Release day: All That’s Left Unsaid
Today is the official release of All That’s Left Unsaid by Rowena Holloway (paperback and ebook, Fractured Press). Here’s the blurb:
‘I think my friend is dead!’ she said.
My mother hasn’t heard from this friend in more years than I’ve been alive, has never, in fact, mentioned her name. Yet this stranger—a pile of bones retrieved from a chasm on the Amalfi coast—is suddenly the most important person in the world to her. All my life, I’ve waited for my mother’s affection. Now I must compete with a dead woman.
A mother’s secret…
Intrigued to learn her mother once lived in Italy, a secret she has kept for thirty years, Harriet (Harrie) Taylor accepts the challenge to determine if the remains known only as the Positano Skeleton belong to her mother’s long-lost friend. It’s as good an excuse as any to escape Australia and the stench of career failure. And succeeding just might prove her worth—as a journalist and a daughter.
An Italian odyssey…
Harrie finds beautiful Positano isn’t quite the sun-soaked paradise of the holiday brochures, despite the attentions of sexy bar owner, Antonio. No one wants to talk to a foreigner about the skeleton or the past, least of all the local commissario who has fresher bodies to worry about. How can she probe old secrets when she doesn’t even speak the language? Then a homeless man hands her a photograph and Harrie is forced to question how far she will go to find the truth.
Rowena dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
Harrie travels to Positano to find the truth about her mother’s past, and though the passionate Antonio is a welcome distraction from her troubles, her questions stir up old secrets that put her life in danger. In writing All That’s Left Unsaid I wanted to explore how assumption and expectation shape relationships, and how the cracks are often filled with silence. What emerged is a tale of passion, suspicion and intrigue that is also a story of love between mother and daughter.
Rowena is giving ARRA members a chance to win one of two ebook copies of All That’s Left Unsaid delivered straight to your inbox. To go in the draw, just answer this question: What’s your favourite romantic destination? The draw will be close on 27 April. (The giveaway is now closed. The winner was Helen.)