When the mumsnet bloggers network asked for bloggers to write a book review of a new novel, I jumped at the chance.
The Fire Child by S.K Tremayne is her second book after her first and best selling The Ice Twins. I had no preconceptions having not read her first and didn’t know anything about the book.
It’s set in West Penwith in Cornwall in the modern day.
The main character and narrator is a young female who has recently married a very wealthy estate owner and is subsequently living in his inherited sprawling stately home. She can’t believe her luck and is very happy. Briefly. It all changes and a rolling story unfolds, full of twists and turns.
It flows well and kept me turning the pages with ease and interest, keen to find out the mystery. The characters and plot were believable.
The only thing I liked less was the authors frequent use of personification and metaphor. She was trying to create feeling in the reader and build suspense but I just think she over did it and it became too obvious.
Other books similarish to this I’d say are, Before I go to sleep by SJ Watson, Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. If you liked those, you’ll like this. It’s definitely worth a read.
I’d recommend it to anyone who likes mystery, thrillers, ghost stories and particularly Cornwall.
If I had to score it out of 5, overall I’d give it a 4.