Sandy Gent is a British-born author who now calls Australia home. She is currently working on her fourth novel.
Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite
I must say, I love a good mystery. I also love a romance. And if you can combine those two things together and add in some suspense and interesting characters, I am pretty much in book heaven. Well, I found all of these things and much more in The Fallout From Shadows, the new book by author Sandy Gent, and the follow-up novel to the first book in this series, Wedding Day. In The Fallout From Shadows, we are reintroduced to characters Anna and Sylvia, Lucinda, Rob and Detective Inspector Gareth Wainwright. And of course, we are reintroduced to the Old Upton Manor Hotel, but it is closed for renovations. Each of the characters has followed their own path in recovery from the death that recently devastated them in Wedding Day, but when Detective Wainwright is assigned one last murder investigation before retiring, it appears that the lives of the characters we’ve grown to love will be turned upside-down once again.
I so enjoyed The Fallout From Shadows. I had not read Wedding Day, but I was able to follow along just fine in this novel. I plan to go back and read the first installment as soon as I can, I liked this book so much. Author Sandy Gent has a gift in writing realistic characters that will begin to feel like a person’s own friends and neighbors, and that certainly happened when I read this book. The storyline is engaging and intriguing, and I found myself needing to read the book from start to finish, I just had to know what happened in the end. I would recommend The Fallout From Shadows to any reader who enjoys romance, mysteries or just a good book. I will be watching to see when Sandy Gent releases her next book, because I know it is one I will definitely enjoy reading.