When lonely artist Siôn Ruston retreats to the seaside village of Rosewick Bay, Yorkshire, to recover from a suicide attempt, he doesn’t expect to encounter any ghosts, let alone the one who appears in his bedroom every morning at dawn. He also doesn’t expect to meet his ghost’s gorgeous, flirty descendant working at the local museum… and the village pub, and as a lifeboat volunteer. But Mattie’s great-great-grandfather isn’t the only specter in Rosewick Bay, and as Siôn and Mattie investigate an ill-fated love affair from a bygone era, they begin a romance of their own, one that will hopefully escape the tragedy Mattie’s ancestor suffered.
But the ghosts aren’t the only ones with secrets, and the things Siôn and Mattie are keeping from each other threaten to tear them apart. And all the while, the dead are biding their time, because the curse of Rosewick Bay has never been broken. If the ghosts are seen on the streets, local tradition foretells a man will drown before the summer’s end
This was a great book. I fell in love with it since I first saw that magnetic cover. This is the first book I read from the author. It had a little bit of everything–beautiful characters, mystery, love, ghosts, funny moments and secrets. I really loved it.
Siôn is trying to put his life together after a suicide attempt. He moves to Rosewick Bay as a part of his recovery, but things becomes a little odd when he starts seeing a ghost in his bedroom. Mattie, a local man, feel intrigued by the story and decides to help Siôn investigate the mystery. Mattie’s flirty attitude soon gains Siôn’s attention and feelings begin to grow between the two men, but secrets get in the middle and threatens to put apart the new relationship.
This was very interesting story. It took me a while get into it because it begin with a slow pace, but after a while I was so trapped by the beautiful story. The story becomes fast-paced near the end and there are some very intense moments. It has engendered in me such a huge amount of emotion that it was a joy to read it. It was so easy to connect with the main character’s feelings. The plot was fascinating; it was very hard to guess where the story would go. And it wasn’t only on matters of the main characters, but the ghost’s story was also captivating.
Siôn was a great character. He had some age issues that become a little tiresome, but other than that, he was a fantastic character. His feelings and insecurities felt truthful. Mattie was a delightful character, so joyful and very fun to read, it was nice to see a vulnerable side in such apparently perfect character. Their relationship, even though too rushed for my taste, felt very realistic. It might happen in a few days, but it felt honest and beautiful. I truly believe the feelings they had for each other.
Overall a great story, I would recommend it to any reader. Perhaps the ones who like paranormal stories would feel more attracted to it, but I think any reader would be able to enjoy the mystery and love that comes with this book.