The Ghost of His Past by Simone Angela
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This debut small town story from Simone Angela was an intriguing read. Again another unique voice in this series. With every new release I continue to be enthralled and entertained by each author’s different spin on this country town. This story didn’t disappoint. It was every bit as enjoyable as each new release has been so far, and kept me turning the page long after I should have been asleep. Each new story brings a new adventure and a greater insight into this town. If I had one very small bit of critique it would be that I would have liked to have seen the author explore the suspense element a little more deeply and use the arrival of Mark’s ex wife to its full advantage. Given that this is Ms Angela’s first foray in rural romantic suspense, I thought she did a wonderful job with the plot.
When you’re haunted by a dark past, can you ever find the light?
Architect Mark Bradford escaped to the country town of Bindarra Creek with his seven year old daughter, never wanting to relive the nightmare of his past.
When Frenchwoman Brigitte de Rosier arrives as Mark’s live-in nanny, Mark’s world is turned upside down. All those painful memories he thought buried long ago, resurface, and he struggles with inner demons and guilt.
Brigitte came to Bindarra Creek to spend time with her uncle, her own guilt hanging over her head. She never expected to be drawn to her remote, new boss and his lonely daughter. She wants to bring some light into their shadowy lives but can’t seem to get through to him.
Mark is over-protective and doesn’t agree with Brigitte’s belief in giving his little girl some freedom. But there’s a very good reason for that.
When Brigitte stumbles upon the shocking truth, Mark confesses all and she finally learns the reason why he’s been so up and down. Will the ghost of his past keep them apart forever?