Friday, 5 May 2017

The Last Night - Cesca Major

In a quiet coastal village, Irina spends her days restoring furniture, passing the time in peace and hiding away from the world. A family secret, long held and never discussed, casts a dark shadow and Irina chooses to withdraw into her work. When an antique bureau is sent to her workshop, the owner anonymous, Irina senses a history to the object that makes her uneasy. As Irina begins to investigate the origins of the piece, she unearths the secrets it holds within.

Decades earlier, another young woman kept secrets. Her name was Abigail. over the course of one summer, she fell in love, and dreamed of the future. But Abigail could not know that a catastrophe loomed, and this event would change the course of many lives for ever... 

My thoughts:
After reading her other book I knew something bad would happen, and the blurb does hint at that too. I so wanted to google and see what happened in that village. But I braced myself.

The book is told in present day and in 1952. I was not that fond of Irene who was fixing up an old bureau and started to wonder about its history. See I was all about reading about what actually happened.

In the past we follow Abigail who moves in with her sister. Not the best place to stay. But the village is nice, romance is on the horizon and something is looming in the distance. I also liked Abigail, she was, well not shy, just not that outspoken and she did not always dare to say things she wanted too. Which was totally understandable in the situation.

It was a good book and I kept racing towards the end so I would know what would happen, what was the big bad? Would there even a big bad this time around? 

It was a lovely summer that turns into a mystery decades later

Cover
Ok

Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: May 4th 2017 by Corvus Books
Fiction/ Historical fiction
In exchange for an honest review


36 comments:

  1. It sounds like there was plenty of tension in this book.

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  2. I'd end up skimming so I knew if anything bad happened first. I'm such a wimp lol

    For What It's Worth

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    1. LOL, but the thing was I did not know for sure it would be bad

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  3. Love that this kept you reading to find out what happened. Those are the best!

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    1. That is something coming from you ;)

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  5. I like books that keep me wondering and makes me want to get to the end.

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  6. Friday! Friday! Friday!!

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  7. Okay you have me super curious about this author and this book too, I'd be eager to read the last page first! Thank you for putting this book on my radar! :)

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  8. Recently, I was reading a book, and I was really worried about what would happen to one of the characters, so I went on Goodreads and read the synopsis for the following book, just to make sure no one died! haha

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    1. LOL, I get that. I was so worried but I stuck with it without checking :)

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  9. A book that makes you want to know the end is always the sign of a good book I think. Hope the bad was okay!

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    1. Well it was bad but could have been worse. Not like the last book. That end was brutal

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  10. Mysteries in the past... hmm. :)

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  11. After reading your review, I got curious and did some googling too, and found some other reviews that mentioned the Lynmouth event. I never even knew about it before, wow, tragic.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I get that I never heard about it. It was then, and well when we learn history here we do look at the bigger things. But tragic indeed

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  12. I like books told during two different time periods like this one. It is good that you couldn't wait to find out what happened.

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  13. I've read so many dual storylines lately that I wish for a linear novel. Sounds like dual is the only way this one could be told though.

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    1. That I can understand. I can read them, but not all the time

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  14. sounds like a good one, I'm the same, I google real events/people in books too.

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  15. At least you remained interested! That's a good thing.

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  16. Ooh, I'm intrigued! Will have to look for this one.

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