The Far Side Of The Sun By Kate Furnivall

'The Far Side Of The Sun‘The Far Side Of The Sun’ is the latest book by Kate Furnivall.

Twenty-three-year-old Dodie Wyatt thought she had escaped her turbulent past – but one night her peace is shattered when she chooses to help a man she finds stabbed in an alleyway. On the other side of Nassau, wealthy diplomat’s wife Ella Stanford plays the role she has been born into, throwing herself into charitable work and charming her husband’s powerful friends. But she has secrets to keep – and those secrets could put her life in danger. When one of the richest men in the world is found dead, these two very different women – Dodie, a shy introvert, and Ella, a confident socialite – are drawn together. With the unstable island spiralling into violence, deceit, greed and death, Dodie and Ella have only each other to rely on, as their lives are torn apart.

‘The Far Side Of The Sun’ is the first book that I have read by Kate Furnivall and I have to say that it was a lovely introduction to the author. The book was an intriguing historical story set in the tropical island of the Bahamas.

The story is seen from the perspective of the three main characters Dodie, Ella and Flynn and starts when Dodie finds a man with a stab wound begging for her help. Dodie tries to save him but sadly he dies leaving her with two gold coins and a strong desire to find his killer. Whilst Dodie leads a poor life, struggling to make ends meet in her small job witnessing at the local hotel, she finds an unlikely confidante in a shape of social butterfly Ella, who wants to help her find the killer even though all fingers seem to point towards Dodie and the young gentleman called Flynn who has employed himself as Dodie’s guardian. Between the three of them, they are determined to find the killer but it seems that the killer wants to get to them first.

I loved this story, immediately you are swept in this historical story with a little bit of romance and mystery which makes it the perfect summer book. The characters are all strong people that individually make the story quite interesting. Dodie is a poor girl who came from England and works long hours to pay for her little house. Independent and shy, she comes out of her shell when her life is put in danger and rebels against the people who threaten her. Whereas Ella, is a stark contrast to Dodie, with no shortage of money and married to a successful man they make an interesting pair. Handsome Flynn is also a nice addition to the story, protector of Dodie, he too wants to solve the murder but it’s hard when they are the main suspects.

One thing I loved about this story, was that it like an old fashioned ‘who done it’ type of a story, where every new character that you encountered immediately became a suspect as you tried to piece the clues together. Also set against the backdrop of the Bahamas, it also gave the story, an element of glamour even though there was quite a bit of poverty in the tale.

An interesting story that I immediately became hooked on, ‘The Far Side Of The Sun’ is a well written and researched story about love and greed and will most definitely have you reading into the late hours.

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