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Release day: All That’s Left Unsaid

20 April 2015

Today is the official release of All That’s Left Unsaid by Rowena Holloway (paperback and ebook, Fractured Press). Here’s the blurb:

All That's Left UnsaidIn the dark chasm of Italy’s past some things are best left buried.

‘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.

You can find out more about this book at Rowena’s website and find buy links here.

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.)

10 Comments
  1. 21 April 2015 9:08 pm

    Well, just about anywhere without the kids is romantic, but I’ve just spent a glorious long weekend in Melbourne living it up. I think crystal clear water, clean sandy beaches and isolation is my ultimate romantic getaway though. I thoroughly enjoyed your last book, so can’t wait to get my hands on this.

    • rowena715 permalink
      22 April 2015 11:04 am

      🙂 I can well imagine, Sandy. Melbourne sounds great and I agree about beaches and isolation.

  2. 20 April 2015 12:41 pm

    Congratulations Rowena … well done on such a great day!
    Cheers, Gabrielle

    • rowena715 permalink
      20 April 2015 1:44 pm

      Thanks Gabrielle–and thank you (and Trailermade) for my extraordinary book trailer! I can guess that your fave romantic destination is a certain man’s strong arms.😉

  3. lynette williams permalink
    20 April 2015 10:20 am

    love the sound of this book congrats on the release—Lyn

    • rowena715 permalink
      20 April 2015 11:20 am

      Thanks Lyn🙂 Do you have a favourite romantic destination?

  4. 20 April 2015 9:38 am

    Congrats Rowena. Looking forward to reading this one. Your cover is beautiful and the book trailer intriguing. Enjoy your release day.

    • rowena715 permalink
      20 April 2015 11:19 am

      Thanks Leesa🙂 I love the cover too, especially after the first cover artist left us high and dry. It was a mad scramble to find another and she did a beautiful job. And Trailermade really captured the story without giving away spoilers!

  5. helensibbritt permalink
    20 April 2015 9:37 am

    Congrats on the release Rowena this sounds very intriguing🙂

    I have always wanted to visit The Greek Isles but Italy is close behind🙂

    Have Fun
    Helen

    • rowena715 permalink
      20 April 2015 11:17 am

      Thanks Helen. Oh, the Greek Isles! We spent a few days touring them years ago. I turned my ankle in Pythagoria (too many cocktails…)🙂

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