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A Secret Shore

(1986)
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Andrea needs a fresh start.

Tired of her city life as a clothes designer, she decides to move her and her sister Tessa back to their childhood home of Seaton Lindsay, to the cliff-side Pele cottage.

But Andrea has other reasons for moving back, questions she needs to be answered.

Fifteen years ago she fell from the cliff, luckily rescued by someone, though she has no memory of the events surrounding the fall.

She was told by her mother that her father died in a fatal car crash but Andrea is starting to think that maybe this is a lie, and that maybe her father was somehow involved with her fall, that maybe he died trying to rescue her.

She needs to know, the guilt that she may have caused her father's death is threatening to destroy her.

But when she encounters the dark and mysterious Richard Seaton, heir to the Seaton estate, sparks fly and she can't stop thinking about him. She assumed that it was Richard who saved her all those years ago and has held a candle for him ever since.

But as their relationship begins to grow, Andrea is confronted with a dilemma, in the form of the infamous Tom Batey, who happens to be Richard's nemesis, though their quarrel is unknown to Andrea.

Torn between the two men and desperate to discover the truth, Andrea attempts to seek comfort and advice from her childhood friend Genevra. But when they meet up, she informs Andrea that she is betrothed to Richard.

Events turn dark with mysterious phone calls and cryptic warnings to stay away and Andrea is running out of time to find the truth.

And when her sister Tessa goes missing, Andrea realises that she may not be the only one in the village with secrets. And that maybe her childhood friends are not to be trusted.

Everyone has secrets and past wrongdoings are not so easily forgotten in Seaton Lindsay.

Will Andrea ever find the truth and save her sister?

Will she work out who she wants to be with when all their secrets are discovered?

'A Secret Shore' is a gripping romantic thriller, set on the English coast.

Jennifer Hyde is pseudonym of the crime-writer, Marjorie Eccles. She lives in the Midlands. Under Jennifer Hyde she is also the author of 'A Handful of Shadows'. Under Marjorie Eccles she is the author of the Inspector Gil Mayo crime series, which includes 'A Death of Distinction', 'More Deaths Than One', 'A Species of Revenge', 'An Accidental Shroud' and 'Killing Me Softly'.

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Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Hardback Editions

April 1986 : UK Hardback

Title: Secret Shore (Rainbow romance)
Author(s): Jennifer Hyde
ISBN: 0-7090-2680-3 / 978-0-7090-2680-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Secret Shore
Author(s): Jennifer Hyde
ISBN: 1-5393-2865-1 / 978-1-5393-2865-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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February 1995 : UK Paperback

Title: Secret Shore
Author(s): Jennifer Hyde
ISBN: 1-85389-543-1 / 978-1-85389-543-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dales Large Print
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Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Secret Shore
Author(s): Jennifer Hyde
Publisher: Lume Books
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