Two Tides To Turn
By RR Gall
A family ripped asunder.
A terrible secret lurks in a thrilling novel of love, grief, and mystery.
Patrick thought his grandfather, John, died before he was born.
In later life, he finds out that it wasn’t true. For the first five years of Patrick’s life, they stayed in the same small village.
So why were they kept apart?
Patrick wishes to search the past to find the reason – but only if he can be united with his young daughter first.
And that means bringing her home to Scotland.
It means journeying to France to take her away from the care of her mother, Patrick’s ex-wife.
In 1915, with the war raging in Europe, John is a young man working on the family farm. Not yet old enough to enlist but aware of its looming threat, he meets Catherine. But his attempts at courtship end suddenly when an accident rips his life apart.
Told in alternate chapters, set, mainly, in South-West Scotland, this is the dramatic story of Patrick, interwoven with John’s traumatic life.
Well, this is one of those books I have to wait before I write a review. It is a book I had to really process before being able to write about it. It is a haunting story of love, grief, betrayals of the worst kind, and a mystery.
It’s a book about Patrick and his grandfather, John, told in parallel timelines. Patrick grew up thinking his grandfather had died before he was born. Imagine his surprise when he realizes that he and his grandfather lived in the same village for years, but he was always kept away from him. After his own father’s death, he wants to know why. Thus, begins one mystery, but Patrick also wants to see his little girl again. That in of itself is another intriguing part of the storyline.
I can’t go into much more detail as it will spoil the book, and I definitely don’t want to do that. The synopsis doesn’t even scratch the surface of the intensity of this book. There really are no words to accurately tell you that. All the characters are very well fleshed out. I couldn’t put the book down until I was finished. The characters are still with me and probably will be for a while!
RR Gall lives in Scotland and is the author of:
The Case of the Pig in the Evening Suit,
The Case of Colourful Clothes and Kilts,
The Case of the Hermit’s Guest Bedroom
Two Tides To Turn,
A Different Place to Die,
Only the Living Can Die.
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