#Blogtour #Review: The Scandal by Nicola Marsh @NicolaMarsh @bookouture #TheScandal #DomesticSuspense #Netgalley #BookoutureBooksOnTour
Release date - 25th July 2019
Book length - 338 pages
Publisher - Bookouture
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I want to thank Noelle from www.bookouture.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book via Netgalley.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
My life is like one of those cheap snow globes my twins collected when they were younger. Shiny and pretty on the outside, blurred beyond recognition when shaken.
Ever since her twin girls left home, Marisa has felt there’s something missing from her life. Her sprawling mansion is no longer filled with laughter and chaos, and she’s desperate to feel needed... and to be distracted from the secret she’s been hiding from her husband for all these years.
Coffee with her best friends might be the only thing holding Marisa together. But Claire and Ellyhave their own secrets. Like why Claire hasn’t been to work in weeks, or why Elly won’t tell anyone who’s buying her flowers.
When Jodi, a pregnant young girl, turns up at Marisa’s doorstep, Marisa is quick to come to her aid. She sees herself in Jodi and she knows how devoting yourself to looking after others can take up all your time in the most marvellous way.
But Jodi’s arrival quickly pushes everyone’s lies to the surface. The father of her unborn child is someone the women know very well, and Marisa starts to wonder if her obsession with helping Jodi might come at a devastating price…
I picked up THE SCANDAL by Nicola Marsh at 8pm and it never left my hand until I read the last line - it is that good!!!
Three very different women from different backgrounds have formed a friendship which they all rely on in different ways. Marisa is the epitome of the classy, sophisticated wealthy wife and mother, who volunteers all the time and has the perfect marriage - or does she? Claire loves her husband with all of her heart and enjoys her career as a cop. But infertility is breaking her heart and there is something that she is hiding from Dane who has never lied to her - or has he? And then there is Elly who is fierce, strong, and doesn't need anyone, or so the other ladies think.
When a young, pregnant girl called Jodi arrives in their town, Marisa is first to offer her help and soon the other women follow suit but Jodi came here to find her unborn baby's dad, and it is someone very close to home to the ladies. As secrets, lies, betrayals, and horrifying truths come to the surface, it is safe to say that nobody's lives will ever be the same, and a danger is lurking that nobody could ever imagine because someone will kill to prevent a scandal.
Be prepared to be suspicious of everyone as you read this book. The characters are all very contrasting and as I got to know each of these women in turn, it became very clear that you can never judge a book by its cover and there was a noticeable building up of tension that really got under my skin the more that I read. It is the kind of drama that gets under your skin and makes you angry at the injustice of it all and even at the end THE SCANDAL still managed to surprise me after all of the revelations!
THE SCANDAL by Nicola Marsh is a gripping story that completely ensnared my attention and I highly recommend it!!
USA TODAY bestselling & multi-award winning author Nicola Marsh writes feel-good fiction with a twist!
She has published 68 books with Harlequin, Amazon and indie, and sold over 8 million copies worldwide.
She currently writes women's fiction/rural romance for Harper Collins Australia Mira imprint, emotional domestic suspense for Bookouture and contemporary romance for Harlequin Dare.
Her first mainstream contemporary romance, BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD released to rave reviews, including a nomination for RWA's RBY, Romantic Book of the Year.
Her first indie-pubbed contemporary romance CRAZY LOVE is an Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller, and was nominated for an ARRA award.
Her women's fiction novel SAVING SARA with Lake Union hit the #1 kindle romance spot on Amazon UK.
Her young adult fantasy SCION OF THE SUN won a National Readers' Choice Award for Best YA novel.
She's also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan and Barnes & Noble bestseller, a RBY and National Readers' Choice Award winner, is a multiple finalist for awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers' Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has won several CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Awards.
A physiotherapist for 13 years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two dashing young heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, barracking loudly for her beloved North Melbourne Kangaroos footy team, and her favourite, curling up with a good book!
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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