Release date - 27th April 2017
Book length - 256 pages
Publisher - Aurora Metro Books Ltd
Amazon UK - The Dragonfly
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When Colin discovers his son is on a murder charge in France, he trails his small boat, ‘The Dragonfly’, across the channel to stay in Paris to try and help him. There he meets his grand-daughter – the irrepressible Delphine – for the first time. They embark on an exciting boat journey through the picturesque French canals, heading south through Burgundy, ‘until the butter melts’.
Along the way, they catch up with Tyler, a spirited American, and through various mishaps and misunderstandings, they land big fish, cultivate new loves and uncover a burning secret.
But can Colin finally help his son get off the hook?
Colin Aylesford has a strained, almost non-existent relationship with his son Michael, so when police officers arrive at his house to tell him that Michael has been arrested for the murder of his wife, Charlotte, Colin cannot understand what has happened in his son's life to lead him to this point. And what about his granddaughter, Delphine, who is only nine? Determined to uncover the truth, Colin sets out to France, and while travelling the canals with his sullen granddaughter by his side, maybe he will find a way to a brighter future for them all.
THE DRAGONFLY by Kate Dunn is a really engaging, unusual story of family, love, and heartache, with the beautiful landscapes and villages of France as its backdrop. Colin is an interesting character as he is a man more comfortable on the water and tending his boat, then he is with people and parenting. While the relationship that develops between Colin and Delphine is heartwarming at times, throughout the story there is a dark, underlying atmosphere that threatens to bubble up to the surface at any moment. The mystery about Charlotte's death is intriguing and will keep you gripped from beginning to end. THE DRAGONFLY by Kate Dunn is a fascinating story and well worth a read.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖 4
Kate Dunn has had five books published, two novels: Rebecca's Children and The Line Between Us as well as three works of non fiction, Always and Always -- The Wartime Letters of Hugh and Margaret Williams, Exit through the Fireplace and Do Not Adjust Your Set. She has written travel articles for various national newspapers and has broadcast on Radios Two, Three and Four including regular contributions to Front Row. She worked for ten years as an actress and has a PhD in Drama from Manchester University. Her third novel The Dragonfly will be published by Aurora Metro in March 2017. For more information:
Website - katedunn.co.uk
Twitter - twitter.com/katedunnwriter
*I want to thank Kate for providing me with this copy for review
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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