A Madness of Sunshine

A Madness of Sunshine

eBook - 2019
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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh welcomes you to a remote town on the edge of the world where even the blinding brightness of the sun can’t mask the darkness that lies deep within a killer.… On the rugged West Coast of New Zealand, Golden Cove is more than just a town where people live. The adults are more than neighbors; the children, more than schoolmates.  That is until one fateful summer—and several vanished bodies—shatters the trust holding Golden Cove together. All that’s left are whispers behind closed doors, broken friendships, and a silent agreement to not look back. But they can’t run from the past forever.  Eight years later, a beautiful young woman disappears without a trace, and the residents of Golden Cove wonder if their home shelters something far more dangerous than an unforgiving landscape.   It’s not long before the dark past collides with the haunting present and deadly secrets come to light.
Publisher: [S.l.]: Penguin Publishing Group, 2019
ISBN: 9780593099087
Characteristics: c
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Nov 24, 2020

A thriller that went from somewhat boring to exciting.

Sep 19, 2020

A middle of the road thriller.

Sep 03, 2020

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Jan 29, 2020

If you're a fan of Nalini Singh as I am, you'll enjoy her superb writing - but perhaps not the story. It was DARK, and it stayed dark through the end. The romance, which was secondary (and almost non-existent), just came across as two people whose relationship formed from sharing their hurts and the fact each had lived apparently misery-loaded lives. Other book series by Ms. Singh are beautiful reads because they twist dire and painful situations into stories of discovery, light, and happiness without being contrived. This story took a different path; I don't think I'd read a second in this style. I'll stick to her stories that make me smile.

IndyPL_CarriG Jan 28, 2020

A fast and easy read with a strong sense of place, Singh's first foray out of the romance genre is a definite success. This is not necessarily a mystery novel that will keep you guessing, but a likable small town in the remote areas on New Zealand was a new setting for me, and despite the fact that the good guys were a bit too good and the bad guys a bit too bad, I still enjoyed reading this mystery and was satisfied with the conclusion.

CCPL_Kristin Jan 17, 2020

Bestselling paranormal romance author Nalini Singh strays from her usual genre with a new romantic thriller, A Madness of Sunshine. Friends, family and a few newcomers must confront their troubled past and the current disappearance of a popular young woman. Singh truly brings to life the beautiful, rugged, and remote landscape of this suspenseful novel’s New Zealand setting.

Jan 03, 2020

Recommended by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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RandomLibrarian Dec 03, 2019

Review excerpt: "CW: Domestic violence, violence against women, violence against animals, references to sexual assault

'A Madness of Sunshine' by Nalini Singh is a tightly plotted thriller that has pervasive feeling of rage coiled around it. Every character in this book feels angry and on edge, on the verge of snapping. This creates a superb tension that carries throughout the novel and, when combined with a perfectly plotted mystery and well-developed characters, results in a fantastic reading experience. This might well be my favorite book of the year."


Nov 16, 2019

Set in a coastal village in New Zealand, this thriller will keep the reader guessing until the very last chapter. A broken woman and former light of the village returns from living abroad as a young, beautiful current source of light disappears while on a run. The close-knit community is immediately mobilized to search while their only police officer investigates -- uncovering secrets and stirring up past secrets and sins. The treacherous bush landscape lends an additional layer of danger to the effort. Throughout Singh weaves a lyrical narrative filled with the contrasts of sunshine and storm giving readers a gripping new thriller with the promise for a sequel.

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