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Written in an engaging style, Whispering Palms is a first rate mystery novel oozing with excitement and suspense. Embracing a touch of Agatha Christie' and a generous sprinkling of glitz and glamour, the cleverly constructed, fast-moving plot is full of sizzling surprises, twists and turns, which would keep even the best amateur sleuth on his or her toes to the very end. Detail is so sharp and true to life, it wouldn't take any reader long to feel embroiled in the growing web of gossip, innuendo, intrigue, and uncertainty being woven in the heat of the sun.
Set on a remote, idyllic Caribbean island, this captivating adventure of interwoven lives, loves, lusts, and desires is played out in a privileged paradise for the rich and anonymous, which devotes itself to rumor, insincerity, self indulgence, hypocrisy, and above all, blackmail.
When the island's palms start to whisper in the lazy, tropical winds, the vibrant mix of colorful and varied characters engage in unusual and unpredictable behavior and begin to forge convenient, and sometimes unconventional, relationships which inevitably lead to all sorts of further thrills and intrigue. After all, everyone has a past, everyone has a reason to be there, and everyone has his or her own special agenda!
Indeed, there is something for everyone in this novel, and theres definitely a twist in the tale!
What a promising first novel by this author. From the beginning you are drawn into the lives of the diverse characters on this dream island and you cannot wait to see what surprises await around the corner for them.I read this while on holiday-it is an ideal escape from the real world and the style of writing makes it a pleasure to read. I cannot wait for the sequel-Please make it soon, Mr. Charles!