Reviewed by Kirsty Nicole Pole
looking in, Diana and Julian have the perfect life. With gorgeously expensive
properties in London and the country, and enough money to live a more
than comfortable life, they seem to have it made. But when Julian suddenly dies in suspicious circumstances, Diana can’t stop thinking that things just don’t
seem right and so she makes the phone call that she never wanted to make – to
her sister Rachel. Rachel is an ex-tabloid reporter who lost her career to the
phone hacking scandal, but now Diana needs her more than ever if they are to
uncover the truth about what really happened to Julian.
This book is
like a scandalous murder mystery, as with Tasmina’s other books she always
manages to combine a sleek plot with intriguing characters and some gripping
twists and turns. I loved the characters in this book, they were well written
and had many sides to them. Rachel’s skills as a reporter, which she has tried
to squash down by her new role as a driving instructor, lead them further down
the rabbit warren that is Julian’s life, and before they know it the questions
that she asks throw another twist into the story that you aren’t expecting.
Perry’s books are always full of twists and turns and Deep Blue Sea is no
exception, every time I thought I’d worked out what had happened to Julian I
got thrown a curve ball that took the characters in a completely different
direction and it kept me hooked. But they also have a unique by of balancing
the mystery with romance and there is plenty to keep you interested.
descriptions of setting in the book are incredibly vivid, I always feel like I
am being transported to wherever is being written about in the book and this one
was no exception. The descriptions of Thailand were exceptionally detailed and
actually made me want to visit. You can tell that the book has been well
researched and I liked that it was so current, covering the issue of phone
hacking made the plot seem a lot more true to life.
read a Tasmina Perry book you always know what you’re going to get, murder,
glamour and a healthy dose of sex. It is a recipe for reader delight, and
clearly a format that works well, although I struggled to ignore a little
niggling voice in my head that was telling me “You’ve read this before.”
However, that aside it was, as always, a delight to read and as the nights draw
in this is the perfect read to keep summer alive that little bit longer.