon the final part of the story where it all becomes so stunningly sad Si

  7. says:

    The Summer of Secrets by Sarah Jasmon was published on 13 August 2015 in paperback by Black Swan an imprint of Transworld and is the author's debut novelSometimes slow often evocative and always beautifully written; The Summer of Secrets is a coming of age story set during the summer months of 1983 and is interwoven with the present day life of lead character HelenIn 1983 Helen is a lonely uite introverted girl who lives with h

  8. says:

    This review was originally posted on Between My LinesI have a bit of a conflicted feel about this book parts were FAB but at the same time I struggled to read it at times So let’s just go with a list of pros and cons and you can see exactly what I’m talking about First Line of The Summer of Secrets by Sarah Jasmon So much blue The Pros of The Summer of Secrets by Sarah Jasmon The writing gave me shivers at the start It’s

  9. says:

    Sixteen year old Helen doesn't have any friends from school to spend the summer holidays with Her parents have split up her Mum moved away and Helen lives with just her Dad who is busy working on his boat When the Dover family move in next door they seem exciting to Helen and provide a welcome distraction from

  10. says:

    This book is well written and a very intriguing mystery and it was written in a really vibrant way

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