The Daughter's Promise by Sarah Clutton
Kindle Edition, 333 pages
Expected publication: January 8th 2020 by Bookouture
About the Book:
Two years after a family tragedy, and still consumed by her grief, Willa receives a strange letter from halfway across the globe. She has inherited a house in Australia, in a town she’s never heard of, from a woman she doesn’t know. Following the mystery to the inviting shores of Sisters Cove, Willa is entranced by the dilapidated old Chapel House she now owns, perched high on a windy cliff within the grounds of Merrivale Estate. As Willa’s suspicions grow about her connection to the place, she begins to look amongst the dusty artwork and sealed boxes of papers left to her, and it becomes clear that the truth is not at all what she expected. At Merrivale, social butterfly Annabelle is alarmed by Willa’s arrival. Why did her old friend and confidante Lillian leave her home to this stranger? As the two women’s lives intersect in the small, insular world of Sisters Cove, neither realises the dark truth that connects them until it’s too late. And when that terrible secret is exposed, it could destroy the lives of everyone involved.
I am so glad I joined Netgalley last year as I have found some new authors to love and some books that are true gems. And now I can add The Daughter's Promise and Sarah Clutton to the list.
The book alternates between Willa's current storyline and flashes back to Annabelle's past as a teenager. As usual I preferred the historical timeline for Annabelle but Willa's story was great too. In addition to finding out about Annabelle's past there is also a mystery surrounding who Willa's birth mother is and that added an extra mystery to the book.
You will laugh, cry, and root for Annabelle and Willa. I felt like with Annabelle, she was a character I could finally relate to. She wasn't the usual gorgeous and skinny heroine - she had insecurities and was self-conscious about her weight. It was nice to be able to connect with a character like that.
The Daughter's Promise by Sarah Clutton was charming, entertaining, and hard to put down. You should definitely pick it up.
Thank you NetGalley, Sarah Clutton and Bookouture for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.