The Rose Petal Beach

In Mike Leigh’s wonderful film Secrets & Lies the audience is gradually shown all the ‘unknown knowns’ (to use a phrase of Donald Rumsfeld’s) which have been hidden from the characters. It’s a disconcerting thought that there may be dozens of truths about our circumstances of which we are blissfully unaware, many of a personal nature. Is the truth better than ignorance at any cost? What if knowing the truth destroys happiness?

In The Rose Petal Beach Tamia Brenett is horrified when her husband, Scott, is accused of something terrible – but when she discovers that the charge is attempted rape of her best friend Mirabelle things get hairy. Backed into a corner and unsure what to think, Tamia is forced to choose who she instinctively believes. But Tamia’s choice has dire consequences for all concerned especially when matters take a tragic turn. Then a stranger arrives in town to sprinkle rose petals in the sea in memory of her lost loved one. This stranger carries with her shocking truths that will change the lives of everyone she meets, and will once again force Tamia to make some devastating choices. Offering a complex plot and empathetic characters this is your classic ‘page-turner’ and will keep you entertained to the last.

 ISBN: 978-1780874968

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