Thank you so much to Love Books and Justine John for inviting me on the blog tour for Gilding the Lily, and also gifting me a copy of the book! Here is my review…
A gripping mystery of jealousy, murder and lies.
An invitation to her estranged, wealthy father’s surprise 75th birthday party in New York sees Amelia and her husband, Jack, set off across the pond to meet a whole new world of family politics.
Amelia, now a successful businesswoman, feels guilty about never liking her father’s women, so does her upmost to give his new socialite partner, Evelyn, the benefit of the doubt. Wouldn’t it be nice if they could just all get along? But there’s something very dark, determined and dangerous about her…
When Amelia’s father, Roger, becomes ill, Jack grows suspicious that there is more to it. Amelia understands why, but no one else will believe them. They travel back to America to piece together the puzzle, but when Roger goes missing, the couple are driven to their wits’ end. It takes a DEA officer and a secret assassin to bring them answers, but the ruthless truth is something no one expected…
About the Author:
After thirty years in corporate life in London, half of which was running a successful events company, I decided to take a chance to write the novel that was ‘in me’ since I was a child. Gilding the Lily is the result of this and is a domestic noir story which I hope will keep you on the edge of your chair/sofa/bed/train/plane-seat….
Gilding the Lily is such a thrilling read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! There’s a lot of drama and mystery, and a lot of family tensions, which I really enjoy in a book. There’s loads of really interesting characters as well, who all add something unique and intriguing to the story. The pacing of the books is great, and there were moments where I found myself not being able to stop reading! This book is the perfect read for those who enjoy a lot of drama, twists and turns, and a really intriguing sense of mystery! Highly recommend this one.
Also, I know that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but I adore the cover for Gilding the Lily! The colours and design are gorgeous!
Thanks so much again to Love Book Tours and the author! ❤