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GIVEAWAY: Madness Of Sunshine

December 23, 2019

Today I bring you something different, not only my review of Nalini Singh’s debut thriller A Madness of Sunshine but also I am giving away one copy of the US edition hardcover, as I was silly and preordered this book twice. So check out below for both my review and how to enter my giveaway.

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A Madness of Sunshine Adult Thriller Romance Hachette Paperback 400 pages

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 not to 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.

My Thoughts:

I was really excited about this book for two reasons, I love Nalini’s Psy-Changeling series AND I will always stan a Kiwi author! I was not disappointed in the least, and there was so much that I loved about this book which not only takes place in New Zealand but has a very strong focus on the things that make us unique. I loved that our main character is a Maori woman and there are plenty of Maori names throughout, as many books seem to make New Zealand seem like a miniature England.

I loved that the book had Te Reo Maori sprinkled into it and without being patronizing or over-explaining what they meant. It added the feeling of being in a small town on the west coast, and I loved it. I found the plot around the missing girl riveting and was thoroughly impressed with the multilayer storyline here. Anahera is not alone in having ventured out to the big smoke and coming back to her small town as it seems most her class has done the same.

I did find the overall romance aspect of this book a bit of a letdown, there was no real chemistry or build-up to it. It just seemed they were instantly obsessed with each other but it a standoffish way. I just didn’t seem to find it all that interesting. It’s okay though because the romance part of this book it really secondary and is not necessary to the enjoyment of a good old fashioned small-town murder mystery book!

I give a Madness of Sunshine 4 out of 5 stars:

A Madness Of Sunshine by Nalini Singh was published on 5th December 2019 by Hachette. You can purchase your own copy at Mighty Ape, Whitcoulls, Unity Books, or wherever you like to purchase books.

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  • Reply littlemissstar55 December 23, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this book, Brooklynne! I know how excited you were to read it.
    And I adore that it was so completely Kiwi, too.

    • Reply Brooklynne Michelle December 24, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      Thanks, It was one of the first books I wrote about on my blog and the first upcoming release that made me feel like I should start a book blog for so that I can post my thoughts about it when I read it.

  • Reply Sue - doddyaboutbooks December 25, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Great review! I’m looking forward to picking it up. I don’t read enough NZ fiction.

  • Reply Sarah Fairbairn December 28, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    This is how scatter brained I’ve been lately, so behind.

    A shame the romance was a bit of a let down, but it sounds like there was plenty else going on to make up for it!

    • Reply Brooklynne Michelle December 30, 2019 at 11:29 am

      Thanks for stopping by, I think this time of the year makes us all scatterbrained! Luckily the romance aspect of this book was a side, side plot so I really don’t mind.

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